Study Skills: Free Sample Chapters

Basic study skills come in handy no matter what you are studying. Below are a selection of SAGE Study Skills titles we think are must-haves! Click the title to read more about the book, or click to read a FREE sample chapter.

How can you make the most of your study time?

Click here to read a sample chapter: Get organised for independent study



Essential Study Skills
The Complete Guide to Success at University
Third Edition


Starting university? Make this your handy guide to get you through. Packed with useful advice and study tips it shows step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best use of your time in Uni.

Is poor writing and grammar bringing your grades down?

Click here to read a sample chapter: Basic Conventions of Academic Writing


Academic Writing and Grammar for Students
Alex Osmond



Ensure the assignments and reports you submit are academically sound, well written and grammatically correct with this study resource.

Confused about research topics?

Click here to read a sample chapter: Help! How do I find a research topic?


Doing Your Master’s Dissertation
From Start to Finish
Inger Furseth and Euris Larry Everett



Just starting on your Master’s? Why not prepare yourself in advance for that all important dissertation at the end with this indispensable guide to writing a Master’s dissertation.


Looking for ways to build on your critical reading and writing skills?

Click here to read a sample chapter: What it means to be critical



Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates
Second Edition
Mike Wallace and Alison Wray


A must-have resource for postgrads and early career academics to develop critical reading and writing techniques.

Taking your first step in to dissertation land?



Your Undergraduate Dissertation
The Essential Guide for Success
Second Edition
Nicholas Walliman


Full of examples from real student projects and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book has all you need to know to start and finish that first dissertation with confidence.

Wondering what makes a good literature review?

Click here to read examples of some literature reviews



The Literature Review
A Step-by-Step Guide for Students
Second Edition


Step-by-step advice on how to carry out a literature search and review with great strategies and tips on systematic searching, note taking and writing up.

Stressed about the writing process?

Click here to read a sample chapter: Managing your writing environment


Writing for Academic Success
Second Edition
Gail Craswell and Megan Poore


If you seek to manage your writing effectively, reduce stress, and improve your confidence and efficiency, this book is for you.

Think you’ve taken on too much?

Click here to read a sample chapter: Managing your workload



Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia
Second Edition
Sandra Hargreaves


Particularly for students with dyslexia, this book will provide you advice on topics such as note-taking, reading strategies and exam techniques.


Author: Andy Field

Pub Date: February 2013

Pages: 952

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