Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree : the studySMART guide to learning at university
By: Boyd, Victoria.
Contributor(s): McKendry, Stephanie.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (200 p.).ISBN: 9781317902669.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree : the studySMART guide to learning at universityOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Publisher's acknowledgements; 1 Taking the obs; Introduction; The role of confidence and your past experiences; Activity 1.1; Activity 1.2; Confidence, effort and ability - two points of view; Evaluating your current skills; Activity 1.3; Activity 1.4; Translating university language; A quick phrasebook; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 2 Learning to learn: life as a student nurse; Introduction; The student nurse experience; Success at university - becoming an independent learner
What skills do you need for university?Activity 2.1; Myths and misunderstandings about university; Your life as a student - are you ready?; Activity 2.2; Activity 2.3; Activity 2.4; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 3 Getting ready for classes; Introduction; Classes at university; Lectures; Activity 3.1; Note-taking; Activity 3.2; Tutorials and seminars; Placement learning; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 4 Getting ready to find resources; Introduction; Why do I need to find resources?
Types of resourcesHow do I know I'm reading the right stuff?; Activity 4.1; Activity 4.2; Why take notes?; Your own strategy for reading and note-taking; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 5 Getting ready for academic writing; Introduction; Academic writing conventions; Activity 5.1; Features of academic writing; Activity 5.2; Evidence and referencing; Activity 5.3; The Goldilocks approach to vocabulary and tone; Activity 5.4; Common mistakes in academic writing; Why do I have to spend so much time developing my writing?; Activity 5.5
What to take from this chapterReflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 6 Getting ready for the essay writing process; Introduction; The essay writing process; Activity 6.1; Stage one: analyse the question; Stage two: get content and plan; Stage three: put it together; Activity 6.2; Stage four: edit; Activity 6.3; Common mistakes in essay writing; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 7 Getting ready for exams; Introduction; Examining exams; Revision techniques; Activity 7.1; The revision process; Activity 7.2; Exam strategies
Coping with nervesResits; Handling feedback; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; 8 Getting ready for other assessments; Introduction; Reflective assessments; Activity 8.1; Activity 8.2; Presentations; Group work; Activity 8.3; What to take from this chapter; Reflective questions; Further support; Feedback; Index
More and more people are considering a career in nursing or healthcare, but the thought of undertaking an academic degree at university can be intimidating. Whether you are moving straight from school or college or have been away from education for some time, Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree is essential preparation for anyone considering becoming or about to become a nursing student. It looks at all aspects of university work in a straightforward way and provides advice, examples and activities designed to help you get the most out of classes, research and assessments, from your first le
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