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  • Independent and Lifelong Learning

Book Display Period: 2 May 2016 - 30 June 2016

English Resources

Success in academic writing

This guide to independent learning will not only help you understand what kind of learner you are, but also enable you to devise the most effective strategies for the analysis, memorization and evaluation of study materials based on different learning styles.

Highlights include a section on how to organize yourself for maximum efficiency (pp.19-36) and how to make the most of the learning resources around you (pp.113-131).

A sequence for academic writing, 4th ed

Learning does not stop when school ends. For successful people, it never stops. This book will show you how learning can be sustained throughout life, with the right skills and strategies.

Highlights include sections on building your learning confidence (pp.63-80), discovering your personal learning profile (pp.81-108) and on how to design the best learning environment for you (pp.169-188).

Getting it across: A guide to effective academic writing

New technologies offer endless learning opportunities, and this book will enable you to make the most of them. More specifically, it focuses on the use of mobile devices, virtual learning environments, the internet and social media to enhance your academic learning in higher education.

Highlights include sections on managing online information (chapter 3), the pros and cons of wikis and Wikipedia (chapter 6), as well as case studies on how students can combine technologies in their daily academic lives (chapter 9).

Presentation skills: The essential guide for students

This book focuses on the workings of the brain and how to apply them to learning, remembering and mastering new skills. With unexpected insights, the author examines common and less common learning techniques and habits, explaining which ones work best and why. As the titles suggests, you may well be surprised by what you can learn here.

Highlights include sections on the power of self-testing (pp.80-106) and the essential role of sleep (pp.195-212), as well as eleven essential questions with answers summing up the key learnings of the book (pp.223-228).

Presentation skills: The essential guide for students

This book tells the amazing story of the author’s transformation into a master of memory, from scientific journalist to competitor in the USA Memory Championship. Along the way, he explores the secrets of ancient masters, meets extraordinary people and reveals the most effective techniques to remember anything.

Highlights include chapters on the “memory palace” technique (pp.89-106) and how to memorize a poem (pp.107-136), as well as the fact that most of the techniques described in the book can be learned by anyone.

Chinese Resources


全書分為九部分,作者以「辯論」思考法為切入點,說明如何通過自學應對未來挑戰。當中導論(頁31 - 50)回應終身學習的必要性,所涉事例雖以日本為背景,惟放諸今日香港之環境,依然具有參考價值。而第六章(頁203 - 224)則專論搜集資料與引證方法,作者特別指出大學生須揚棄但求應付考試的思考模式,尤富啟發意義。全書結構嚴謹,讀者閱後當能對終身學習的意義有更實質的了解。

從字句到結構 : 學術論文寫作指引

本書共分八章,作者從學習的定義出發,逐步講述影響自學效能的各種因素。其中第二章(頁39 - 54)主要說明如何激發學習動機,指出求知欲既源於自覺的需求,亦有外在環境的影響,應通過具體行動使其實現。第四章(頁81 - 102)則圍繞解決問題作探論,指出界定與處理問題的有效方法,為自我學習提供萬用的解難良方。全書另附圖表及小提醒欄目,讀者如多作參考,當能提高自學技巧。


全書共分六部分,作者以成人學習為重點,結合自身精神科醫生的專業背景,探論資訊科技時代的學習特徵與技巧。例如第二章(頁61 - 108)介紹增加知識、豐富推論與提高後設認知等技巧,務求幫助讀者從牢記知識逐步遷移至用知識來推論,以至學懂檢視自我認知模式的高階學習階段。書中其他章節另談及時間安排、進度管理、資料整理等問題,讀者如能細讀,當能提高自學效率。


全書分為九部分,作者以幫助讀者減少學習困難為目標,從學習管理、編製筆記及記憶方式等角度,介紹終身學習的實用技巧。其中第七章(頁133 - 158)介紹SQ3R、Super 6R及OK4R等讀書法,讀者可按照自身需要,選擇合適方法,以期更深入地理解書本內容。而第八章(頁159 - 180)則在說明增強記憶的原理後,列舉分類法、形象法、串連法等方法,務求協助讀者增強記憶力。







  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

    Mark Twain

  • “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

    Mortimer Adler

  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

    Vernon Howard

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

    John Wooden

  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

    Abigail Adams

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    Henry Ford