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Essential Study Skills

Essential Study Skills
The Complete Guide to Success at University

Fifth Edition
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May 2022 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Packed with study tips, activities, templates and quotes from students, this is your essential guide to university, showing you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to:

  • Sail through those tricky first weeks
  • Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn
  • Learn techniques for academic writing and research
  • Effectively work with others in groups, seminars and workshops
  • Write assignments and pass exams with flying colours
  • Build your CV and plan your next steps after graduation.

New to this edition is content on how to thrive at university, learn and research digitally, and how to develop your employability skills.

The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. 

Part I: The Starter Kit
How To Learn, How to Study
How To Survive and Thrive
Part II: The Survival Kit
How To Enjoy Academic Reading
How To Make the Best Notes
How To Be Analytical and Critical
How To Be Reflective
How To Get On In Groups
How To Become an Excellent Digital Scholar
Part III: The Big Assessment Toolkit: Assessments – How To Excel
University Assessment and How to Succeed
How To Reference and Avoid Plagiarism
How To Write Great Essays
How To Produce Excellent Reports
How To Devise and Deliver Excellent Presentations
How To Revise For and Pass Exams
PART IV: The Employability Kit


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