Author:Tom Burns & Sandra Sinfield

Pub Date: March 2012  

Pages: 472

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About the Book

Welcome to the Companion Website for Essential Study Skills:  The Complete Guide to Success at University Third Edition

Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you.
Essential Study Skills is a proven guide for every student wanting to achieve success at university. Packed with study tips and handy activities, this study skills handbook shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - whatever level you're at.
On this companion website you will find excellent additional resources to support both students and lecturers such as:

  • Printable handouts featuring key activities, checklists, diagrams, and much more from the book. These are ideal for promoting in class discussion and individual student study.
  • Additional Web links to a variety of useful learning resources provide advice on a range of study skills techniques
  • Videos on how to make the most of your Study Skills book and how to take effective notes.
  • Journal Articles guide you through selected topics in more depth, while introducing you to using journal articles in your study.
  • Excerpts from Selected Student Essays introduce you to real papers, written by real students, to help you get to grips with the dos and don’ts of academic writing.
  • Study skills packs on presentation skills, effective reporting, and essay planning give you step-by-step advice on how to prepare for these type of assignments.
  • PowerPoints on selected topics give you a more in depth look at specific study skills.
  • Podcasts from the authors give you more detailed look at selected topics.
  • For instructors, we are also including access to selected chapters from Burns and Sinfield’s teaching book, Teaching, Learning and Study Skills which includes practical advice on how to encourage students to engage with study skills. 


Instructor Resources

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This site is designed to help create a significant learning opportunity for your students by encouraging active participation, experience and reflection.

Student Resources

The following resources have been divided by chapter and type of resource. Under each chapter you will find journal articles and useful web links to help you read more widely. Some chapters also come with printable handouts and checklists from the book, videos, podcasts, study packs and PowerPoints to help further support your learning.

  • Chapter Resources
  • Printable Handouts and Checklists
  • Journal Articles
  • Web Links
  • Power Points
  • Videos and Podcasts
  • Excerpts from Selected Student Essays