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This is a no-nonsense, practical guide to help students maximise their potential during their time at university. It is packed with sensible suggestions, self-check tables and illustrations, and is printed in blue ink to aid dyslexics.


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This is a no-nonsense, practical guide to help students maximise their potential during their time at university. It is packed with sensible suggestions, self-check tables and illustrations, and is printed in blue ink to aid dyslexics.

30 review for The Study Skills Handbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nima

    How can I not like this book?!lots of things i knew...very useful and to the point study,learn,teach,delivering lectures,researching techniques..also i feel that this is a life-time guaranty book which you can have and use it anywhere any time you desire..it can be considered as a handy teach-learn-technique-Reference book(exactly as its name)that is a unique one in the same criteria!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew

    Full of useful information, even if it not all of it is useful at all times. I'm going to dip in and out of this throughout my MA, but this was definitely a good starting point.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mubarak

    This book is excellent for those who've just started their higher education. It may seem common sense at first, but as you hand in your research paper without any structure or evidence, this will reflect your score. This book helps with that. It enables one to understand the academic research and writing process. Seeing that I have a postgraduate degree these study skills come secondhand to me, and couldn't find anything useful to me, hence explains my 3/5. If you're undertaking an undergraduate This book is excellent for those who've just started their higher education. It may seem common sense at first, but as you hand in your research paper without any structure or evidence, this will reflect your score. This book helps with that. It enables one to understand the academic research and writing process. Seeing that I have a postgraduate degree these study skills come secondhand to me, and couldn't find anything useful to me, hence explains my 3/5. If you're undertaking an undergraduate degree, I'd strongly recommend that you purchase this handbook. ---------------- Update: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE LATEST HANDBOOK.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Omi

    I bought this when I was going back into full time education as a mature student and found it really helpful to build a little confidence before I started. I am not sure I would find it useful now I know what I am doing but I would recommend it for those who are starting from scratch.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Piyush Bhatia

    This book is meant for the students who have just enrolled to a University (or other equivalent course) and want to improve their performance at the same. It guides the reader to ameliorate their analytical skills by various approaches, such as, improving their reading skills, identifying the flaws in their arguments/ writings, structuring an essay, etc. There are chapters which contain information that seemed quite obvious to me, so it's not necessary to read this book page by page. Just This book is meant for the students who have just enrolled to a University (or other equivalent course) and want to improve their performance at the same. It guides the reader to ameliorate their analytical skills by various approaches, such as, improving their reading skills, identifying the flaws in their arguments/ writings, structuring an essay, etc. There are chapters which contain information that seemed quite obvious to me, so it's not necessary to read this book page by page. Just identify the areas that you need to improve, then look at the index and read only what seems germane to you. A description containing the chapters to be read according to your current qualification is also provided at the begining of the book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Helene Harrison

    Review - I think this is the best study skills book I've read. I'm now on my third degree and so have read quite a lot around the best ways to study. This book is helpful because it also encourages you to look backwards and evaluate what you already know, as well as looking forwards into the future. There are planning tables to help you plan all kinds of assignments and it is well laid out so that you can easily find the information you are looking for. General Subject/s? - Study Skills Recommend? Review - I think this is the best study skills book I've read. I'm now on my third degree and so have read quite a lot around the best ways to study. This book is helpful because it also encourages you to look backwards and evaluate what you already know, as well as looking forwards into the future. There are planning tables to help you plan all kinds of assignments and it is well laid out so that you can easily find the information you are looking for. General Subject/s? - Study Skills Recommend? – Yes Rating - 19/20

  7. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Rand

    Probably useful for the marginal student but it's a little out of date.

  8. 4 out of 5

    D.

    The Study Skills Handbook (Palgrave Study Guides) by Stella Cottrell (2003)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abdullah Maani

    This 351-page book is listing the learning skills with practical tips to be used during your course of study. I like the most some of the listed skills. First, research skill that is one of the pillars of university study. Second, developing the writing style which is essential for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Third, critical analytical thinking skill; this skill can improve the way we think and the way we deal with different issues. The book is full of examples and activities. This 351-page book is listing the learning skills with practical tips to be used during your course of study. I like the most some of the listed skills. First, research skill that is one of the pillars of university study. Second, developing the writing style which is essential for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Third, critical analytical thinking skill; this skill can improve the way we think and the way we deal with different issues. The book is full of examples and activities. I strongly recommend this book for both under and post-graduate students.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alisa3

    It's okay. Half of the tips you might know from school, the other quarter from the internet, it's a good summary of various tips yes. also has quite a lot of questions to ask yourself and reflect upon your relationship with learning itself. easy read, very organised. I mostly did the reflection exercises.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Staś Werno

    A tour de force through study skills

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tyra Martin

    this book was very useful. i would especially reccomend it to college students

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    Quite useful. Packed with information, although not all of it is relevant at some points, useful nonetheless.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I previously received this during summer school at one of the universities I was interested in. I can't really remember what this book was about. I had to reread a chapter for critical and analytical thinking, and I found it really interesting. It really consolidated today's lecture and was hugely helpful.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Adam Uraynar

    target audience is high school seniors or college freshman; not me: speed read "Each of us learns in an individual way...‘types’such as visual, auditory and kinaesthetic, or introverted and extroverted--there are lots of ways of dividing people up. The important thing, however, is not to discover which ‘type’ you are but recognise elements to how you yourself learn best. (If you regard yourself as a ‘type’ you may over-identify yourself with that type. You may then get stuck with that image of target audience is high school seniors or college freshman; not me: speed read "Each of us learns in an individual way...‘types’such as visual, auditory and kinaesthetic, or introverted and extroverted--there are lots of ways of dividing people up. The important thing, however, is not to discover which ‘type’ you are but recognise elements to how you yourself learn best. (If you regard yourself as a ‘type’ you may over-identify yourself with that type. You may then get stuck with that image of yourself – and always consider yourself a ‘visual introverted’ type, or a ‘chaotic extrovert’. This may leave you with rigid views about the one way you learn.) Experiment with strategies and skills you currently under-use. The brain is highly adaptable." From author's Wikipedia page: "Cottrell argues that critical thinking makes sense to the student if it is contextualised. [...] critical thinking as an everyday activity" idea: Personal development planning (PDP) ~ process of creating an action plan

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lonnie

    This is an overly simplistic book. I had to get it for a uni course I am doing but it really isn't very helpful. It would perhaps be more useful for a school leaver entering into university study to enable them to understand what is required but even then it's very basic and not very helpful.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elanna

    Useful handbook for students at their first year in undergraduate courses. It may spare you some bad marks, if used well. Different readers will use different chapters: a mature student won't make much use of advice about keeping healthy and taking responsibility for themselves, but they may find the section about time management very useful. The seven steps towards the completion of assignments are pure gold. No need to fear the blank page anymore. I don't care if someone sniggers at such a Useful handbook for students at their first year in undergraduate courses. It may spare you some bad marks, if used well. Different readers will use different chapters: a mature student won't make much use of advice about keeping healthy and taking responsibility for themselves, but they may find the section about time management very useful. The seven steps towards the completion of assignments are pure gold. No need to fear the blank page anymore. I don't care if someone sniggers at such a basic level of intervention. It made the difference for me, and I already had academic experience as undergraduate student; not in the English academic world, though...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Adrian

    The mother of all study skills books. This is by far the best study skills book there is. After reading this book for a second time, I will stick to my initial assessment about it being the best study book available. This book contains everything a student would need to succeed at School, Collage or University. A must have for any Student who would like to improve their study skills.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Excellent, clear and easy to follow, no jargon and actually made studying quite fun. This was an absolute life saver for me at uni - I still refer back to sections of it for projects. Perfect for unorganized people like me who hate wordy academic reading and need something simple and concise. It's the best study guide I've ever used - can't recommend it enough.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phil Syphe

    This was a course book that I used on and off during a ten-week study skills course at university in preparation of returning to full-time study later that same year. With it being a textbook I remember little about it now, but it served its purpose well at the time.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ed Teacher

    Good all-round study guide. How to study effectively.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nizomiddin

    nothing

  23. 4 out of 5

    Phuong

    Very useful for high school students!! One of the most essential study skills handbooks. Many detail checklist for you to use and self-evaluate.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carolin

    Useful chapters on numbers and projects.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Yashaswini Shas

    awesome book

  26. 5 out of 5

    John

    Another one that I use at work... not bad... but not brilliant. It is quite simplistic and nothing that you wouldn't find out on any basic teaching course.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sha M

    Few areas were helpful for my Assignment.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ston Cold

    nice

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    good to read

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hilli

    Book gives good advice very different areas. It helps me lot in university. However, some specific subjects you still need to look other books to give more inside to you.

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