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The Study Skills Handbook (4th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 432
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Macmillan Study Skills

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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781137289254

9 April 2013

AU$41.95

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9 April 2013

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This is the ultimate guide to study skills, written by international best-selling author Stella Cottrell. Her tried and tested approach, based on over twenty years’ experience of working with students, has helped over a...

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This is the ultimate guide to study skills, written by international best-selling author Stella Cottrell. Her tried and tested approach, based on over twenty years’ experience of working with students, has helped over a million students to achieve their potential.

When it comes to studying, there is no one-size fits all approach. This accessible guide shows students how to tailor their learning to their individual needs in order to boost their grades, build their confidence and increase their employability. Fully revised for the fourth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed.

This is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of all disciplines, and is also ideal for postgraduates, mature students and international students. It prepares students for what to expect before, during and after their studies at university.

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  • Helps students to identify their individual learning style and use it to learn effectively
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the core study skills, including critical thinking, research, academic writing, revision strategies, team work and many more
  • Contains a wealth of examples, checklists and hands-on activities so that students can apply what they have learnt to their own experiences
  • Accessible to visual learners and dyslexic students
  • Companion website includes a research bank of MP3 files, self-evaluations and links to additional online resources





  • Updated text design and engaging graphics to reinforce learning and jog students' memory of key topics
  • Brand new chapter on time management
  • Updated chapter on research projects, with a stronger emphasis on research methods



Acknowledgements
Introducing The   Study Skills Handbook
PART 1: MANAGING   YOURSELF FOR STUDY
1. Success as a Student
2. Developing Your Skills
3. Successful Study:   Intelligence, Strategy and Personalised Learning
4. The CREAM   Strategy for Learning
5. Time Management as a Student
PART II: ACADEMIC SKILLS
6.   Core Research Skills: Reading, Note-Making and Managing Information
7. Critical Analytical Thinking
8. Memory
9.   Confidence with Numbers
PART III: PEOPLE SKILLS
10. Working with Others: Collaborative Study
PART IV: TASK MANAGEMENT SKILLS
11. Writing at University Level
12.   Developing Academic Writing
13. Research Projects, Case Studies and   Dissertations
14. Revision and Exams
PART   V: DRAWING IT TOGETHER
15. Planning Your Next Move
Appendix 1 Quick Multiplier
Appendix 2 Online Research   Tools
Appendix 3 Further Resources on Managing and Studying as a   Student
Glossary of Terms Useful to Know in Higher Education
Answers to Activities
References
Index.

Students using The Study Skills Handbook have free access to the following resources to further develop their study skills:

  • Video interview with Stella Cottrell, which discusses the importance of study skills for academic life and beyond
  • Audio files with practical guidance on boosting creativity, developing criticality in academic writing and preparing for exams
  • Self-evaluations to help students identify areas for improvement

Access the student resources here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Cottrell-Study-Skills-Handbook/
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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking SkillsSkills for Success, The Macmillan Student PlannerThe Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.

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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking SkillsSkills for Success, The Macmillan Student PlannerThe Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.

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