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Study Skills


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Chapter 1: All about you Your amazing brain Learn how you learn Get the best from your memory Chapter 2: Are you ready? Getting motivated Your back-up team Getting organised Chapter 3: Active learning Brain warm-ups Key words Making notes Chapter 4: Amazing revision techniques Learning maps Box and bubble flow charts Index cards Numbered pegs Memory tricks Chapter 5: Advice about exams Know what to expect Understand the instructions Smart reading Write good answers Make the most of feedback

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Study Skills book is packed with practical tips and advice to help pupils understand their learning style, ensuring they can learn and revise effectively.

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Elizabeth Holtom graduated from London University with a Combined Honours Degree in French and German and then gained a postgraduate Certificate of Education from Cambridge University. She began her career teaching French to A level at James Allen's Girls School in London, where she became joint Head of Sixth Form. After a career break to raise her family, she resumed teaching French. When she discovered that one of her sons was dyslexic, she decided to study for the RSA Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. Since 1994 she has taught pupils with special needs at all levels. She has held the position of Learning Support Coordinator at Cranleigh Preparatory School in Surrey and is now their Study Skills Coordinator. She runs study skills courses for students preparing for Common Entrance and continues to teach pupils with specific learning difficulties.


"I shall be recommending this book to anxious parents who I know will find it invaluable." Bernadette McLean, Principal, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre "Full of very useful information without being too heavy... a very accessible and enjoyable approach which would encourage children to learn." Home Education Advisory Service Bulletin "...this book should be used by every student who wants to make learning easier and read by every teacher and parent who wants to help their children succeed." Dr Lindy Bates, Head of Learning Support, Marlbourgh House School "Elizabeth has created a wealth of snappy practical advice to help students become better learners - and more motivated. The skills they'll learn will last them a lifetime." Colin Rose, Accelerated Learning

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