The book covers a wide range of concerns including:–
Getting through assessments how to write essays, give presentations, prepare for and sit exams.
Handling the ups and downs of being a student how to manage disappointments and get out of trouble.
Getting a job how to create a CV, write job applications and succeed at interview.
All the tips are written in a jargon–free, friendly style and are illustrated with humorous cartoons.
How to Study helps students to use their study time wisely, productively and efficiently, so that they still have time to enjoy the rest of student life.
2. The Week Before You Start Your Course.
3. Finding Out Where You′re At.
4. Exploring How You Learn.
5. Organising Your Studies.
6. Where To Study.
7. Task Management.
8. Time Management.
9. Getting Started On a Task.
10. Maintaining Your Momentum.
11. Experimenting With Learning Skills.
12. Facing up to Peaks and Troughs.
13. Working in Groups.
14. Using Your Lecturers.
15. Using Other People.
16. Giving Your Seminar.
17. Using Open Learning Materials.
18. Overcoming Problems.
19. Notemaking Versus Notetaking.
20. Developing Your Speed Reading.
21. Active Reading.
22. Assessed Coursework.
24. Using Questions.
25. Problem Solving.
26. Improving Your Memory.
27. Increasing Your Motivation.
28. Getting at Assessment Criteria.
29. Using Your Syllabus.
30. Writing Essays.
31. Writing Up Practical Work.
32. Maximising Your Tutorials.
33. Getting the Most From Field Courses.
34. Using Vacations.
35. Passing Vivas.
36. Using Your Tutors After You′ve Left.
37. Using Advice.
39. Making Projects Productive.
40. Using Old Exam Papers.
41. Before Your Exam.
42. At The Start Of Your Exam.
43. Writing Your Exam Answers.
44. Near The End Of Your Exam.
45. After An Exam.
46. Preparing For Your Re–sit.
47. Using a Word Processor.
48. Filling in Application Forms.
49. Writing Your Curriculum Vitae.
50. Preparing For An Interview.
51. Giving a Good Interview.
"I was very disorganised at university so a lot of what is in How to Study left me wincing. It is spot on. Taking control of learning and taking responsibility can be the hardest parts of successful university study. Phil Race shows what is possible with forward planning. Not everyone needs all the tips but all of us I suspect could have done with some of them. And every little helps." Sally Hunt, General Secretary, AUT
"I believe that this is an excellent resource which would, I am sure, be of benefit to all students trying to cope with the demands of higher education." Graham Henderson, Vice Chancellor, University of Teesside
This book is much more than a manual. It is a self–help guide to students of all ages and can be used either by dipping in and out, or reading it, as I did, systematically from cover to cover. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a student and would certainly recommend it to anyone." Susan Bassnett, pro–Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick
"A very readable and enjoyable study guide" Karen Monaghan, BSc (Hons) Psychology – 3rd Year, Glasgow Caledonian University & BPS/SMG Member′s Liaison Officer 2002/3 – 2003/4
Featured in The Bookseller′s ′Back to School′ issue, Friday June 13 2003