Publisher description for Essential study skills : the complete guide to success at university / Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield.


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The eagerly-awaited new edition of the successful Essential Study Skills continues to provide a truly practical guide to achieving success at university.

Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, this is the book that will help you to better understand how you learn, gain a clear idea of your strengths and areas for development, organise yourself for study, write and research academically, pass exams, and cope with stress at university.

Now completely revised and restructured, in this book Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield use their twenty-five years of hands-on experience with students in university to provide genuinely useful advice.

Key features of the new edition:

- 12 new chapters for coverage of everything a student needs to know, including: computer skills, becoming a confident writer, note-taking, how to build your memory, and the new Personal Development Plan.
- Packed with handy tips, real-life examples and useful activities.
- A brand new companion website with extensive material to support students in their quest for academic success.

With its easy-to-use dip in, dip out structure, helpful features, and lively and engaging writing style, students will find Essential Study Skills an essential companion in helping them to meet the challenges of studying at university.

Tom Burns is a Visiting Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at the London Metropolitan University.


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