Being smart helps. Working hard helps more. But working effectively helps most of all.
There's a great deal that research can now tell us about how to study effectively. For 20 years, I've been reporting on research into memory and learning, and explaining how these findings can be translated into practical advice. In earlier books, I have presented a lot of detail on strategies in specific areas: note-taking, mnemonics, practice and revision. In this guide, I attempt to provide an overview of how to approach your learning, and the strategies you should consider using.
The book covers:
preparing for learning
approaching a text
navigating non-linear environments
dealing with lectures
building expertise in skills
how specific subjects differ in their needs & demands
The book can be used as an adjunct and quick reference for those who have the more in-depth workbooks, or as a simplified guide for those who want the bottom-line without the detail.
This is not a book for students who want a magic bullet, who want a five-minute 'answer' to effortless study! But students who want to know that their time and effort are being used wisely, that their diligence will be rewarded with better marks and more long-lasting learning, this guide may be the answer they've long been looking for.
A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm and a man who comes across two angry forces in the middle of a forest, this chilling collection of stories will have readers jumping at bumps in the night.
Much-loved author Joan Aiken is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books. This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.
Book Band: Dark Blue
Ideal for ages 9+
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins: Conversation Starters
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a spinoff and a prequel to Suzanne Collins' well-known trilogy, The Hunger Games. It talks about Coriolanus Snow, who is known as the president of Panem and the main antagonist in The Hunger Games trilogy. In this book, an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow has been chosen to be a mentor to the tributes for the upcoming 10th Hunger Games. Mentoring a winning tribute is his goal to secure a scholarship to the University because his family has lost their wealth during the Dark Days. However, it seems that the odds were not in his favor as he was assigned to mentor a female tribute from District 12, which is considered as the lowest of the low.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Download your copy now on sale
Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
Creativity isn't born, it's cultivated
What exactly is creativity? Indeed, there are a number of ways you can define the word “creativity”. However, the most modest way to define this mysterious element that is shared by all people is the fact that creativity is the ability of the person’s mind to acquire facts, materials, and/or ideas and distinguish them in a distinctive manner or way. It is...
Keep these things in mind when a family member or friend has borderline disorder.
Having talked to and interacted with many people who have borderline personality disorder, I could not leave the knowledge I gained to myself. So I wrote this book to help those who know little about the condition and know even less about how to handle the situation. In this book you'll learn:
What to do when a borderliner lashes out against you.
More about borderline disorder and how to deal with those who have it.
Tips and tricks to keep your emotions under control and stay calm.
Some of the most common pitfalls, based on experience.
Algernon Blackwood was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and short story writer, and among the most prolific ghost story writers in the history of the genre. The literary critic S. T. Joshi stated, "His work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's."
The Algernon Blackwood Collection features:
Jimbo: A Fantasy
The Human Chord
A Prisoner In Fairyland
The Extra Day
Julius Levallon: An Episode
The Bright Messenger
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
The Promise Of Air
The Garden Of Survival
The Man Whom The Trees Loved
The Insanity Of Jones
The Man Who Found Out
The Glamour Of The Snow
Three John Silence Stories
Three More John Silence Stories
The Empty House
A Haunted Island
A Case Of Eavesdropping
Keeping His Promise
With Intent To Steal
The Wood Of The Dead
Smith: An Episode In A Lodging-House
A Suspicious Gift
The Strange Adventures Of A Private Secretary In New York
Skeleton Lake: An Episode In Camp
The Touch Of Pan
The Wings Of Horus
A Desert Episode
The Other Wing
The Occupant Of The Room
An Egyptian Hornet
H. S. H.
A Bit Of Wood
The Wolves Of God
The Tarn Of Sacrifice
The Valley Of The Beasts
The Man Who Found Out
The Empty Sleeve
The Lane That Ran East And West
“Vengeance Is Mine”
24symbols is a digital reading subscription service. In exchange for a small monthly fee you can download and enjoy reading from our complete catalogue of ebooks on any device (mobile, tablet, e-reader with web navigator or PC). Our catalogue includes more than 500,000 books in several languages. This subscription can be terminated at any time in the section "Subscription".