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.
PTLLS candidates often find it challenging to approach their studies. Some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This text is an accessible guide to studying for PTLLS. It begins by looking at how to prepare for study and taught sessions, and goes on to cover self-study, including research skills and reflective practice. Guidance on presenting work gives tips on structure and writing and on presentations. The book also includes information on how to progress study further, beyond PTLLS, and how to recognise newly acquired transferable skills.
A practical guide for all teachers embarking on their Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), this book begins by encouraging the reader to identify their own learning style and engage in different study methods, and goes on to explore higher level study skills and academic writing. The research required at Masters level is broken down and guidance is given on how to select, approach and interpret data. The final chapter discusses the real-life issues surrounding studying for a Masters while also embarking on a new career.
Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone!
With Study Skills For Dummies, you’ll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past.
Discover how to excel at:
- Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing
- Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis
- Using the internet to supplement study
- Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities
Skills in learning and studying are vital to ensure success in higher education study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in university, college or in the workplace. Skills are needed in reflection, analysis, communication and recording information to produce good work, to engage effectively in a group, to carry out a project or perform well in exams; personal skills are needed to handle time and pressure and to relate to others on a course or in the workplace.
This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment, the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.
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‘Brilliant little book! … It’s easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!’ – Amazon review
‘Really useful sections on reading and taking notes … the bread and butter of student life.’ – Amazon review
Do you want to do better at university?
Whether you’re a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you.
Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time – whatever level you’re at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, 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
- Pass exams with flying colours
- Stay cool and cope with stress.
Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focusing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead.
Visit the Essential Study Skills Companion Website
Launched with this edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don’t miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including video tips, study packs, practice exercises and other tools for you to use in both your preparation and actual work.
SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
For students to succeed, intelligence and motivation are not enough; students also need to understand and become aware of what they do while studying and how they can improve their study skills. This manual helps them understand the elements of study skills, presented under three task groupings: input (learning what to do to learn materials more effectively); processing their learning so it becomes part of his understanding; and output tasks so they can produce evidence of their knowledge and understanding on tests, and in papers and oral presentations. Key skills covered include: listening
— note taking
— reading comprehension
— test taking
— preparing papers and reports
— time management
— and more! These abilities are vital to success throughout every stage of learning; the benefits will last a lifetime. These skills have been taught successfully to students from fifth grade through medical school.