Brilliant Study Skills
What You Need to Know & How to Do It

By Bill Kirton
December 2010
Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273734376
382 Pages
$39.50 Paper original

Brilliant Study Skills

Introduction: You are here

Part 1: Getting yourself ready

Chapter 1: Getting ahead of the game

Chapter 2: Gearing up

Chapter 3: Coping with new learning demands.

Part 2: Who are you?

Chapter 4: Who do you think you are?

Chapter 5: Ways to stop wasting time

Chapter 6: Stresses, pressures and how to respond to them

Chapter 7: Finding out the type of learning you prefer

Chapter 8: Choosing how to study

Part 3: Developing the necessary academic skills

Chapter 9 Getting full value from lectures

Chapter 10: Listening and learning

Chapter 11: Listening and taking notes

Chapter 12: The complexities and benefits of teamwork

Chapter 13: The tutorial way of getting involved

Chapter 14: The essence and importance of critical thinking

Chapter 15: Libraries are more than collections of books.

Chapter 16: Taking an active approach to information

Chapter 17: Learning how to read

Chapter 18: Turning reading into notes

Part 4: Developing the necessary writing skills

Chapter 19: Getting started with academic writing

Chapter 20: The bare bones of academic writing structures

Chapter 21: How to create a plan

Chapter 22: Quotations, citations, references and bibliographies

Chapter 23: Never ever plagiarise

Chapter 24: The conventions of academic writing

Chapter 25: The basics of sentences and paragraphs

Chapter 26: The importance of the post-writing phases

Chapter 27: The elements and advantages of good presentation

Part 5: Developing the necessary research and dissertation skills

Chapter 28: Understanding the special approaches needed for dissertations and projects

Chapter 29: Deciding what to write about

Chapter 30: How to prepare and submit a proposal

Chapter 31: Choosing the type of research for your assignment

Chapter 32: Understanding the need for an ethical approach to your research

Chapter 33: The forms, features and functions of reports

Chapter 34: How to find, list and analyse the literature of your chosen topic

Chapter 35: Making the most of feedback

Part 6: Developing the necessary examination skills

Chapter 36: Exams and other assessments

Chapter 37: Getting your mind and body ready for exams

Chapter 38: Revising and active learning

Chapter 39: Training yourself to remember information

Chapter 40: Using all the revision resources

Chapter 41: How to perform well under pressure

Chapter 42: How to improve your exam technique

Conclusion: You know where you’re going


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