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This book is a no-nonsense, unique proposition for students who want to take an extra effort to improve their grades. It clearly demonstrates how to impress markers by demonstrating some crucial university-level skills, or what essay-writing has to do with eating an elephant. If you are a student or a parent of a student, this book is a small investment which can bring tangible results!'
This book offers students an accessible, witty but insightful look at key assessment skills. The new edition addresses how to succeed at various assessment types including the thorny issue of group work! A worthwhile addition for all new students embarking on higher education.
Great book, very helpful to my students.
This book provides an overview of the practicalities of doing assessment and provides valuable insight into the mind of the assessor. I would recommend this book to all students starting in higher education.
Very readable, entertaining, comprehensive, solidly based on experience and research -- this is a great resource that I'm going to recommend to our students. Even though most of them are not full-time university students (we're a distance-mode theological college that offers qualifications at Higher Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelor's Degree level), they will be able to gain much from reading this book.
A humorous and common sense explanation of how to approach essays and academic writing and what markers are really looking for and what they are not looking for! Good section on critical analysis. Offers useful ideas on structuring writing, literature reviews and even ventures into presentations. A good all round study skills book.
Supportive writing and very practical book with useful examples provided. Definitely one for students to keep close to hand!
A useful guide for students new to or a bit rusty with essays and assignments.
Greasely puts the magic into writing essays and tackling assignments. It is insightful yet witty. A great balance and a thoroughly accessible read for undergraduates.
An easy read for students who are just starting out in higher education
Excellent. Quirky and easy to read with humour and excellent tips for improving academic skills. The chapter on referencing is particularly good and will be a favourite for all learners.