'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London
The book is very approachable, has some great information, and students seem to enjoy it at first glance. I had several students tell me that they had read and written in the book almost immediately upon receiving it. Even before the assigned readings were due.
I did not like the style of writing in this book. I also felt it made assumptions regarding the readers abilities i.e. it was pitched at too high a level. It was a short read - maybe too short? Not sure at what level the book is aimed and I think it suffers because of this.
nice easy to read book that may encourage students to think further...
Seems to be pretty good, the author has clearly stated all the information related to Research & study skills. Most of the students are very much concerned about research skills and this will give a better understanding to them.
Good comprehensive coverage of tools and the necessary skills required to achieve success.
Useful book to provide an overview of research and study skills in psychology using real examples from the field. It is good to introduce the students to a wide range of research. Especially the report writing section something the students often have difficulty with.
Book is too basic for 3rd year students. Have however recommended it to colleague who coordinates tutorials for 1st year students.
This is an excellent book to recommend to university students studying psychology as it is written by a lecturer in the field and from the point of view of someone who struggled with study skills as an undergraduate.
It is clearly laid out and covers points relevant to psychology students, but in a language that other students could understand as well. Some good examples of sample essays are provided, which is what the students ask for most often. Other relevant areas covered include improving writing, critical thinking and exam preparation.
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