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Essential Study Skills

Essential Study Skills
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ISBN: 978-87-403-1125-9
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Pages : 86
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About the book

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Description

Master essential study & learning strategies for ultimate exam success!

This study skills book covers; how and why you learn, multiple study skills methods, how to read, take notes and study from books, prioritisation, visual and auditory methods, ensuring you don't miss anything out, how to preempt exam questions as well as a general study approach and a list of apps and web based systems. This will all combine to produce a system which enables you to learn & recall faster and smarter.

In short this book offers you a complete learning and study system that can be adapted to you & your topic.

Content

  1. Introduction
    1. Baseline / benchmark questions
  2. Types of study
    1. To gather information
    2. To learn information
    3. To check learning
    4. To refresh
    5. To improve learning skills
    6. Main ways to improve learning skills
  3. How do we learn?
    1. Visual
    2. Auditory
    3. Kinaesthetic
    4. VAK questionnaire
  4. Acrostics, acronyms, analogies & mnemonics
    1. Acrostics
    2. Acronyms
    3. Analogies
    4. Mnemonics
  5. Reading skills
    1. Reading materials when studying
    2. Speed reading
    3. The speed reading method
    4. Skim Reading
    5. Scanning
  6. Condensing & summerising
    1. Keywords
    2. Tree structure
    3. Spider diagrams
    4. Mind maps
    5. Concept maps
  7. Cue methods
  8. Note taking
    1. Rewriting your notes method
    2. Skeleton prose
    3. The Cornell note taking system
  9. Studying from books
    1. PQRST
    2. SQR
  10. Prioritisation
    1. The Traffic light Approach
  11. Visual methods
    1. Method of Loci
    2. The Peg / Hook System
  12. Auditory methods
    1. Pre-recording checklist
  13. Don’t Miss Anything Out
    1. The Black-Red-Green Method
    2. PEE
    3. The Seven Point Scale for Perfect Paragraphs
  14. A General Study Strategy
    1. ASPIRE Study Strategy method
  15. Apps / web based study aids
    1. General study
    2. Flashcards
    3. Scanning / photographic
    4. Notes
    5. Spidergram / mind maps / thought maps
    6. Reading
    7. Text to speech
    8. Individual subjects
  16. Critical Reflective Learning Questions
  17. Stop, Start, Continue
  18. Summary

About the Author

Sarah Simpson MBA, FIntLM, BSc, Dip Man, Cert Man, DCR

Sarah Simpson is a freelance trainer, lecturer, writer and the owner of Dragontooth Training and Consultancy .She is passionate about designing and delivering bespoke courses covering the public, private and third sector. She utilises the latest technology to produce creative and innovative deliveries that are set 'in the real world' that challenge and enable change in working practices.

She draws on extensive public and private sector experience to ensure individuals, teams and organisations gain optimal return on investment and see tangible workplace results.

Her clients include; Universities, The Fire and Rescue Service, The Police Force and County Councils. She has lectured at National and International conferences and has published several peer reviewed papers.

Author websites:
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/dragontoothtraining/en
http://www.dragontoothtraining.org.uk
twitter: @training_dragon

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