If you are here to study at WSHFT the library has you covered with our updated study skills section. Whether you are writing your dissertation or just revising for an exam, there is a book for you on our shelves.
Check out the selection here or come into the library to discover our full range of resources.
edited by Sandra Hargreaves and Jamie Crabb
Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education.
The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains:
- A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument.
- A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities.
- The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies.
Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies.
This is the ultimate guide to study skills, written by million copy bestselling author Stella Cottrell. Her tried and tested approach, based on over 20 years’ experience of working with students, has helped over a million students to achieve their potential.
When it comes to studying, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This engaging and accessible guide shows students how to tailor their learning to their individual needs in order to boost their grades, build their confidence and increase their employability. Fully revised for the fifth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed.
This is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of all disciplines, and is also ideal for postgraduates, mature students and international students. It prepares students for what to expect before, during and after their studies at university.
Charlotte Brookfield, Jamie Lewis.
Planning your dissertation is made simple with this quick, step-by-step guide. Your instant pocket supervisor, this book will help you to:
· Choose a topic you are excited about
· Manage your time and beat procrastination
· Create a step-by-step plan to keep you on track.
Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university – fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.
Peter Redman & Wendy Maples.
Writing good essays is one of the most challenging aspects of studying in the social sciences. This simple guide provides you with proven approaches and techniques to help turn you into a well-oiled, essay writing machine.
Good Essay Writing demonstrates how to think critically and formulate your argument as well as offering water-tight structuring tips, referencing advice and a word on those all too familiar common worries – all brought to life through real student examples from a range of subjects.
Now in its fifth edition, this fresh update contains:
- New essay examples are analysed and discussed, so you have a clear understanding of what makes a good essay
- A new chapter on essay writing skills and other forms of social science writing, helping you transfer the skills you learn to different types of written assessments
- A new Companion Website providing additional exercises and examples, helping you practice and apply the skills.
This practical guide is an absolute must for everybody wanting – or needing – to brush up on their essay writing skills and boost their grades.