Starting university can be a daunting prospect, as students come to grips with new ways of working, learning and thinking. Studying sport at university poses particular challenges, with students often engaged in playing or coaching sport alongside their studies and having unconventional working patterns.
Study Skills for Sport Studies is the only complete guide to degree-level study to be written specifically for students on sport-related courses, outlining the core academic competencies needed to succeed at university. The textbook offers tips and techniques for all aspects of higher education, including time management, critical thinking, academic research and writing, e-learning, presentations, group work and exams. The practical processes are supported by sports-related examples, and each chapter ends with useful exercises to test your skills as well as reflect on your prior learning experiences. Designed as either a self-paced text or a companion to an introductory class, Study Skills for Sports Studies demystifies the academic skills needed to succeed and helps you make the most of your time at university.
Table of Contents
1. Welcome to University: Settling in and getting started 2. Learning and Thinking: What and how to know 3. Making Sense of Lectures: Listening in class and taking notes 4. Starting Assignments: Breaking down questions and effective research 5. Learning to Read: Understanding academic readings and research 6. Academic Writing: How to write research essays 7. Academic Writing: How to write reports 8. Academic Writing: Incorporating evidence and avoiding plagiarism 9. Academic Writing: Digital forms and reflective practices 10. Collaborative Learning: Working as a team 11. Oral Presentations: Tips and tricks for effective delivery 12: Experiential Learning: Putting theory into practice 13. Test, Quizzes, Mid-Terms and Finals: Preparing for and writing exams
Tara Magdalinski lectures in the UCD Centre for Sports Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland. As an inaugural recipient of a UCD College Teaching Award (2008), she is committed to ensuring undergraduate students are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in tertiary education. Her most recent monograph, Sport, Technology and the Body: The Nature of Performance, was published by Routledge in 2008.