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Tips to improve your skills in reading, taking notes, organizing study material and taking tests.
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    Welcome to the Study Skills LibGuide! Here you will find resources and articles on each of the following topics:

    • Reading
    • Taking Notes
    • Organizing Study Material
    • Taking Tests
    • Learning Styles

    Study Skills Books

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    The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook - Sarah Moore; Colin Neville; Maura Murphy; Cornelia Connolly
    Call Number: LB2395 .U48 2010 Murphy
    ISBN: 9780335234424
    Publication Date: 2010-04-01
    "The book itself covers everything university students need to know from exam revision and e-learning to work-life balance." The Bookseller "We would heartily recommend the book to students who are at the beginning of their studies." Maxine Fletcher, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes "This book's crammed full of very useful topics, information and exercises that I've never seen before, especially in the section on research, which I particularly liked." Joel, Student, Keele University Competition for graduate jobs has never been so fierce. The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook will help you succeed from the first week of your studies through to graduation. Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook is your key to success. This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises. Written by a team of experts and tested on students, the advice in this book will help you to improve your grades, save time and develop the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers. Whichever subject you are studying, this practical and concise book will help you find your individual learning style and tell you exactly what you need to know to excel as a student: Working out the best way for you to learn Doing your research Presentations Revising for exams Improving your critical thinking skills Managing your time

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    Creating Your Own Success - V. Rose Kitchen; MaryAnn Moore
    Call Number: LB2395 .K38 1994 Douglas
    ISBN: 0538709243
    Publication Date: 1994-01-01

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    A Mind for Numbers - Barbara Oakley
    Call Number: QA11.2 .O23 2014
    ISBN: 9780399165245
    Publication Date: 2014-07-31
    Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or an established professional embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the necessary tools for getting a better grasp on this often intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, but when she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy was severely limiting her options post-graduation, she returned to college newly determined to retool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble.

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