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You'll find strategies here to help you improve the way you study and get what you want out of your time as a student.

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The Study Skills Handbook
4th edition
by Stella Cottrell

The Study Skills Handbook

If you are serious about succeeding on your course, The Study Skills Handbook is your essential companion. Based on over 20 years' experience of working with students, 3/4 million copy bestselling author Stella Cottrell helps you develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want.

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Student Brain Food

Lauren Lucien

Drawing on the author's own experience as a student, this student cookbook shows how good nutrition and eating well help to boost...mor

The Palgrave Student Planner 2013-14

Stella Cottrell

This best-selling planner is the complete self-management tool for students. It contains everything students need to organise...more

Cite Them Right

Richard Pears and Graham Shields

This book is renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing available. Tutors rely on the advice to...more

How to Write Better Essays

Bryan Greetham

The third edition of this bestselling guide carefully tackles each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to...more


Stella Cottrell

You2Uni is the ideal book for young people thinking about going to university, and for teachers and careers advisors who want to...more

Critical Thinking Skills

Stella Cottrell

The new edition of this leading guide helps students todevelop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis...more

The Student Phrase Book

Jeanne Godfrey

This guide will help students gain the knowledge and confidence to use appropriate words and phrases in an academic context,...more

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays

Jeanne Godfrey

Takes the undergraduate student through the process of effectively using their reading in essays, from how to quote, paraphrase...more