Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.
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Written by experienced SAGE study skills and research methods authors Super Quick Skills deliver tried and tested advice.
Phillip C. Shon is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has developed a unique system to help students become more effective writers. He is author of The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing and How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences.
Gary Thomas is a Professor of Education at the University of Birmingham, focusing on research methodology and research degree supervision. He is author of bestselling textbooks How to Do Your Research Project and How to Do Your Case Study.
Clare Wilson lectures in Applied Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and directs the Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing Research Group at Portsmouth. She investigates the self-management of mental health which includes exploring techniques such as mindfulness.
Mal Leicester is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham and has been an internal and External Examiner marking assignments and supervising dissertations.
Helen Coleman is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social & Life Sciences at Glyndwr University. She has an extensive background teaching study skills across many subjects and provides study skills training for colleagues and students.
Thomas Lancaster is a leading expert on plagiarism and academic integrity and has run study skills workshops across universities in the UK. He currently teaches Computer Science at Imperial College London.
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