Introduction: don'tI've written this book for people who want to get good degrees, and who
aren't afraid of hard work. If you're afraid of hard work, don't use this
book! There are a few students who seem to sail forwards to a good
degree without having to work hard at all; if you are such a student you
probably don't need this book either (or any other study-skills advice).
Most students, however, who end up with good degrees, work hard for
them. If that sounds more like you, this book should help you.Some students work very hard and still don't get a good degree, even
when they really deserve one. This is usually because they don't work smart enough. This book is particularly aimed at helping you to work
smart as well as hard, and to show you how to do so.
just work hard,
Towards smartnessWorking smart is about making sure that each component part of your
Working smart is also about:
|• ||achieves high learning pay-off (in other words, is effective);|
|• ||is efficient and economical (in other words, good time management);|
|• ||is balanced (in other words, good task management).|
|• ||showing that your learning has been successful (written and oral communication);|
|• ||building up evidence of your achievements;|
|• ||gaining control of your learning, and monitoring it so that you can
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Book title: How to Get a Good Degree: Making the Most of Your Time at University.
Contributors: Phil Race - Author.
Publisher: Open University Press.
Place of publication: Philadelphia.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 1.
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