Reviews: Study skills

7 reviews found for "Study skills"
Book review : Critical thinking skills for education students
This is a book review of Critical thinking skills for education students by Brenda Judge, Patrick Jones and Elaine McCreery, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844452705. It was reviewed by Ruth Hewston of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The text offers a practical approach to help students develop their understanding of critical analysis with the core aim being to help students identify their weaknesses, increase...
Book review : Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university (2nd ed.) by Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield, published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412945851. It was reviewed by Brian Poole of CELC at the National University Singapore, on behalf of ESCalate. Burns and Sinfield say from the off (p4) that they have ‘tried to adopt a user-friendly tone’ but that ‘no one writing style…will work for everybody’, but at times,...
Book review : Getting your Ph.D : a practical insider's guide
This is a book review of Getting your Ph.D : a practical insider's guide by Harriet Churchill and Teela Sanders, published by Sage in 2007, ISBN 9781412919944. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms on behalf of ESCalate. Getting your PhD is written for people who are at the beginning of the PhD journey, and as such it fulfils its purpose. However, the title and format of the book are not that much different to Pugh’s book ‘How to Get a PhD’ which is...
Book review : Information skills for education students : a practical guide for education students
This is a book review of Information skills for education students : a practical guide for education students by Lloyd Richardson and Heather McBryde-Wilding, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844451906. It was reviewed by Linda Jones of Imperial College London on behalf of ESCalate. This book is divided into eight chapters, organised into a clear hierarchy so that readers are advised to start at the beginning and not take short...
Book review : Learning support for mature students
This is a book review of Learning support for mature students by Elizabeth Hoult, published by Sage in 2006, ISBN 9781412902953. It was reviewed by Sarah Cornelius of the University of Aberdeen on behalf of ESCalate. Early chapters address motivation, ideas of intelligence, how to learn effectively and issues of confidence and personality. Hoult does not shy away from introducing academic concepts and terminology and taking a critical look at...
Book review : Researching online
This is a book review of Researching online by David Dolowitz, Steve Buckler and Fionnghuala Sweeney, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, ISBN 9781403997227. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. One good reason for bothering to read ‘Researching Online’ is that authors Dolowitz, Buckler and Sweeney point out many of the hurdles faced by researchers when trying to navigate infinite online resources in order to...
Book review: Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students
This is a book review of Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students by Kay Sambell, Mel Gibson and Sue Miller, published by Sage in 2010, ISBN 9781849201353. It was reviewed by Ruth Hewston of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The key themes of the book focus on the development of skills and techniques required for students to make informed judgements based on sound theoretical and professional evidence. It...