Study Skills for Foundation Degrees
Routledge – 2013 – 216 pages
Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at foundation degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way.
This new edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on effective academic writing for other types of assignments such as reports, project work, diary entries, seminar papers and reviews and e-learning. Highly accessible with a wide range of activities and useful tips to help you through the course of your studies, this new edition covers all the essential skills you will need including:
• How to take good notes and read effectively
• Developing successful academic writing
• Research skills
• Producing a professional development portfolio
• Presentation techniques
• Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Also offering help with managing your time, boosting your morale and keeping motivated, this essential text will be an invaluable resource for Foundation Degree students that want to get the most out of their course as well as mature students and those with limited or no experience of academic study.
Introduction 1. So you want to study for a foundation degree? Useful preparation prior to starting your course 2. Learning as an adult 3. Making good notes and reading effectively 4. Developing your oral presentation skills 5. Data collection and presentation 6. Effective academic writing techniques: producing your first essay 7. Effective academic writing techniques: producing other assignments 8. How to make quotations, citations and a bibliography and avoid plagiarism 9. Using the internet and electronic resources for your study: e-learning 10. How to manage your time, handle stress and cope with revision and exams 11. Producing a professional development portfolio 12. After the foundation degree: progressing to an honours degree and producing a winning CV
Dorothy Bedford is Senior Lecturer in Education at Roehampton University.
Elizabeth Wilson is Senior Lecturer at Trinity St David, University of Wales, UK.