Study Skills for Health Students and Social Care Students helps students and practitioners to build confidence through developing the key skills required for both academic study and clinical practice.

Claire Craig introduces all the skills necessary to bridge the gap between study and practice, with a strong focus on the contextualization of skills and their transferability to the clinical setting. Fundamental skills and principles for researching, processing information, and for communicating and expressing findings are all covered.

It includes practical advice on:

organizing student learning; accessing support; recording ideas and information; expressing ideas verbally; expressing ideas in writing; working with others

Presenting yourself Well

Presenting yourself well

At a Glance

This chapter is for you if

  • You have difficulty communicating ideas to large groups
  • You find that during verbal presentations you lose your train of thought and tend to ramble
  • You have the urge to purge before you speak
  • You feel that your audience immediately turns off the second you open your mouth
  • You sport a ‘bunny in the headlights’ look when facing a group

The previous chapter briefly described how presentation skills are sometimes used as a means to assess your ability to articulate your understanding of a subject area. The emphasis placed on this form of assessment is not surprising given that your ability to communicate information verbally with the wider team will have a direct bearing on the quality and coherence ...

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