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Study Skills for Chinese Students

Study Skills for Chinese Students

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November 2014 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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.' - Julie Watson, Principal Teaching Fellow in e-Learning and Head of eLanguages, University of Southampton

Leaving China to study in the UK for the first time can be a daunting experience.  You will be entering a new country and education system with its own culture, customs and values, some of which will be totally different from those back home.  You will need to acquaint yourself with these differences to achieve your goals while studying in the UK and make the most of your stay.  You may be finding it difficult to find this information, you may even be feeling anxious about the move or struggling to fit into your new environment. 

Help is at hand!

This easy-to-read book is designed to be your companion throughout your university studies in the UK, providing practical information and skills and strategies for success. This guide:

  • Introduces you to many life skills needed to support your studies in the UK, such as food, socialising and local amenities
  • Contains information regarding UK assessment, lectures, seminars, campus life and support available from faculty
  • Covers language and comprehension skills to help you communicate in your work and in the classroom with peers
  • Explains the main differences between Eastern and Western thinking and culture
  • Includes research skills and strategies for dissertations, essays and exams.

Other useful features:

  • Xiangping has included study tips in Chinese to help you fully understand each chapter
  • Key words in each chapter are also provided in Chinese, alongside a test on the topic
  • Hear from other Chinese students about their own experiences studying in the UK.

This essential guide will help you to flourish in your UK studies and enjoy yourself along the way!

Student Success is a series of essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to boosting your employability and managing your wellbeing, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. 

Chapter 1: Introduction: Living and Studying in the UK
Chapter 2: Developing Your Academic English Skills
Chapter 3: Developing Your Academic Study Skills
Chapter 4: Assignments, Assessment and Feedback
Chapter 5: Research and Dissertations


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Recommended reading for Chinese students negotiating the transition to UK HE. Good reflective activities and useful glossaries of key words and concepts.

Dr Kate Daniels
Language Centre, Cambridge University
November 5, 2015

I have strongly recommended this to the non-UK students not just the Chinese students - they are approximately 60% of this module cohort.

Ms Laura Dean
Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University
February 25, 2015

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.

Mr Kenneth Anthony Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 2, 2015

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

Dr Adebayo Oladapo
Grenfell_Baines School of Architecture, Construction & Environment, University of Central Lancashire
February 3, 2015

Novel, rich source of information. Importantly, very useful for UK academics and admission staff

Dr Ian Greenwood
Leeds University Business School, Leeds University
January 13, 2015

A well written study aid for Chinese students.

Mr Michael Parsons
Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales
January 6, 2015

A good study guide book for Chinese students but very specific to UK.

Mr Hugh Clack
International Business and Culture, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
December 18, 2014

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.

Professor Dong-Wook Song
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University
December 9, 2014

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.

Dr Catherine Lions
Umea School of Business and Economics, Umea University
December 4, 2014

Valuable book for Chinese Students

Mr Martin Sposato
Department of Human Resource Managemen, Middlesex University
December 1, 2014

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