Brain Train: Studying for Success

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Page numbers in bold type refer to an entire section devoted to that topic.
Abstracts 185 -7
'Academic' vs 'studious' 174, 217 ff
Application Forms 264 -78
common traps and mistakes 264 -5
knowing what to do 274
major considerations/ controversies 265 -73
see also Curriculum Vitae
Association 44, 228
environment 47 -8
musical 48
of linked ideas 44, 59, 61
of taste 48
'Average Saving Score' (Ebbinghaus experiment) 67

'Blue Peter syndrome' 261, 269
Bookshops 184 -5
Boredom as a message 26
reducing the time-span 33
'The Boredom Factor' 33 -4
Brain 14, 17, 27, 34
as a 'muscle' 34
natural facility 19, 20
patterns of retention 27, 34
size and capacity 14, 17
'The Buzz Factor' 33

CD-ROM 189, 194 -5
Clichés 311
Computers 16, 17, 98, 189, 206
Concentration span 27, 34
'Constructive criticism' 133 -4
'Contemplative learning' 49, 51
Covering letters 295 -6
Crosswords 36
Curriculum Vitae (CV) 253 -78
do's and don'ts:
essential 260 -61
do's and don'ts:
less obvious 261 -4
first principles 257 -8
lateral thinking 276 -8
selling yourself 258 -60
tailoring the CV 274 -6
see also Application Forms

'Dead' expressions 307, 310 -12
clichés 307, 311 -2
padding 310
words 312
'Definitely' 312
Dictionaries 176 -80
Distance Learning 9, 11, 190
DNA 181
'Do and Understand' (Chinese proverb) 169

Effective time-management 26, 34
devising a realistic timetable 32, 34
an overall strategy 26, 31
Electronic Mail 11, 98, 195
Employment trends and Study Skills 253 -6
'Energizing patterns' 147-150
Essay writing 131-164
introductions and conclusions 137, 152 -4
performance skills 151, 160
perils of 'space filling' 144 -5
planning 134, 137, 140 -1
purposes 130, 134
quotation and reference 154 -9
trusting your voice 139 -40
types of essay 132, 143, 147
see also Report writing;
Euphemisms 307 -9


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