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Study skills. 1 [e-book]

This book helps you orient yourselves in studying at university and acquire necessary study skills. Starting with getting to know your own learning style and setting goals, it moves forward to suggest how you can improve your memory, as well as your reading and listening strategies. It also guides you how to use references and library resources more effectively.
Highlights include “Setting goals” (Ch. 9), “Reference: The thesaurus” (Ch. 40), “Reference: The bibliography” (Ch. 45), and “The vocabulary of essay tests” (Ch. 82).

Study skills strategies: Accelerate your learning

Lowering your anxiety and boosting your confidence at the start of your study will enable you to learn more effectively. This book provides you with useful tips on important areas such as time management and exam preparations, and shows you how to make notes and read critically.
Highlights include “Time control” (Part 2), “Notetaking techniques” (Part 3), and “Critical reading skills” (Part 4).

Anthem guide to essay writing

From generating ideas and structuring the essay to revising the essay and citing sources, this book guides you through your writing process in a step-by-step manner. It also enhances your writing style by showing you how to write with eloquence, concision and clarity. It finishes off by offering some sample essays for your reference.
Highlights include “Structuring the essay” (Ch. 4), “Revising” (Ch. 6), “Documenting sources” (Ch. 7), and “Developing style” (Ch. 8).

How to write persuasively today

Concise and accessible, this book offers practical information for university students at all levels and illustrates why and how to write persuasively. Examples of issues and challenges, such as plagiarism and redundancy, are discussed, followed by suggested solutions one can use right away.
Highlights include “What am I writing?” (Ch. 1), “Issues and challenges” (Ch. 2), and “Problems and Solutions” (Ch. 3).

Chinese Resources



從字句到結構 : 學術論文寫作指引

本書共分六章,對題目構思、結構安排及遣詞用字等問題,皆有仔細說明。其中第四章(頁58 - 119)主要講述學術論文的寫作技巧及方法,對「摘要」、「緒論」、「文獻探討」、「引用」及「結論」等部分,說明尤為詳盡。而第五章和第六章(頁122 - 162及頁164 - 201),提出用詞、造句、分段及分章的須知與常見問題,解說亦見深入。書中另附有大量實例與習題,讀者如多作參考,當能提高寫作論文的能力。


本書共分六章,作者的討論對象雖為政治學學術論文,但不少意見仍具普遍意義。其中第一章對論文題目與類型,如題目之來源、選題之原則,以及論文之類別等均有說明(頁3 - 8),適合任何從事學術寫作的人作參考。而第五章則分別介紹規範性論文與經驗性論文之研究設計、體裁與格式及研究結果解釋等問題(頁109 - 157), 扼要地呈現撰作論文的歷程。讀者如能按自身所需作調適,自能掌握學術寫作的要領。

如何學習最有效 : 改變一生的7個學習技巧

本書共分十一章,作者從學習的藝術出發,講述提高學習動機與效率的技巧。其中第二章(頁95 - 165)主要說明記憶的技巧,介紹加強記憶的三種效果、提高記憶力的兩種技巧以及激發記憶的不同方法。第六章(頁203 - 234)則圍繞高效學習作探論,指出綜合運用探察、提問、通讀、背誦及複習等五項原則,並配合適當的筆記方式,能有效改善學習表現。全書另附計劃表,以備讀者自行制訂學習計劃。







  • “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