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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Mature Student's Handbook

ISBN 9780230210264
Publication Date May 2009
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

A practical guide allowing mature students to build on their strengths and overcome challenges. Includes worked examples, exercises and space for recording strategies and successes.  Covers areas such as lectures, seminars, reading and note-taking, presentations, writing, exams, time management, finance and careers. 

LUCINDA BECKER is Senior Lecturer at the University of Reading within Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of 14 Days to Exam Success and Presentation Skills for Students (with Joan van Emden).

Seminars, Study Workshops and Tutorials
Attending Lectures
Note taking and Reading Skills
Writing Essays
Writing Reports
Writing a Dissertation
Exams and Revisions
Personal Development
Organising your Time
Sorting Out Your Money
Help and Support
Embracing Change
Last Thoughts.


The book is well-organized, clear and relevant; laid out as a mix of text and more 'interactive' sections where students can record their achievements towards the completion of a particular task/development of a new skill.' - Jenni Grundy, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
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