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How To Be A Student, Sc : 100 Great Ideas and Practical Habits for Students Everywhere - Sarah Moore

How To Be A Student, Sc

100 Great Ideas and Practical Habits for Students Everywhere

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780335216529
Number Of Pages: 152

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This exciting guide is perfect for all students, especially those new to Higher and Further Education.

How to be a student helps tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with life at university and college. 100 actionable ideas, strategies and tactics help you to make the most of your time, including: -Turning up to your lectures and what to do while you're there

-Knowing what plagiarism is and learning to develop belief in your own voice

-Making presentations with confidence and style

-Being more creative

-Spotting signs that you need to take a break

-Dealing with boredom

-Preventing small obstacles from becoming big problems

-Not letting money issues get in the way

-Remembering (people thought that) Einstein was a slow learner

-Treating your CV as a working document

And much more!

Drawing from the real experiences of students, this book presents ideas and suggestions that you can use to enhance your time at university and to improve the quality of your learning life.

Introduction
A. Insights and ideas for when you first arrive
Remembering that humans are designed to learn
Not letting money issues get in the way
Being strict about part-time work
Developing study rituals
Having a calendar and an appointments diary
Preparing to be disillusioned
Turning up to your lectures
Getting your learning abilities checked
Getting help when you need it
Preventing small obstacles from becoming big problems
Being the first to admit when you don't understand
Decorating your study space
Buying a dictionary and a thesaurus
Organising your study materials and learning resources
Regular study snacks are better than occasional study binges
Understanding boredom
Developing your own personal coding system
Phoning home
Talking to others about your study tasks
Setting better study goals
Always having someone know where you are
Having a social life that supports your learning
Accepting that bureaucracy is just part of life
Getting regular exercise
Eating wisely
Drinking
Sleeping enough (but not too much)
Breathing properly
Posture and positioning
Love, friendship and sexB. Developing your skills and self awareness as a higher education student
Understanding the downside of being connected and availble
Finding a zone between resignation and anger when you're staring problems in the face
Not treating learning as a competition
Recording your study habits
Remembering that lecturers and tutors are human too
Recognizing that information is not knowledge
Realizing that students are not customers
Spotting the signs that you need to take a break
Watching out for study drift
Knowing whether you're a natural introvert or a natural extravert and asjusting your study strategies accordingly
Understanding and controlling knee-jerk reactions to stress
Keeping a learning diary
Knowing about clashes in habits, cultures and ways of doing things
How you feel impacts on how your learn
Remembering that people thought Einstein was a slow learner
Benefiting from the fact that students are different from one anotherC. Gaining momentum: building confidence and motivation
Just doing it
Focusing on what you can do now
Recognising that deadlines don't have to ruin your life
Interrogating your lecturer and tutors
Getting to know your librarians and lurking in the library
Not being too hard on yourself
Not being too easy on yourself
Being brave
Using all of your brain
Being more creative
Playing
Rewarding and celebrating when things go right
Understanding different kinds of reaction to feedback
Getting negative feedback
Getting positive feedback
Choosing the feedback you want
Making presentations
Not comparing yourself to others
Checking rumours before acting on them
Playing to your strengths
Hoping and persisting
Controlling worry
Realising that you'll never be able to keep everyone happyD: Being the best you can be: persistence and enhancement strategies
Knowing that it's impossible to be perfect but it's always possible to improve
Paying attention to grammar and punctuation
Keeping track of your information sources
Knowing what plagiarism is
Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler
Learning the beauty of summaries
Having some time every day when you're doing nothing at all
Organising study retreats
Using listening skills to help you learn better
Not jumping to conclusions
Reading
Recognising the importance of memorizing
Learning to use memory techni
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ISBN: 9780335216529
ISBN-10: 0335216528
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Study Skills
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1