Teach Yourself: The Study Book: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Editor/Author Hancock, Jonathan
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: John Murray Learning

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-52-930027-7
Category: Social Sciences - Research Methods & Study Skills
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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The Study Book is a practical guide to developing the academic skills you need to succeed at university, college or any higher level study. Learn how to think, research, debate, write about, and apply information - and do all the things that will directly impact on your academic success from the moment you start.

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Table of Contents

  • About the author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • How to use this book
  • Part 1: Starting points
  • 1 Personal details: Learning about yourself as a student: thoughts and feelings, experiences, circumstances
  • 2 Ready for action?: Assessing your approach to study: motivation, learning conditions, thinking styles
  • 3 Test your strength: Exploring the core study skill-sets: self-management, task-management, people skills
  • 4 Higher ground: Entering the next stage of your studies: academic thinking/behaviours/skills
  • Part 2: The way forward
  • 5 Subject specifics: Focusing on your chosen course: academic standards, skills development, risks/rewards
  • 6 Eyes on the prize: Planning for success: goal-setting, self-regulation, performance-management
  • 7 The right foot: Starting to study well: learning environments/habits/strategies
  • Part 3: Student skills
  • 8 On schedule: Structuring your study: independence, organization, time-planning
  • 9 On task: Making the best use of your time: engagement, stamina, work/life balance
  • 10 Take what you need: Gathering relevant information: researching, reading, note-taking/making
  • 11 Good on paper: Writing as an academic: planning, construction, presentation
  • 12 Testing times: Preparing for assessments: revision strategies, exam preparation, memory techniques
  • Part 4: Thinking skills
  • 13 In the zone: Maximizing different kinds of learning: conscious, unconscious, experiential
  • 14 Taking control: Putting higher-level thinking to work: active learning, critical analysis, memory techniques
  • Part 5: Study in action
  • 15 Instructions included: Benefiting from all the teaching on offer: lectures, tutorials, lab/studio work
  • 16 Going it alone: Completing independent work: essays, reflective accounts, reports
  • 17 All together now: Communicating and collaborating: academic dialogue, shared learning, presentations
  • 18 Major works: Creating longer academic texts: research projects, extended essays, dissertations
  • 19 Under pressure: Succeeding in exams: preparation, practice, performance
  • Part 6: The journey on
  • Development plans
  • Further resources