This practical book will inspire and encourage students to shape new habits and make stress-management a natural part of their everyday routine. It shows students how to recognise helpful and unhelpful stress, identify their stress triggers and develop coping mechanisms to ease and manage stress.
This clear and practical book on academic grammar shows students how to avoid common mistakes and how to quickly apply this to their essays. It is unique in its focus on English grammar for academic purposes across a range of disciplines.
'Making Learning Happen has been an essential read for new academic staff since it first appeared. The third edition is exceptionally welcome providing real insights into what the modern student expects, and reflecting changes in the delivery of higher education.' -Pauline Kneale, Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Plymouth University
Clearly illustrated with examples of written work and useful interactive exercises, this guide will encourage independent learning, helping arts and humanities students to develop effective study habits and learn successful strategies for reading and writing about theoretical texts.
Analyses sentence-level patterns in student writing to develop an understanding of how students present evidence, draw connections between ideas, relate to their readers, and, ultimately, learn to construct knowledge in their writing.
This is the first book to deal with the specific challenges faced by final year students. They must cope with revision for final exams as well as completing coursework and sometimes working on extended dissertations or projects. At the same time they need to be taking strategic decisions about their future careers.
The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education tells you everything you need to know if you are thinking about returning to education as a mature student. It discusses a wide range of issues including what higher education involves, how you should prepare for it and how to balance your time and cheque book once you get there.
The new edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations along with plenty of examples and activities develop understanding at each stage. Includes a brand new chapter on employability.
Learn how to study smarter and succeed at uni, with the definitive guide to study skills. Packed with practical tips, advice, and fantastic online toolkits, it's essential reading for anyone who wants to do their best at university.
The Reflective Journal is a thoughtful and encouraging introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking.
Including new material on blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios, the second edition reflects the increasing number of e-learning courses. This practical, flexible text helps students enhance and develop their existing skills whether they are a distance learner, or at an institution which has e-learning integrated into their programmes.
This book is about analysing, understanding and managing the way you learn. Whatever stage or type of learning you are undertaking, it will help you assess and build on your strengths, and identify and improve your weaknesses.
How to be a student helps tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with life at university and college. 100 actionable ideas, strategies and tactics help you to make the most of your time, including: - Turning up to your lectures and what to do while you're there.
Helps you to develop the necessary skills to survive as an informed, independent, and versatile student in the 21st century. This book helps you to: understand yourself and the ways in which you learn and study; plan and concentrate on your study commitments; adapt to independent study within a formal institution such as a university; and more.
This book offers the kind of advice and encouragement that part-time students find difficult to source elsewhere, by recognizing that many of the challenges confronting them are unique to their situation.
Shows you how to portray professionalism and confidence and take control of the interview process. Breaking the process down into accessible steps, this title identifies the ways in which you can prepare for an interview, providing example questions and advice on how to answer them.
Presenting in a job interview can be incredibly daunting. Candidates often lack the confidence and skills so they fail to do themselves justice and impress the panel. This title takes you through the whole process of planning and making a presentation as part of a job interview and helps you to understand what employers are looking for.
When employees are made redundant they often have no idea about their rights, how to negotiate a severance package or get compensation and how to move on afterwards to a new job. This title takes you through what can often be a traumatic time, with step by step advice on establishing where you stand legally, planning future options, and more.
Providing realistic guidelines to ensure success in the virtual learning environment, this title demystifies terms and concepts common to online learning, addresses issues of online ethics such as netiquette, plagiarism and software piracy. It offers practical advice on submitting assignments and doing research.
Any student can improve their learning in higher education if they want to. This guide is to help you along this route, not by claiming there is only one right way to do things but by building awareness of different approaches, attitudes, and strategies.
Careers Guidance in Context re-evaluates the concept of 'a career' in the light of economic restructuring, globalization and the growth of information technology. It draws together up-to-date theories about guidance work and debates the importance of integrating theory and practice.
Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.
The MBA Companion will let the student know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as an essential reference. Offering wide-ranging yet accessible coverage of the core topics, along with important advice on study skills, this book is the essential survival guide for MBA students.
Deals with the practical, day-to-day aspects of managing and organizing research. This title focuses on strategies, skills, and systems that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research practice across different research disciplines. It offers practical advice, tips and strategies gleaned from some of the experienced researchers.
Explains the tactics that should be used to write technical material - ranging from reports to manuals - in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail choice of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure; each piece of advice is supported
This book is a lively, passionate defence of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labour, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, timely, and very necessary.
This title targets the specific needs of business and management students to ensure that these students get the most relevant and most useful study skills advice possible. The contents of the book cover how to manage your stress, getting the most out of lectures, excelling in exams, develop your writing skills, and much more.
Study Skills for Business and Management Students has been carefully structured to be used throughout a degree course in order to hone the skills necessary to get a good degree and begin a successful career.
This friendly and accessible workbook takes you through a series of activities that will help you to gather information about your self and condense it into the format required to complete your UCAS personal statement for university.
Now in paperback, an intellectual history of contrasting ideas around the power of the arts to engender personal and societal change - for better and worse. A fascinating account of the value and functions of the arts in society, in the private sphere of individual emotions and self-development and public sphere of politics and social distinction.
Confronting the digital revolution in academia, this book examines the application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities. Uniting differing perspectives, leading and emerging scholars discuss the theoretical and practical challenges that computation raises for these disciplines.
This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.