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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees
Study Skills for Foundation Degrees
Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way. This new edition has been fully updated and features new ch
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  • 371.30281
  • 378.170281
no index present
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LB2395 .B29 2013
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non fiction
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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees
Producing a professional development portfolio
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  • Cover; Study skills for foundation degrees; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 So you want to study for afoundation degree? Usefulpreparation prior to startingyour course; What is a foundation degree?; Is this the right course for me at this stage?; Making an application; Creating a support network of family, friends and colleagues; Preparing a space to study; Some top tips for success; Websites to visit for more information; References; 2 Learning as an adult; How do we learn?; Building on previous experience; Motivation for further study; Managing your morale
  • 8 How to make quotations, citations and a bibliography and avoid plagiarismAcknowledging sources of information; Creating your bibliography; Electronic bibliographic management; What is plagiarism and how can it be avoided?; References and further reading; 9 Using the internet and electronic resources for your study: e-learning; Finding the right search tool; Is the internet the best source for your studies?; Using the internet; Judging the quality of the information; Downloadable articles and books; Organising information using social bookmarks
  • Recommended readingReferences; 3 Making good notes and reading effectively; The learning resources centre; Reading effectively; Making notes; Websites to visit for more information; Electronic journals; References; 4 Developing your oral presentation skills; Why make presentations?; What makes a good presentation?; Preparation; The presentation; Group presentations; Recommended reading; 5 Data collection and presentation; Why collect data?; Determining what to research; Implementation; Collecting the data; Drawing conclusions from the data; Websites to visit for more information
  • Recommended readingReferences; 6 Effective academic writing techniques: producing your first essay; Writing your first essay; Writing for academic purposes; Essential checklist before submission of any written work; Recommended reading; 7 Effective academic writing techniques for other types of assignments; Introduction; Tips for writing reports; Summarising practical and project work; Writing short entries; Writing a critical review; Reflective writing; Précis, or the art of writing precisely; Writing a dissertation; Websites to visit for more information; Recommended reading; References
  • The importance of anti-virus software and backupsLearning online in the virtual classroom; Creating an e-portfolio; Netiquette -- a guide to good communications using technology; Developing your information technology skills; Websites to visit for more information; References and further reading; 10 How to manage your time, handle stress and cope with revision and exams; Practical strategies for time management; Ideas for managing stress; Coping with exams and revision; References and recommended reading; 11 Producing a professional development portfolio; Keeping a reflective journal
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2nd ed
1 online resource (217 pages)
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  • (OCoLC)823719190
  • pebco113631654X

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