Study Skills for Chinese Students

Author: Mike Courtney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473910522
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Study Aids

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order 'This is a really useful and comprehensive guide for Chinese students about the essential academic skills needed for successful study in higher education in the UK. It covers all skill areas as well as general information for Chinese students new to the UK academic environment.' - Julie Watson, Principal Teaching Fellow in e-Learning and Head of eLanguages, University of Southampton Leaving China to study in the UK for the first time can be a daunting experience. You will be entering a new country and education system with its own culture, customs and values, some of which will be totally different from those back home. You will need to acquaint yourself with these differences to achieve your goals while studying in the UK and make the most of your stay. You may be finding it difficult to find this information, you may even be feeling anxious about the move or struggling to fit into your new environment. Help is at hand! This easy-to-read book is designed to be your companion throughout your university studies in the UK, providing practical information and skills and strategies for success. This guide: Introduces you to many life skills needed to support your studies in the UK, such as food, socialising and local amenities Contains information regarding UK assessment, lectures, seminars, campus life and support available from faculty Covers language and comprehension skills to help you communicate in your work and in the classroom with peers Explains the main differences between Eastern and Western thinking and culture Includes research skills and strategies for dissertations, essays and exams. Other useful features: Xiangping has included study tips in Chinese to help you fully understand each chapter Key words in each chapter are also provided in Chinese, alongside a test on the topic Hear from other Chinese students about their own experiences studying in the UK. This essential guide will help you to flourish in your UK studies and enjoy yourself along the way! 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!

The International Student s Guide

Author: Ricky Lowes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847877475
Release Date: 2004-05-05
Genre: Education

This book is intended for students from all language backgrounds other than English, attending or preparing to attend a university where the medium of instruction is English, particularly in the UK. The International Student's Guide helps you succeed at university, by sharing the experiences of many international students who have already attended a university in the UK. Every student is unique, with different abilities and needs. With this in mind, the authors provide you with practical information and help on a range of aspects of study. They focus on both spoken and written forms of communication, and deal with the approaches to thinking and learning which you will meet in higher education in the UK system. Written by experienced lecturers in language and learning, the book offers a wealth of advice and guidance on topics such as: ways of learning how to make the most of your own strengths working in seminars and groups writing in different forms, disciplines and at different levels assessment techniques such as exams and oral presentations. Whether you are embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help you manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment. This book is for students studying at any level in English on Foundation courses, on degree programmes, undergraduate or postgraduate, or on pre-masters programmes. It could be used in EAP classes and on summer courses and pre-entry programmes or for self study. It could also be used for staff-development purposes with lecturers teaching students from different language backgrounds. It is assumed that the reader already has a grasp of English at least equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or 5 or TOEFL 450-500 (130-170 on the computerised test). 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!

Essential Study Skills

Author: Tom Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473966048
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Genre: Study Aids

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - 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 Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. ‘An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their ‘skills’ to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the ‘how to’ alongside the ‘what’ of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.’ - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education 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!

Read Research and Write

Author: Caroline Brandt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244661
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Education

'Calling all lecturers: your jobs depend on books like this. You know that international students are a vital source of money for UK universities. Many of your masters courses - the ones you really enjoy teaching - would collapse tomorrow without students from around the world. This book is about how to help these students succeed.' - Times Higher Education 'A superb book which contains a wealth of ideas and strategies for use in the EAP classroom or for self-study. It should be compulsory reading for any student seeking to enter Higher Education in an English-language speaking country' - Alison Standring, EAP Co-ordinator, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 'Read, Research, Write definitely fills a gap... It is comprehensive, accessible and expertly researched and written, covering many essential aspects of academic competence. Equally useful as a course book, a resource book in a class library or as a reference book for students, every EAP teacher will want a class copy, every ESL student starting higher education should keep it on their desk!' - Dr Roger Nunn, Senior Associate Editor, the Asian EFL Journal, Associate Professor in Communication, Petroleum Institute, Dubai 'Read, Research, Write takes a novel approach to combining language and content so as to balance discipline-specific and generic language development. Valuable and engaging input on learning strategies and research skills for higher education is also included. I would recommend this book for teachers of EAP in a range of contexts' - David Palfreyman, Zayed University, Dubai This book is for students who have learnt English as a second (or third, or fourth) language, and are studying at an institution where English is the medium of instruction. Each of its 10 chapters focuses on a reproduced academic article on an aspect of English for academic purposes - students can therefore learn about language skills from the articles themselves as well as developing those skills in the activities and tasks which follow. Each chapter develops six strands of academic skills essential for successful study: reading; learning language/vocabulary; writing; researching; studying' and applying to your own subject. The detailed and focused activities and tasks will help you to: Make reasonable knowledge claims Become more aware of university culture and expectations Write according to academic standards Think critically and reflectively Respond to ideas in academic articles Document your work appropriately and avoid plagiarism. Click on the RESOURCES TAB for extra downloadable materials include a collection of articles from a variety of different sources related to the topics in each of the book's 10 articles. 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!

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526414755
Release Date: 2017-05-27
Genre: Education

Grappling with grammar? Worrying about referencing? This handy guide is packed with practical advice on how to search for reading materials, structure your academic writing, think critically, reference appropriately and use language effectively. ‘Top Tips’ throughout the book help eradicate all the common mistakes that bring your marks down. What's new to the fourth edition? two brand new chapters on reading and writing critically activities at the end of each chapter to let you check and assess your own writing. With real life examples of academic work, and plenty of ‘dos’ and ‘don'ts’, this is the perfect writing manual for students studying at all levels, and the ideal book to help you get top marks for all your education course assignments.

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

Author: Alex Osmond
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473947177
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Study Aids

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you're writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university – fast – by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You’ll also discover guidance on: Writing structure – the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness – how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading – the importance of the final ‘tidy up’, so your work is ready to hand in Referencing – common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism). This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex Osmond For access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. 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!

Study Skills for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446200339
Release Date: 2007-11-21
Genre: Medical

The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence. All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on: how to manage your time effectively how to conduct literature searches how to use technology in your study how to use references how to write assignments how to pass exams. With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indispensable companion throughout their training. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester. 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! Praise for previous edition: 'This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study' - Accident and Emergency Nursing 'Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material... this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience' - Journal of Neonatal Nursing

Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Author: Sandra Hargreaves
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473968257
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Study Aids

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education. The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains: A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets. This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format. Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies. 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!

Teaching Learning and Study Skills

Author: Tom Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781848600676
Release Date: 2004-08-19
Genre: Education

'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. 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!

Studying at University

Author: David McIlroy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847876584
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Education

`An astute compilation of the university experience, made easily accessible to the reader, and lightened by the ability of a good storyteller. Within the book are tools to maximise and manage one's learning opportunities both in terms of objective skills and subjective psychological experiences, e.g., stress and anxiety. This is a book that has the potential to be useful throughout one's studies and to transform the university experience' - Brendan Bunting, Reader in Psychology, University of Ulster For those attending university for the first time, the demands made on them academically and socially can seem daunting. Studying at University aims to equip the student with strategies for making the most out of the experience from the moment they arrive until after they leave. Written with fresh insight for the contemporary student, the book addresses key issues such as: - adjusting to life at university - making presentations - working in small groups - library and computer resources - making the most from lectures and seminars - basic numeracy and statistics Studying at University also presents the student with new ways of learning. The author suggests ways of developing memory techniques as an aid for not just exams, but so that the student can reap the best rewards from the subject matter in hand. Ways of coping with exam and test anxieties are addressed, and a final section looks at preparing for job interviews after university life. Packed with illustrative material and practical exercises, Studying at University aims to enable the student to perform at their very best academically, and will be of value to all undergraduate students across the social sciences and humanities.

Studying Childhood and Early Childhood

Author: Kay Sambell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446211014
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Education

Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include: making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood making the most of your lectures writing good assignments learning how to study independently developing your critical thinking drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits) getting a job in the early years sector. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains: a new chapter on placements and visits detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter advice on career opportunities and further study. Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood. 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!

Good Essay Writing

Author: Peter Redman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526412331
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre: Literary Collections

Discover how to write winning essays and improve your grades, with this tried and tested guide to essay writing.

Study Skills for Policing Students

Author: Richard Malthouse
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844456604
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Social Science

This text provides an accessible and up to date guide to study skills for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. Efficient study skills pave the way to successful learning. This book helps policing students with all aspects of their studies including identifying how they learn best, effective note-taking, how to be critical and analytical in their reading, writing and thinking, how to carry out research and writing a final dissertation.