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Studying at University
How to Adapt Successfully to College Life

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ISBN 9780415303125
Published April 11, 2003 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Studying at University is an essential guide for anyone wanting to know how they can make the very best of their university experience. This highly informative book offers guidance to those in sixth form and college on what universities are all about and what being a student actually involves. The author also offers sensible advice to new and existing students on how they should set about their studies.

Key topics include:

  • choosing the university that is best for you
  • preparing yourself for university life
  • how and why universities are so different from school
  • how to get the most out of lectures and seminars
  • preparing and writing essays and assignments
  • revising for exams and exam technique.

Written by a university lecturer with vast experience of speaking to students about this nerve-wracking process, this engaging and accessible book is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants their move into higher education to be as informed and stress-free as possible.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started and Keeping Going 2. A Standard Approach to Organization 3. Alternative Forms of Writing 4. Style 5. Editing 6. Collaborative Writing 7. Writing for Publication

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G. W. Bernard


'I warmly recommend Studying at University by G W Bernard, who teaches history at Southampton. He explains in a friendly, straightforward way how universities work.' - John Clare, The Daily Telegraph

'The strength of the book is its practicality. The writer deals with the realities of university life and the advice on how to study at undergraduate level is good.' - Elizabeth Hoult, Canterbury Christ Church University College (escalate website)