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Studying and Learning at University

Studying and Learning at University
Vital Skills for Success in Your Degree

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224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Studying and Learning at University provides a concise and accessible introduction to the full range of essential study skills and learning approaches for first-time undergraduates.

Alan Pritchard focuses on the skills that every student will need to master to achieve success in their academic career. Without being prescriptive, the book recognizes that different learning strategies work for different people. Practical, straight-forward advice is provided on subjects such as how to:
  • Approach learning in an individually tailored way
  • Use active reading techniques
  • Use computers and the internet to support academic study
  • Prepare for written assessment
  • Prepare and deliver successful presentations

This guide provides an essential source of support for the development of the skills that are needed to be a successful new entrant to university. Students setting out on any undergraduate course will welcome the guidance provided here.
How We Learn
Reading for Academic Purposes
Note-taking and Recording for Learning
Finding the Information that you Need
Computers and the Internet as a Source of Quality Information
Preparing for Assessment and the process of writing
Giving Presentations


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A generic text which would be of use to any students commencing a higher education course in any subject area.

Miss Emma Baxter
School of Care, Ystrad Mynach College
September 18, 2014

A supportive publication for anyone who is thinking about going to university but for those students who are not that confident.

Mrs Jo Pothecary
Student Support & Engagement, Wiltshire College
February 4, 2014

I will be recommending this text to all new students coming in at Level 4 as well as Foundation programme students who really need an extra insight into what it means to study at University

Mrs Karen Griffiths
Education , Manchester Metropolitan Univ (Crewe)
March 27, 2013

Every student, upon embarking for learning in higher education, must read this book which not only gives information but guide the students throughout the degree process.

Mr Bakar Abu
Institute of Education, Worcester University
October 11, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter Two PDF

Alan Pritchard

Alan Pritchard is a lecturer in ICT and Education in the /par1/Institute of Education, University of Warwick. More About Author