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The Study Skills Handbook Paperback – 22 February 2008
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- ASIN : 0230573053
- Publisher : Palgrave UK Print; 3rd edition (22 February 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780230573055
- ISBN-13 : 978-0230573055
- Dimensions : 19 x 2 x 24.7 cm
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It gives you a sense of confidence in your own abilities, and it would be worth reading just for that, as attitude and confidence play such a huge part in how successful you are in your work.
Parts of it I really liked, and i've no doubt that i'll be going back to it a few times over the course of my degree. The section about reflective study journals was something new, and sounds like it could be a useful idea. The section on planning and writing essays will also, I think, come in handy in the future.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone about to start a degree course, who is maybe a bit unsure about the whole thing and wants a book that will clarify the situation and give confidence, as well as genuinely useful advice.
Now for the review of the book itself.
I am so glad that I found this book before I start my studies at uni next year. I've been overall impressed with the Palgrave Study Skills family, but this one is my favourite so far. It has everything that you need to know before and during your time at uni - even for the mature student, like myself. It's actually soothed some of my anxieties about what to do with myself when I start as, like I've mentioned, it has EVERYTHING you can think of. Very well put together and will definitely help you out throughout the years!
I can't say it enough, if you're going to uni soon BUY THIS BOOK!
Its approach is quite theoretical in parts e.g. the explanation of the "nine different views of intelligence", and the discussion of "the triune brain". But there is also good practical advice, especially in the sections on research and writing for university.
The guide is set out in a way that allows you to benefit from completing it page by page or dipping into sections as and when you need them.
I wanted help with essay writing and this provided many tips on planning, annalysing, research and structure amongst other things that I know I will refer to time and again.
There are even sections on how best to plan your time (which I suck at!) and working with other people plus critical analytical thing, revision and exams. There are loads I havent mentioned but this guide trully is a necessity!