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Get ready for the best years of your life! College Survival: Study Skills contains everything you need to know about earning that elusive 4.0. With advice from effective time management techniques, to forming study groups, to talking to professors, you'll be practicing your valedictorian speech in no time.
Praise for previous edition: 'This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience' -Journal of Neonatal Nursing 'Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material. . . this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study' - Accident and Emergency Nursing The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence. All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on: - how to manage your time effectively - how to conduct literature searches - how to use technology in your study - how to use references - how to write assignments - how to pass exams With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indespensable companion throughout their training. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester.
This text provides an accessible and up to date guide to study skills for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. Efficient study skills pave the way to successful learning. This book helps policing students with all aspects of their studies including identifying how they learn best, effective note-taking, how to be critical and analytical in their reading, writing and thinking, how to carry out research and writing a final dissertation.
Reap the rewards of a higher GPA without sacrificing your sanity or your social life! If "I studied all night and I still didn't ace the test" is your mantra, this witty study guide will help you pinpoint your personal learning style, prevent study mishaps, and work to your strengths. Using the best research on memory and the brain, Study Smart, Study Less offers easy techniques to help you: * absorb info quickly* remember it accurately* create a successful study space * put together a productive study group * use interactive games to master tough material* identify pitfalls--and avoid falling into them * and stop overstudying (no--this isn't a typo) By learning how to learn, you'll not only feel smarter, you'll be smarter.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book teaches students how to learn, and that is the true key to acquiring knowledge. Strategies focus on organisational skills, time management, improving reading comprehension, vocabulary development, communication, how to study for tests effectively, memorization and more. Contains self-tests and reproducible forms to be used by individual students and valuable information for teachers and parents who work with students in developing study strategies. 'Study Strategies Made Easy' is the result of exhaustive research and is successfully being used in leading schools and learning centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Studying Engineering, Third Edition has been updated and expanded. This book was the outgrowth of more than 30 years of teaching Introduction to Engineering courses.
This fully-revised new edition looks at how students can make the most from their time studying on the social work degree. Focusing on each of the three years of study, the author skilfully unpicks the critical thinking, reflection and study skills essential for the completion of the degree. There are sections on autonomous learning, writing academically, communication skills and developing critical analysis and argument. This second edition has more information on how students learn, what makes for excellence in social work research, and how students can successfully integrate their skills with their practice.
This book investigates how varying practices of gender shaped people's lives and experiences across the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Exploring how gender was linked with other socio-political characteristics such as wealth, status, age and life-stage as well as with individual choices, in the very different world of classical antiquity, is fascinating in its own right. But later perceptions of ancient literature and art have profoundly influenced the development of gendered ideologies and hierarchies in the West, and influenced the study of gender itself. Questioning how best to untangle and interpret difficult sources is a key aim. This book exploits a wide range of archaeological, material cultural, visual, spatial, demographic, epigraphical and literary evidence to consider households, families, life-cycles and the engendering of time, legal and political institutions, beliefs about bodies, sex and sexuality, gender and space, the economic implications of engendered practices, and gender in religion and magic.
In this portable (5x8") supplementary text designed for advanced students, the authors "have tried to make up for the lack of visual content with our lucid prose and biting wit. " Using plain language and a minimum of academic terminology, Jackson (chair, leadership department, U. of Auckland Business School, Australia) and Parry (director, the Center for Leadership Studies, Bond U. ) emphasize the interdisciplinary and applied nature of leadership, and integrate material on doing, observing, talking, reading, and writing about leadership. A unique feature of the text is its balanced coverage of both leader-centered and follower-centered perspectives, as well as cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. Later chapters present the work of researchers who argue that conventional leadership studies tend to reinforce the status quo, and look at attempts to rehabilitate leadership in response to corporate scandals and financial crises. An appendix offers lists of popular and reference books, journals, associations, research centers, and Hollywood films that deal with leadership. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A Mother Should Trust Her Instincts Or so they say. But when you're not completely sure how to handle a parenting problem, Stuff Every Mom Should Know has the answers, including: * How to Swaddle a Baby * Fifteen Birthday-Party Survival Tips * The Truth about Potty Training * The Miracle of White Noise * Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice Plus tips for mastering quick and easy meals, suggestions for baby-proofing like an expert, advice on stocking your medicine cabinet, tricks to making a long wait fun, and much, much more.
This pocket-sized companion features everything a woman should know including: * How to Ask for a Raise * Ten Stylish Pieces Every Woman Should Own * How to Throw a Football * Good Responses to Bad Pick-Up Lines * How to Host a Cocktail Party * How to Parallel Park Plus advice on etiquette and social situations, entertaining and cooking tips, do-it-yourself instructions, health information, self-defense techniques, and much, much more!From the Hardcover edition.
Stuffed foods are homey, quick, fun to make and delicious to eat. Over 75 recipes for all types of stuff ed food are offered here, including Deep Dish Stuffed Pizza, Crab Stuffed Sole, Cream Filled Cupcakes and Stuffed Blintzes with Blueberry Sauce.
In this book, prizewinning novelist and popular creative writing instructor Douglas Bauer (The Book of Famous Iowans) shares the secrets of his trade. Talent, as Bauer acknowledges, is the most crucial element for a writer and cannot be taught. But without a regular habit of work, and a perseverance of effort, no amount of talent can come forward and be recognized. His lively and candid essays on subjects critical to the fiction writer's success demystify the essential elements of fiction writing, how they work, and work together. Bauer's focus is on the building blocks of successful fiction: dialogue (the intimate relationship between characters talking and the eavesdropping reader), characters (the virtues of creating fictional characters that are both splendidly flawed and sympathetic), and dramatic events (ways to create moments that produce an emotional and psychological impact). There are also chapters on crafting effective openings and memorable closings of stories and on the vital presence of sentiment in fiction versus the ruinous effect of sentimentality. By assuming the point of view of someone at the task, engaged with the work, inside the effort to bring an invented world to life,The Stuff of Fictionspeaks to writers of all ages in a pleasurable yet practical voice. Douglas Baueris the author of three novels,Dexterity,The Very Air, andThe Book of Famous Iowans, and one book of nonfiction,Prairie City, Iowa. He is also a core faculty member with the MFA Program at Bennington College and has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Massachusetts Artists Foundation grant, and two Harvard Danforth Excellence in Teaching Citations.
Pinch is a pack rat who does not want to give up the possessions that are cluttering his house, but when he finally is persuaded to sell them at a neighborhood tag sale, he discovers the beauty of recycling. Includes tips on "reducing, reusing, and recycling."
There's nothing they hate more than bad home dTcor, cheap vodka, and men who take off their shirts but shouldn't (especiallywhen those things happen all at once!). They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same, bitching about Prop 8 and lamenting the sad fact that Bradley Cooper is straight. A day without Bravo TV, disco music, frantic texting, and just the right designer clothes makes them want to off themselves. Well, it's not quite that extreme, but it's definitelyStuff that Makes a Gay Heart Weep. In this laugh-out-loud guide to the dislikes of millions, the author shows in 150 succinct entries that it's just not fair for Caucasians to have all the fun! You are invited to kick back, pour yourself a Ketel One on the rocks, and get lost in the bitchiest bitch-fest west of the West Village and this side of the Castro.
Fifteen-year-old Zack finds a home made CD with the word Famous written on it. Lonely and bored while suspended from school, he puts the CD on and loses himself in the music. Zack has sound-color synesthesia. He sees colors when he hears music, and the music on the Famous CD causes incredible patterns of color for him. Zach becomes obsessed with the girl on the CD and tries to find her. He tracks down the singer, Jolene, in a caf? where she works while she dreams of the big time. He convinces her to let him help her achieve her dreams, but soon discovers that in her quest for fame, Jolene has done a lot of damage. Stuff We All Get is a gentle critique of celebrity culture in North America.
White people love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the SundayNew York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). TheStuff White People Like 2010 Day-to-Day Calendarinvestigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with white people, all in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Whether explaining their obsession with snowboarding or why kitchen gadgets make them weak in the knees, this calendar has all the white stuff.
They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same. You know who they are: They're white people. And they're here and you're gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here's a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So kick back on your IKEA couch and lose yourself in the ultimate guide to the unbearable whiteness of being.
For more than thirty years, Hank Cardello was an executive and adviser to some of the largest food and beverage corporations in the world. For more than thirty years, he watched as corporate profits-and America's waistlines-ballooned: fattening consumers meant fattening profits. Now, in this fascinating and timely book, Cardello offers a behind-the-scenes look at the business of food, providing an insider's account of food company practices, failed government regulations, and misleading media coverage that have combined to place us in the middle of a national obesity epidemic. With insights culled from Cardello's time in the food industry, Stuffed explores how food companies have spent the last fifty years largely ignoring healthier fare in the name of their bottom lines while pushing consumers toward "convenience" food and supersize portions without considering the health consequences. From grocery aisles to restaurant booths to boardrooms, Cardello reveals the hidden forces that have long shaped your supermarket purchases and menu selections. He examines the black-and-white mind-set that has produced the carefully targeted marketing strategies that have maximized profits for the food industry and led to weight gain for you. But Cardello makes clear that the food companies should not take all the blame. They are merely a cog in a larger system that's broken, and here Cardello illustrates how the government and the media have only made it harder for Americans to make nutritious choices. Highlighting both bit players and high-profile voices of change, Cardello explains the fundamental risks to one-size-fits-all regulatory solutions and the bigger dangers posed by letting the food pundits confuse the health conversation. More than simply a chronicle of how we got here, Stuffed also puts forth a groundbreaking blueprint for the future of the food industry. In debunking the common myth that "healthier" has to mean higher costs and unpalatable tastes, Cardello provides novel but concrete steps that food companies can take to fatten their profits and slim down their customers. In addition, he stresses the realistic role that consumers must play in America's new health equation, explaining that unless they demand healthier food with their wallets, America will continue to tip the scales for years to come.
When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea. Can Ian stand up for what he believes in? Can you take on a corporate behemoth and win?
Completely updated and revised edition of one of the most widely-praised food books of recent years. It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India's wrecked paddy-fields and Africa's bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope--in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.
The Aldens try to find a rare and valuable stuffed bear that has disappeared from the toy hospital.
While dozens of recent books and articles have predicted the near-certainty of China's rise to global supremacy, this book boldly counters such widely-held assumptions. Timothy Beardson brings to light the daunting array of challenges that today confront China, as well as the inadequacy of the policy responses. Threats to China come on many fronts, Beardson shows, and by their number and sheer weight these problems will thwart any ambition to become the world's "Number One power." Drawing on extensive research and experience living and working in Asia over the last 35 years, the author spells out China's situation: an inexorable demographic future of a shrinking labor force, relentless aging, extreme gender disparity, and even a falling population. Also, the nation faces social instability, a devastated environment, a predominantly low-tech economy with inadequate innovation, the absence of an effective welfare safety net, an ossified governance structure, and radical Islam lurking at the borders. Beardson's nuanced, first-hand look at China acknowledges its historic achievements while tempering predictions of its imminent hegemony with a no-nonsense dose of reality.
* Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?* Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? * Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? * Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can't we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it?In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A humorous and honest collection of Buddhist wisdom from a Western beginner's perspective. Instead of promising a straight and clear path to enlightenment, author and teacher Geri Larkin shows us that even stumbling along that path can lead to self-discovery and awakening, especially if we prize the journey and not the destination. With candor, affection, and earthy wisdom, Larkin shares her experiences as a beginning and continuing Buddhist. This spirituality classic shows any seeker that it's possible to stumble, smile, and stay Zen through it all.
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