A new edition of a highly successful study skills books. The style and approach is particularly suited to current student needs as the author stresses the importance of adopting a positive response to study. The lively and enthusiastic tone, and the practical advice on everything from planning revision to designing CVs gives this book enormous appeal to all, from A-level to mature students.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. Part One: Approaches and attitudes - how to get the best out of your mind. Testing...testing. Ignition. Lift-off. Memory. Review. Part Two: Skills and techniques. Eyes right: effective reading. Creative doodling: note taking for fun and profit. Crunch-time: essay planning and writing. Fundamental skills and considerations. Advanced skills and considerations: essays as performance. Report writing. Teachers and how to use them: a student's view. Teachers and how to use them. Sources and resources. A personal computer to save you sweat. Computers and study. Computers: further thoughts- from an amateur. Part Three: Examination. Examinations: psychology and attitudes. Examinations: preparation hints. Examinations: skills and techniques.Part Four: Study skills and employment. Presenting yourself (1): the CV and application form; the curriculum vitae; submitting an application: the CV and attendant forms. Presenting yourself (2): letters and handwriting. Presenting yourself (3): the interview. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
From the reviews of the first edition:
'The book has a general air of optimism with an emphasis on "study for pleasure rather than as work" and a "positive self-directed approach to study"' - Desmond Rutherford, University of Birmingham