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

Getting Started: A Survival Guide to the First Few Weeks of your Course

Getting started: A survival guide to the first few weeks of your course

Countdown to Study…

8 weeks to go: successful results. Mood elation. Cannot wait to start my course. 7 weeks to go: mood still elation. Handed in my notice at work/returned from my holidays, it is all happening.

6 weeks to go: reading list arrives. It looks long and the books look expensive. Less elation, reality dawns.

5 weeks to go: still no timetable. Worried about what is going to happen during the first few weeks.

4 weeks to go: heard from one of the second-year students on the course. Bursary forms came through and accommodation confirmed. Super-elation.

3 weeks to go: still not started on ...

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