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Study Your Way to Your Perfect Career
How to Become a Successful Student, Fast, and Then Make it Count

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September 2019 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

New to university and not sure what you should be doing, or when? This book shows you how to make university work for you.

Taking into account academic, personal, and practical experiences, it helps you make the most of all the opportunities your course has to offer:

  • Offers savvy insider hints to help you prepare yourself for university ‘firsts’, like tutorials, lectures, group projects and dissertations
  • Encourages you to think about how your achievements and experiences help you curate the skills and qualities future employers want to see
  • Demonstrates how making the right choices at university can be a springboard into professional and personal development.

With a confidence-building tone, helpful tips and a host of relatable examples, this book doesn't just help you get started at university - it helps you make it count. 


The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Getting Started
 
Chapter 1: Your first week
 
Chapter 2: Your first course/module choices
 
Chapter 3: Getting involved in university life
 
Chapter 4: Your first personal tutorial
 
Chapter 5: Your first lectures
 
Chapter 6: Your first seminars
 
Chapter 7: Extending your reach
 
Chapter 8: What graduate attributes have you now acquired?
 
Part II: Effective studying
 
Chapter 9: Reading lists
 
Chapter 10: Your first sets of notes
 
Chapter 11: Your first presentation
 
Chapter 12: Study groups
 
Chapter 13: Your first doubts
 
Chapter 14: Managing your time
 
Chapter 15: Shaping your professional development
 
Part III: Successful assessment
 
Chapter 16: Your first assessed essay/report
 
Chapter 17: Your first marks/grades
 
Chapter 18: Your first marking tutorial
 
Chapter 19: Your first research project
 
Chapter 20: Group projects
 
Chapter 21: Your first placement
 
Chapter 22: Your first exams
 
Part IV: Making it count
 
Chapter 23: If you have not chosen a career by your final term
 
Chapter 24: If you have chosen a career by your final term
 
Chapter 25: Things to do before you graduate
 
Chapter 26: Graduation day

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A comprehensive ‘how to’ for students transitioning to university. Clear and easy to follow, with wonderful insider tips and reminders about the importance of career planning and a holistic approach to study and preparation for professional life.  

Jessica Vanderlelie
Pro Vice Chancellor Student Success, La Trobe University

Becker has thought of everything! This is a superbly comprehensive book supporting students in every step of their university journey and beyond; from overcoming the anxiety of those first days to ensuring good academic performance, developing that into a rewarding career.

Emma Thompson
Learn with US Transition Leader, University of Southampton

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