This practical self-help guide for students facing the often daunting experience of going to university aims to help them meet the challenges of new subjects, reading lists, large classes and methods of teaching and assessment unlike those at school.
Going to university
developing a learning habit
managing your study time
taking notes from lectures and small groups
improving your reading skills
improving your concentration skills
understanding and remembering
planning and writing essays, papers and research projects
doing your best in examinations.
"This well written, easy to follow and highly motivating book details techniques and an overall approach to study which would benefit all students... I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to fulfil their academic potential."
Loreta Jennings Career & Appointments Officer NUI, Maynooth Institute of Guidance Counsellors Journal, Vol 22
"This book is strongest when dealing with the culture shock of the first few months at university. Moran is also particularly good when advising on how to get the best out of lectures, even bad ones... it's a fascinating sometimes scary insight into the mentality of organised students."
Roddy O'Sullivan Irish Times Sept. 1997
"How many students go to college without the remotest idea of what they are supposed to be doing or how they are to achieve this degree which is supposed to lead them to a career? They should buy this eminently practical guide and read it before they open another book."
Irish Independent Sept. 1997
"the book delineates meta-learning skills using sound psychological techniques. It provides the reader with the materials to learn how to learn and stresses the importance of understanding through learning."
The Irish Psychologist June 1998