How to Get a Good Degree: Making the Most of Your Time at University

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There is a wide range of books on various aspects of study-skills development. Most of the available literature tends to address surviving at university and passing exams, rather than thriving at university and excelling in your overall performance. When you look at other sources, be careful to select the advice which will really help you to excel, rather than that which could compromise your ambitions and standards. Some of the sources which contain valuable advice are listed below.

Abbot, M. (ed.) (1996) History Skills: A Student's Handbook. London: Routledge. A good example of a study-skills collection focusing on a particular discipline, addressing the critical skills of investigation, analysis and argument.

Allison, B., O'Sullivan, T. and Owen, A. et al. (1996) Research Skills for Students. London: Kogan Page. An interactive book, with activities to help you to make good use of questionnaire design, research method choices and research interviews.

Barnes, R. (1995) Successful Study for Degrees. London: Routledge. Illustrated with examples from interviews with students and lecturers, and one of the most highly regarded books in the field.

Berry, R. (1995) The Research Project: How to Write It. London: Routledge. Written for students just starring project work and wanting detailed advice on how to go about doing it and writing it up.

Boumer, T. and Race, P. (1995) How to Win as a Part-time Student. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. Based on research into the particular needs and problems of part-time students.

Brown, S., McDowell, L. and Race, P. (1996) 500 Tips for Research Students. London: Kogan Page. For practical hints on choosing your supervisor, working well with your supervisor, and writing up your research work.

Brown, S., Armstrong, S. and Thompson, G. (eds) (1998) Motivating Students. London: Kogan Page SEDA Series. This is an edited collection aimed at lecturers

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface: Background to This Book viii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Introduction: Don't Just Work Hard, Work Smart! 1
  • 1: What is a Good Degree Really a Measure Of? 6
  • 2: Capitalizing on Teaching-Learning Situations 49
  • 3: Going for Gold in Assessed Coursework 92
  • 4: Putting Your Resources to Work 134
  • 5: Aiming High in Revision and Exams 181
  • 6: Looking After Yourself 223
  • 7: Final Action Plan 247
  • References and Further Reading 254
  • Index 256
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