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‘Study Skills for Chinese Students really helps me to understand how to study successfully in the UK. I really like the personal stories of some of the students, and Xiangping’s tips in Chinese are really helpful and give me confidence.’
‘This book is very easy to read and understand. The tips in Chinese help me make sense of English texts. I also find the examples are very useful to demonstrate ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of writing. I wish I had this book when I first started studying in the UK. I would strongly recommend all Chinese students studying in the UK to get hold of the book and I am sure it will make a big positive difference to their academic studies and success!’
‘I really like the clear and detailed explanations of the UK academic ideas and assessments. There are lots of good examples on how to structure answers and how to write and reference academically to avoid plagiarism.’
This is a really useful and comprehensive guide for Chinese students about the essential academic skills needed for successful study in higher education in the UK. It covers all skill areas as well as general information for Chinese students new to the UK academic environment. It includes helpful examples; short reflective tasks; self tests ; personal guidance from one of the authors and sections on study tips written in Chinese to aid students’ understanding. It is a book that is perfectly designed for students to dip into or work systematically through.
[The book] is a well-designed short course for students to dip into – through the use of the detailed contents pages and useful index – or work systematically through. Importantly, it highlights where there may be differences in academic cultural practice between the students’ previous experience and what they may find in UK HE. The book includes a great deal of useful information and can be recommended for Chinese students studying – or preparing to study – in the UK at all levels.
This really is excellent in dealing with cultural differences faced by Chines students
This is an excellent book for Chinese learners who are preparing to or have just started studying in the UK. The book goes over issues Chinese learners may face not just in higher education but also with settling into the country and adapting to UK culture. In addition, some points in the book are written in Chinese and clearly elaborate, from a Chinese perspective, on issues new Chinese learners may have and solutions in dealing with those potential problems, as well as giving words of encouragement.
Used by a student of mine to assist her learning and understanding of study within the UK. She found the book an excellent resource.
Could be useful for Chinese students, although many of the insights apply to any student studying outside their home country
I will be recommending this to my Chinese students, as many of them, even second year undergraduates, seem to lack a basic understanding of what they are required to do and how to engage with the UK university system. Lots of useful information in this book.
Recommended reading for Chinese students negotiating the transition to UK HE. Good reflective activities and useful glossaries of key words and concepts.
I have strongly recommended this to the non-UK students not just the Chinese students - they are approximately 60% of this module cohort.
I am recommending this to all my Chinese students, who perform pretty well but rarely engage with non-Chinese in group work, or contribute much in class.
This is essential reading not only for Chinese students studying in the UK but also for lecturers like me who teach a large number of Chinese students. Going through this book as a lecturer enables me to appreciate the challenges Chinese students face in their studies. This increased awareness on my part will inform my teaching strategies with respect to Chinese students
Novel, rich source of information. Importantly, very useful for UK academics and admission staff
A well written study aid for Chinese students.
A good study guide book for Chinese students but very specific to UK.
This book has a lot of tips useful to Chinese as well as those students who are new to the UK education system. Having read through the pages, I feel that the majority of the book contents will be also well applicable to other Asian students who share with the more or less same tradition.
A good book for incoming Chinese students, in order for them to catch up with studying in Sweden. Eamples from UK are flexible enough to be used in Sweden.
Valuable book for Chinese Students
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