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Letters to a New Student

Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist, 1st Edition

By Gary Wood


124 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138362543
pub: 2018-12-05
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Letters to a New Student is a study skills book with a twist. You decide how to read it.

Based on a series of short, informal, problem page letters that you can read in any order, the book uses principles of human psychology, teaching, and coaching practice to offer a refreshing approach to study skills and learning techniques. The letters form a brief ‘survive and thrive’ study guide to work smarter not harder and offer advice on topics such as motivation, stress, revision, and assignments. It’s a tried-and-tested, blueprint to make information stick with less effort.

The book takes a holistic approach to learning. It covers health and wellbeing, the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ shortcuts, the obstacles, and the pitfalls. It also includes short learning principles and cross-references to other entries, with practical advice in response to the frequently asked questions many students ask during their studies.

Letters to a New Student is for any student under pressure, parents and family who want to offer support, or anyone with interest in lifelong learning. It’s written by a psychologist, teacher, academic coach, and advice columnist, with over 20 years professional experience.

Table of Contents

1. An intro of sorts. . .

2. Attitudes

3. Stress

4. Wellbeing

5. Motivation

6. Cognition

7. Context

8. Emotions

9. Techniques

10. Assignments

11. Revision

12. Support


A bit of an outro

The exam



About the Author

Dr Gary Wood is a Chartered Psychologist, solution-focused life coach and broadcaster. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught psychology, research methods and learning skills in several UK universities. Gary appears in the media offering expert analysis and coaching tips and as an agony uncle (advice columnist). To find out more visit: www.drgarywood.co.uk

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