The Mature Student's Study Guide 2nd Edition

Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning
Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848031831
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Studying as an adult is very different to your school experience. This book will give you the skills and confidence you need when returning to education as a mature student.' You have decided to return to education, and now you may be worried that your study skills are not up to scratch. This inspiring and practical book has been written especially for you - whether you are considering a full-time course, part-time studies, evening classes or distance learning such as an Open University degree. It covers everything you need to know to succeed in your chosen course, including how to: discover your learning style; improve your reading seed and memory; take notes and get organised; improve your writing and mathematical skills; master research techniques; develop analytical skills; and, gain marks in exams.

Ssg- Human Biology 6e Student Study Guide


Author: Chiras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763759629
Category: Medical
Page: 265
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Human Biology, Sixth Edition, provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the general concepts of mammalian biology and human structure and function. With its unique focus on health and homeostasis, Human Biology enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about biological information they encounter in the media. The completely revised content and exceptional new art and photos provide students with a more user-friendly text, while excellent learning tools maximize comprehension of material.

The American Indian and Alaska Native Student's Guide to College Success


Author: D. Michael Pavel,Ella Inglebret
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313329586
Category: Education
Page: 239
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A guide to college success for Native American students discusses financial aid, homesickness, academic preparation, and choosing a college, and profiles successful Native American college graduates.

The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology


Author: Thomas M Heffernan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317909860
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills

For Higher Education and at Work
Author: Ms Rosie Bingham,Ms Sue Drew
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409450570
Category: Education
Page: 436
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This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment; the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.

A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology


Author: Thomas M. Heffernan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135424152
Category: Psychology
Page: 248
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Now in its third edition, this very popular guide to studying psychology remains an invaluable tool for students at both undergraduate and pre-degree level, along with those deciding whether to take psychology as an academic subject. Providing insights into the most critical aspects of studying psychology, A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology is distinguished from other texts by its easy to follow format and practical nature. Topics covered include: * perspectives within psychology * making the most of seminars, tutorials and lectures * how to write essays and empirical reports * guidelines on exam preparation and technique * information on careers in psychology and tips for applying for jobs, including how to write your own curriculum vitae. For this fully updated third edition, new advice is included on web-based research and referencing. Subject coverage is expanded to include contemporary research trends in cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology. In addition, new material investigates postgraduate specialisms including neuropsychology, psychotherapy and sport psychology.

How to study effectively

a guide to students in developing and improving habits of studying and learning
Author: Frank Winthrop Parr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 233
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Student Learning Abroad

What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It
Author: Michael Vande Berg,R. Michael Paige,Kris Hemming Lou
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227163
Category: Education
Page: 470
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A central purpose of this book is to question the claims commonly made about the educational benefits of study abroad. Traditional metrics of enrollment increases and student self-report, and practices of structural immersion, are being questioned as educators voice growing uncertainty about what students are or are not in fact learning abroad. This book looks into whether these criticisms are justified—and what can be done if they are. The contributors to this book offer a counter-narrative to common views that learning takes place simply through students studying elsewhere, or through their enrolling in programs that take steps structurally to “immerse” them in the experience abroad. Student Learning Abroad reviews the dominant paradigms of study abroad; marshals rigorous research findings, with emphasis on recent studies that offer convincing evidence about what undergraduates are or are not learning; brings to bear the latest knowledge about human learning and development that raises questions about the very foundations of current theory and practice; and presents six examples of study abroad courses or programs whose interventions apply this knowledge. This book provokes readers to reconsider long-held assumptions, beliefs and practices about teaching and learning in study abroad and to reexamine the design and delivery of their programs. In doing so, it provides a new foundation for responding to the question that may faculty and staff are now asking: What do I need to know, and what do I need to be able to do, to help my students learn and develop more effectively abroad? Contributors: Laura Bathurst Milton Bennett Gabriele Weber Bosley John Engle Lilli Engle Tara Harvey Mitchell Hammer David Kolb Bruce La Brack Kris Hemming Lou Kate McCleary Catherine Menyhart R. Michael Paige Angela Passarelli Adriana Medina-López Portillo Meghan Quinn Jennifer Meta Robinson Riikka Salonen Victor Savicki Douglas Stuart Michael Vande Berg James Zull While the authors who have contributed to Student Learning Abroad are all known for their work in advancing the field of education abroad, a number have recently been honored by leading international education associations. Bruce La Brack received NAFSA’s 2012 Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Award for Innovative Research and Scholarship. Michael Paige (2007) and Michael Vande Berg (2012) are recipients of the Forum on Education Abroad’s Peter A. Wollitzer Award.

Studying for your Future Employability

A business student’s guide
Author: Sheila Tyler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317564022
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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How employable will you be when you graduate from your business and management degree? How can you ensure that your time as a student is spent developing skills essential to the business world? Will you be poised to take on the job market with confidence and land your dream job? This study guide bridges the gap between your degree and your future career by connecting your study skills to the professional ones you’ll need. Designed to be a companion throughout your degree, this easy-to-use reference work simultaneously develops your employability whilst also helping you to succeed at university. Throughout your studies it will keep you focused on your future career by: teaching ‘bridging skills’ that enable you to apply your learning to professional practice showing how study skills such as diagnostics, planning and management, critical reading and knowledge transformation are used in the workplace demonstrating why ‘thinking skills’ such as critical thinking and reflection, developing arguments, problem solving, decision making, creative thinking and ethical thinking are vital to employers helping you to understand, early in your degree, what employers are looking for so that you can develop ‘career readiness’ as you study and gain work experience guiding you in developing a unique, evidence-based CV and using self-knowledge to make the right career choice. Studying for your Future Employability provides a range of scenarios and activities to demonstrate the links between study skills and professional skills, along with techniques familiar in the workplace. With IT skills embedded throughout, this is the perfect study skills textbook to accompany business and management students who want to make their time in education count.

Texts and Tests

Teaching Study Skills Across Content Areas
Author: Rona F. Flippo
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 127
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Texts and Tests is a unique nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers of grades 1 through 8 that covers not only the teaching of study skills, but also test-taking techniques in ALL subject areas. Rona Flippo spells out specific study-learning strategies to develop and reinforce: reading report writing summarizing response writing outlining discussing researching preparing for objective or essay tests -all applicable across the curriculum, no matter what grade you teach.

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher E-Book

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Author: Ronald M Harden,Jennifer M Laidlaw
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051209
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels. About the authors Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards. Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges. The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme. Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice. This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.

Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care: A Student'S Guide

A Student's Guide
Author: Jackson, Carolyn,Thurgate, Claire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335237509
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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This is a practical resource for anyone undertaking work based learning in health and social care. It introduces and explores the practicalities of learning and work, and is designed to help you make the most of your work based learning experience. The book includes insights from other work based learners, case studies and tips for practice. There are chapters on reflective practice, personal development and how to document your learning - making this the essential practical guide for work based learners.

Student Study Guide for Foundations of Psychological Testing


Author: Thomas A. Stetz,Leslie A. Miller,Robert L. Lovler
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506308074
Category: Psychology
Page: 344
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The Student Study Guide for Foundations of Psychological Testing has 15 chapters corresponding to those in the main textbook and follows a consistent structure for quick and easy access to key information. To help students understand and apply material related to psychological testing, authors Thomas A. Stetz, Leslie A. Miller, and Robert L. Lovler offer overviews, learning objectives, outlines, key concepts, crossword puzzles, tips by learning objective, additional exercises, additional learning activities, practice questions, and answer keys.

E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success


Author: Ryan Watkins,Michael Corry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111789339
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This text serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. E-LEARNING COMPANION shows students how to adapt previously mastered skills such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking to the online environment. The text also serves as a bridge for students who may be familiar with technologies such as real-time chats, online discussion boards, and e-mail as recreational tools, but have not learned how to apply these in a learning environment. Students learn technical terminology and how to troubleshoot, which allows them to become more flexible and capable learners. The skills they gain will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Third Edition features thoroughly updated, expanded, and edited content to ensure that it remains relevant for today's college students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Study Guide to Accompany Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Second Edition

A Case Study and Critical Thinking Review
Author: Ellen M. Chiocca
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826161774
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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This companion study guide to Advanced Pediatric Assessment—--incorporates case studies, certification-style review questions, and anatomic labeling exercises to enhance and reinforce the specialized learning experience of PNP and FNP students. This study guide is the only one to focus specifically on the assessment of infants and children. Its chapters align with corresponding textbook chapters to facilitate exam success and mastery of skills required to expertly conduct the pediatric history and physical examination. Case studies reflecting the format used in the exam and certification-style review questions help students to foster critical thinking as it relates to pediatric patients.

Learning to Learn

Student Activities for Developing Work, Study and Exam-writing Skills
Author: Mike Coles,Chas White,Pip Brown
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381532
Category: Education
Page: 104
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Provides teachers with ideas and activities to help students develop good study and test-taking habits.

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

A Guide for Tutors
Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446223973
Category: Education
Page: 288
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'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!

Student Study Guide to Accompany Human Development


Author: Diane E. Papalia
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780072820348
Category: Psychology
Page: 233
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Designed for the mainstream human development course, this chronologically organized text combines research and applications with real-life examples to help students apply the material to realistic situations. Thorough coverage of cross-cultural topics and issues facing the disabled, in addition to exceptionally good coverage of health issues and applications, has helped to make Human Development stand apart from the competition. The ninth edition, like its predecessors, is both academically rigorous and very student friendly. The authors' clear, accessible writing style guides students through the various topics of human development with the help of a strong pedagogical program.

A Student's Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics


Author: Donald Bindner,Martin Erickson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439846073
Category: Mathematics
Page: 280
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A Student’s Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics provides an accessible introduction to the world of mathematics. It offers tips on how to study and write mathematics as well as how to use various mathematical tools, from LaTeX and Beamer to Mathematica® and MapleTM to MATLAB® and R. Along with a color insert, the text includes exercises and challenges to stimulate creativity and improve problem solving abilities. The first section of the book covers issues pertaining to studying mathematics. The authors explain how to write mathematical proofs and papers, how to perform mathematical research, and how to give mathematical presentations. The second section focuses on the use of mathematical tools for mathematical typesetting, generating data, finding patterns, and much more. The text describes how to compose a LaTeX file, give a presentation using Beamer, create mathematical diagrams, use computer algebra systems, and display ideas on a web page. The authors cover both popular commercial software programs and free and open source software, such as Linux and R. Showing how to use technology to understand mathematics, this guide supports students on their way to becoming professional mathematicians. For beginning mathematics students, it helps them study for tests and write papers. As time progresses, the book aids them in performing advanced activities, such as computer programming, typesetting, and research.