The Skills You Need Guide for Students

This four-part guide contains essential information for all students, potential students and aspiring students.

2nd Edition - Fully revised and updated.

The Skills You Need Guide for Students

    The four books are:

  • Becoming a Student – helping you decide whether, what, when and how to study, and developing the practical skills you will need during your student career.

  • Study Skills – develop your ability to study effectively and get the most out of college or university.

  • Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis – a guide to what will probably be the biggest single piece of writing of your student career.

  • Research Methods – understand the methods used for research in social sciences and humanities.

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Becoming a Student

Becoming a Student - Look Inside
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Deciding to become a student is a difficult decision, with major implications for your life and lifestyle. There are many decisions to make, from whether to study, through to where, what and how. Many students also struggle to organise their time, and manage financially, and find it hard to stay motivated in the longer term.

This eBook is designed to help solve these problems.

It walks you through the decisions you will need to make before embarking on a new course of study. It also provides advice about how to organise your finances and draw up a budget, and to get yourself organised for study. Finally, it helps you to develop the skills you will need to stay organised and motivated throughout your student career, from avoiding procrastination through to understanding self-motivation. No student, or potential student, can afford to be without it!

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. February 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-31-0

Study Skills

Study Skills - Look Inside
$ 13.00

A common complaint among many students is that they have never been taught how to study. They do not know how to read critically, or write an essay or report. Nobody has ever explained how to revise, or provided advice about passing exams.

This eBook is designed to help solve these problems.

From helping you to understand how you learn, through reading, writing assignments, doing basic research, revising and taking exams, our eBook covers all the essential study skills in a straightforward and practical way. Aimed principally at those starting to study independently, it will nonetheless also be useful to school students and more experienced learners who want to refresh their skills, as well as teachers and tutors looking for material to help their students.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. February 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-32-7

Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis

Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis - Look Inside
$ 13.00

A dissertation or thesis may well be the longest single piece of work that you have ever been asked to do. It may also form a substantial part of the overall mark for your degree, and is therefore both vitally important and very challenging.

This eBook takes you through the process of writing your dissertation, from the earliest stages to submission.

It starts with your research proposal, an early check that you know what you are doing, and then takes you through each stage—literature review, deciding on your methods, writing up your results, and drawing conclusions. It also provides a useful guide to referencing. This book is designed to make the process smoother, easier and therefore less stressful. No student needing to write a dissertation can afford to be without it!

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. February 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-33-4

Research Methods

Research Methods - Look Inside
$ 13.00

Many undergraduate, and most postgraduate, courses require students to undertake a substantial piece of research—and many students find it hard to know where to start.

This eBook provides a step-by-step guide to research methods. It focuses particularly on methods used in social sciences, humanities and healthcare research, and does not cover laboratory research, although some of the principles may be helpful to any researcher.

From selecting and understanding the philosophy underpinning your research, through research design, into choosing your method and carrying out your research, then analysing your findings, it is an essential companion for any new researcher. More established researchers may also find it useful for reviewing particular techniques, from survey design through sampling methods to statistical analysis.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. February 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-32-7

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The Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job

Getting a Job

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The second edition of the Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job takes you through the whole process of getting a job.

It helps you to identify what you can offer to employers, before moving on to applying for jobs and attending interviews, including remotely and in person. It also shows you how to avoid putting off potential employers, by making sure that your digital profile is as suitable as your CV or résumé. It even contains new and updated information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on job-seeking, and how the process has changed as a result.

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Living the ‘New Normal’ in the Age of Covid-19

The Skills You Need Guide to Living the ‘New Normal’ in the Age of Covid-19

This eBook is designed to help you through the process of ‘going digital’ and managing other aspects of life during a pandemic.

Covid-19 has brought huge changes in many of our lives. Digitisation—the use of technology to automate activities—was already happening, but its adoption was accelerated. Millions of us moved our lives online. Since Spring 2020, we have learned to work from home, socialise via video apps, and help our children to learn remotely—not to mention developing our own skills.

From how to get yourself online, through how to keep safe, to working, learning and staying in touch with friends and family remotely, this book covers the key skills you need to survive and thrive.

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Guide to Life

The Skills You Need Guide to Life

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The second eBook, Living Well, Living Ethically, considers how you can live your best life all the time. It helps you to answer the question: how can I avoid having too many regrets about my life?

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The Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development

Personal Development

Learn how to set yourself effective personal goals and find the motivation you need to achieve them. This is the essence of personal development, a set of skills designed to help you reach your full potential, at work, in study and in your personal life.

The Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development eBook is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their skills and learning potential, and it is full of easy-to-follow, practical information. It is now in a new edition with additional content, including practical aspects of development.

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