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Developing effective study habits
Time: Choose specific times to study - a routine helps mental preparation to study
Goals: Set specific goals for each study period - this helps to stay focused so it is easy to evaluate progress
Plan: Stick to the plan - Delaying a study session because of a difficult assignment can lead
to rushed work later on
Tackle; Tackle the difficult assignments first when mental energies are highest
Review: Review class notes before beginning an assignment to be sure all instructions are understood
Help: Ask for help if you need it
Breaks: Schedule study breaks
Source: Fick Educational Services
The Student's Guide to Exam Success by
Publication Date: 2006
Students will perform better in exams if they have the necessary emotional resources in the run-up. This guide offers advice on developing emotional strength in response to the increasingly heavy demands that are made on students in the modern world.
Essential Study Skills by
Publication Date: 2008
Watch Tom Burns introduce his book Essential Study Skills - Second Edition Watch Sandra Sinfield discuss one of her favourite chapters - how to make the best notes Praise for the first edition: "The effect on our students was like star dust!" Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford Student feedback from Study Skills sessions at London Metropolitan University: "Why didn′t they tell us this before? ... This is the best bit of learning I′ve ever done!" "At school I was told to go away and get a job in a shop ... Since doing Study Skills I′m getting ′A′s′ for my assignments!" "I was het-up, frightened ... I just wanted to run away and hide ... Oh I love it now!" "When I first got here I kept thinking I would be found out ... I know I can do it now" "I never enjoyed school, not at all ... Everything′s different now - it′s great!" "When I first got here I thought they were all looking at me and thinking ′What′s that old woman doing here?′ ... It′s my university now!" The eagerly-awaited new edition continues to provide a truly practical guide to achieving success at university. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, this is the book that will help you better understand how you learn, gain a clear idea of your strengths and areas for development, organise yourself for study, write and research academically, pass exams, and cope with stress at university. Now completely revised and restructured, the authors use their twenty-five years of hands-on experience with students in university to provide genuinely useful advice. Key features of the new edition: - 12 new chapters for coverage of everything you need to know including: computer skills, becoming a confident writer, note-taking, how to build your memory, and the new Personal Development Plan. - Packed with handy tips, real-life examples and useful activities. - A brand new companion website with extensive material to support you in your quest for academic success - http://www.uk.sagepub.com/burnsandsinfield/ With its easy-to-use dip in, dip out structure, helpful features, and lively and engaging writing style, you will find Essential Study Skills an essential companion to the challenges of studying at university. Tom Burns is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University.
Coping with Stress at University by
Publication Date: 2006
Coping with Stress at University comprehensively covers the main problems and stresses that a student may experience during their university career. Looking at university life from a variety of angles, this book equips the student to be able to deal with stressful situations ranging from exam pressure to relationship problems, from homesickness to managing finances. Although the problems do not change, the way a student faces them can and the more effective the approach, the less stress the student will feel when tackling their concerns. Quotes and case studies from previous students illustrate how problems have been dealt with in the past, and a number of coping techniques and exercises are provided to help prepare students for the transition into and through university life. Coping with Stress at University is an invaluable introduction to university life for any potential or current student, and it also acts as a helpful resource for parents and friends wishing to gain a greater understanding of the issues faced at university.
The Student's Guide to Passing Exams by
Publication Date: 1997
In a lively style, this text shows how anyone can improve their chances of exam success by following a few simple rules. It contains tips for exam preparation and for improving performance in the exam itself.