This practical, supportive guide steers students through a 14-day revision programme, showing them how to make the most of the time available to them to maximise results. Based on tried and tested revision techniques, it shows students how to tackle common revision and exam challenges through worked examples and practical exercises. Chapters are packed with top tips on key aspects of exam preparation and contain checklists to keep students on track. Concise and engaging, this is an essential companion for all students preparing for exams, on degree and pre-degree courses.
100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.
This practical and reassuring guide will ensure your students pass their exams with flying colours. Ace Your Exam establishes a clear, simple framework for revision and helps students get to grips with what exams are all about. Part 1 begins by exploring institutional expectations and common anxieties and exam myths, before showing students how to tackle various types of exam, including essay-based exams, short-answer questions, multiple-choice questions, calculation-based exams and open book exams. Part 2 helps readers plot an effective revision strategy for an imminent exam and, equally important, a detailed strategy for optimal use of time and productive powers during the exam. Finally, Part 3 helps students put their plans into action. Ace Your Exam will be an essential companion to all students preparing for and taking exams.
This concise and practical guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process, and covers core aspects of academic writing, from understanding the task and researching the topic through to composing a draft, editing copy and responding to feedback. Chapters feature numerous self-study activities, top tips and opportunities for reflection, alongside examples of good writing from a range of disciplines. By engaging with the text, students will develop confidence, technique and clarity as writers in their discipline, as well as transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. This book will be an invaluable source of guidance for students of all disciplines and levels who are required to write essays, reports, papers or dissertations as part of their studies. New to this Edition: - Incorporates visual learning strategies throughout, making it more accessible to both learners with learning differences and students for whom English is a second language - Contains a number of exercises designed to foster creativity in academic writing
This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding. Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.
Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
Using examples of real students' successful group projects, this succinct and supportive guide will help students tackle group assignments with confidence. Bite-sized chapters take students from forming a group and establishing roles through to dealing with conflict and delivering a group assessment. The book contains practical advice on making decisions and active listening, alongside opportunities to reflect on progress and identify opportunities for improvement. This is an essential resource for all students who are expected to produce a group project as part of their course, regardless of their level or discipline.
Packed with top tips and helpful examples, this concise book takes students through the process of preparing and making successful applications for work placements, internships and graduate jobs. It encourages students to think about what they want from their career and to identify roles which match with their personality, strengths and experiences. Chapters provide practical guidance on researching opportunities, crafting CVs and cover letters and preparing for interviews and assessment centres. This handy guide will be an invaluable resource for all students looking to secure work experience, placements or internships whilst at university, and land the job they want after graduation.
This innovative book provides clear and straight-forward strategies which help students to understand the conventions of academic assignments and what lecturers expect from their work. Simplify Your Study is organised around nine core units which focus on the 'sticking points' of university study, including organisation and planning, reading and note-making strategies, producing essays, critical thinking, delivering presentations and preparing for exams. Packed with tried-and-tested strategies for success, this essential resource will help students of all disciplines and levels to achieve their academic potential.
The third edition of the original full-length handbook which caters to the specific needs of work-based learners. Compiled by work-based learning experts, this hands-on guide helps new learners to successfully navigate academia and get the most out of their university experience. Chapters show students how to make the most of learning opportunities at university and at work, and how to move from individual to organisational learning. Real-life case studies, useful tips and reflective activities are embedded throughout to enrich students' learning experience. This is the essential companion for all students on work-based learning degrees and degree apprenticeships across a range of disciplines, including business and management, health and social care, law, sport and exercise science and tourism. It will also be an invaluable resource for work-based learning tutors, workplace supervisors and organisations with an interest in work-based learning. New to this Edition: - Contains two new research methods chapters on planning practitioner projects and undertaking projects at work - Features new material on workplace ethics
Packed with clear guidance on the nuts and bolts of grammar and plenty of examples, this text will help students master the fundamentals of English grammar and tackle written assignments with confidence. 60+ bite-sized units help students overcome common areas of difficulty, such as forming different tenses, using connectives to link ideas and build an argument, punctuating sentences and choosing the right words. Each unit is presented on a double-page spread, making it easy for students to flick through the book and quickly find the unit they need. Short, focused exercises at the end of each unit - with answers provided at the back of the book - make this text ideal for both self-study and classroom use. This 3rd edition contains four new units on hedging, being critical and collocation. Improve Your Grammar is an essential resource for students of all disciplines and levels wanting to excel at writing, and can be used as a self-study workbook or on tutor-led grammar modules.
This book will equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to produce first-rate written assignments. Part one focuses on the foundational skills needed to produce excellent written work. Students are taken through the core stages of working on an assignment, from planning the task and reading and note-making through to finding and evaluating sources, drafting a text, and editing and proofreading. Part two hones in on the key types of assignment students will encounter on their degree. It contains dedicated chapters on writing an essay, a reflective text, a case study analysis, a literature review, a placement report, and case notes on placement. Each chapter contains examples and activities which will help students to test their knowledge and understanding. This is an essential companion for all social work students.