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Getting Critical

Students need to think critically about what they read or hear. This accessible guide shows students what being ‘critical’ in their work means, and how to bring that ‘critical’ dimension into all the work they do. It addresses the need and the skills of being critical in relation to reading and writing and is ideal for students at any level.

Study Max

A practical and systematic programme for secondary school teachers who want to improve students’ study skills. This book gives the teachers the step-by-step resources they need to empower even underperforming students to succeed in school and in life. The author takes the teacher through 10 ready-to-use units that include unit objectives, a basic lesson plan, and more than 80 exercises and activities for immediate application and student engagement. In active use by the author for over fifteen years, the Study Max system gives school teachers critical tools and strategies to maximize their students’ achievement within today’s full curriculum

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The Student Phrase Book

To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible ‘way in’ to words and phrases used in academic writing. ;It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work.
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The Student Phrase Book:
• Presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines
• Presents these words and phrases within the context of common writing functions and sentences so that you can see why and how they are used
• Gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems
• Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words
• Shows you what other words surround the key word, so that you can use it with confidence
• Is for anyone who is not totally familiar with writing at university, whatever their discipline or level of study

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Strategies for Success

Strategies for Success, Second Edition provides a series of study skills activities designed to foster student success in college mathematics. Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith encourage students to take an active approach in determining what they need to do to become successful math students. These proven, class-tested activities have been developed over many semesters from the authors’ firsthand experience with their own students.

This workbook contains 44 activities, in ready-to-use worksheet format. The activities can be used in several ways–individual work, group work, or large group discussion. They can be used in class or assigned as homework. An accompanying Instructor’s Guide is available that contains instructions and implementation strategies for each activity to help instructors easily integrate Strategies for Success into their classes.

Some of the topics covered include Notebook Preparation, Reading a Math Textbook, Successful Student Behavior, Time Management, Test Preparation Skills, Study Group Ideas, and much more. The Second Edition also includes several new activities that focus on specific study skills needed by students doing their homework exercises on a computer in online, hybrid, emporium, or redesign formats.

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Texts and Tests

Teach students how to learn. And take tests, too!

Texts and Tests is a unique nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers of grades 1 through 8 that covers not only the teaching of study skills, but also test-taking techniques in ALL subject areas. Rona Flippo spells out specific study-learning strategies to develop and reinforce:

  • reading
  • report writing
  • summarizing
  • response writing
  • outlining
  • discussing
  • researching
  • preparing for objective or essay tests

-all applicable across the curriculum, no matter what grade you teach.

Flippo fills her book with easy-to-pull-out information, including:

  • “Reflection Activities”
  • “Try It Out Activities”
  • organizational strategies
  • reference and research techniques
  • specialized study-learning strategies
  • test-preparation and test-taking strategies, including the Fake Pop Quiz
  • strategy systems
  • tried-and-true strategies you may already use that can enhance learning
  • checklists, analysis sheets, and other teaching/learning aids
  • Studying and Learning Forms to copy, use, or adapt as you wish.

Plus, the Teaching and Performance Grid, a ready-reference at the beginning of the book, is especially helpful for both teaching and assessment.

Embed study skills and strategies instruction in your regular content teaching. Develop students’ test-preparation and test-taking skills at the same time. Use Flippo’s study-learning assignments and activities to motivate students, engage them in content, and ensure that they really are learning how to learn.

The Study Skills Handbook

“Identifed in a comparative review by Kate Williams of Oxford Brookes University as the only study skills book to cover all the core skills, this No.1 bestseller introduces students to the skills they need to succeed in HE in a user-friendly, interactive format. The 3rd edition has new chapters on e-learning and numeracy.”–Publisher’s website.

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Study Skills for Sports Studies

Starting university can be a daunting prospect, as students come to grips with new ways of working, learning and thinking. Studying sport at university poses particular challenges, with students often engaged in playing or coaching sport alongside their studies and having unconventional working patterns.

Study Skills for Sport Studies is the only complete guide to degree-level study to be written specifically for students on sport-related courses, outlining the core academic competencies needed to succeed at university. The textbook offers tips and techniques for all aspects of higher education, including time management, critical thinking, academic research and writing, e-learning, presentations, group work and exams. The practical processes are supported by sports-related examples, and each chapter ends with useful exercises to test your skills as well as reflect on your prior learning experiences. Designed as either a self-paced text or a companion to an introductory class, Study Skills for Sports Studies demystifies the academic skills needed to succeed and helps you make the most of your time at university.

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Studying Psychology

Studying Psychology is designed to provide students with skills and strategies for writing essays, undertaking psychological research and using statistics in psychology. Acting as the ideal companion to an introductory psychology textbook, the second edition of Studying Psychology is just as detailed as the first edition, with even more activity-based exercises, as well as containing a number of new extended sections including updating research, extending research methods and statistics methods, a new chapter on psychology and everyday life, and extra material on exam preparation.