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Our study skills books will help children improve their learning skills and make a success in their exams and studies.

  • Help Your Kids With SATS

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: HYST
    Paperback
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
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  • The Magic of Maths

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYVBM
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019, children can: discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator perform amazing card tricks read minds - using the power of maths! Illustrated by Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • The Secrets of Sums

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYWOL
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: tackle the terrible times table master diabolical division conquer fractions - and much more! Illustrated by Daniel Postgate and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • How to Write: Successful Essays, Dissertations, and Exams

    Chris Mounsey

    Product Code: AHNAI
    Paperback 15 years +
    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
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  • The Return to Study Handbook

    Chloe Burroughs

    Product Code: BZLFJ
    Paperback
    Have you learned how to learn? Written especially for professional or distance learners, part-time or mature students, and formal CPD qualification candidates, The Return to Study Handbook will teach you how to study effectively, ace your ongoing education, and get the grades you need to advance in your career. Whether you need to balance your learning with full or part-time work, or overcome the 'mindset gremlins' stemming from a negative school experience, this book will empower you to effectively manage your own learning and provide you with the full range of mental and practical skills you need to succeed. Packed with practical tools, tips, exercises, case studies and strategies, plus the author's own inspirational story, The Return to Study Handbook not only covers the study skills necessary for any student to be successful - such as effective note-taking; exam technique; and essay writing - but it specifically addresses relevant topics for non-traditional students. With advice on recommended technology aids; handling procrastination and distractions; dealing with overwhelm and avoiding burnout; managing distance learning; and overcoming the mental and emotional barriers of past experiences, this book will guide you through everything you need to achieve the grades and career you want.
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  • All Shapes and Sizes

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYVHF
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: All Shapes and Sizes is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why shapes are super and measurements are magic! With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn all about tricky triangles cut through the cake crisis suss out spangled angles - and much more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • The Brain-Bending Basics

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYVHD
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller coaster overview into the utterly nutty world of maths. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn to become mathematical masters discover all about the impossible race find out how numbers can have superpowers - and more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve, Trevor Dunton and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskittfans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520 with Online Test

    Brian W. Stewart, M.Ed.

    Product Code: BYIPB
    Paperback
    Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520 is the essential guide specifically designed for students aiming for a perfect PSAT score of 1520 as well as a National Merit Scholarship. It includes: Hundreds of practice exercises that represent the most difficult passages and questions found on the actual test A full-length PSAT practice test Comprehensive review of the most difficult concepts on the test Tips and strategies for ultimate success Numerous drills tailored especially for advanced students, and more This guide is an excellent supplement to Barron's PSAT/NMSQT, an in-depth review book for all test-takers. Give motivated students the tools they need to reach for their highest potential with Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online PSAT/NMSQT 1520 test with all questions answered and explained.
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  • The Study Book

    Jonathan Hancock

    Product Code: BXZAG
    Paperback
    Everyone wants to do well in their studies and now there's a book to support you. THE STUDY BOOK is a practical guide to developing the academic skills you need. Learn how to think, research, debate, write about, and apply information - and do things that will directly impact on your academic success from the moment you start. THE STUDY BOOK reinvents study skills, empowering you to understand the key academic skills you need, whatever your course, while at the same time helping you put those skills into practice within your course. It guides you through activities and processes to help you examine your learning abilities and experiences so far, to understand your particular preferences and styles, your natural advantages as well as any specific weaknesses, and then guides you to build an effective personal approach to studying. It will help you fulfil the key success criteria to do well in your course, like completing high quality assignments, and showing off your full understanding in exams. Along the way you'll find emergency tips to inject into realistic situations like when struggling with the dynamics in a group-working situation, lost in planning a complex assignment, or getting stressed in the days before an exam. It contains specific reminders about academic conventions, definitions of terminology, useful checklists to support tasks, and simplified processes to keep you on track. There are insights from other students, example scenarios, and short case-studies, all designed to root the advice in real academic context, and keep you focused on what you need to do to keep improving.
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  • Barron's ASVAB Flashcards

    Terry L. Duran

    Product Code: BXLQT
    Other
    The latest edition of Barron's ASVAB Flash Cards feature more than 400 cards to help you review all nine ASVAB subtests, including word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, general science, electronics, shop and automotive information, mechanical comprehension, mathematics knowledge, and "mentally" assembling rotated objects. With questions on the front and answers on the back, cards are useful for quick review and for self-study. Cards measure 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" and include a corner punch hole for the enclosed metal key-ring-style card holder, so you can arrange the cards in any way that suits your study needs. These flash cards can be used on their own or with Barron's ASVAB test preparation book. Young men and women who enter any branch of the United States Armed Forces (as well as current service members who want to raise their scores) must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which determines their qualifications for overall military service and aptitude for specialized training.
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  • GRE For Dummies with Online Practice

    Ron Woldoff

    Product Code: BXLIT
    Paperback
    Take the guesswork out of the GRE The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. GRE For Dummies with Online Practice provides updated resources and preparation strategies to help you score your very best on exam day. So, grab a pen, paper, or your electronic device and get started now! Use trusted strategies to score your highest on the exam Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the GRE Prepare for the big day by answering sample questions and taking practice exams Get one-year access to six practice tests online It's never been easier or more efficient to prep for the GRE!
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  • Stuff Students Should Know

    Dan Marshall

    Product Code: BXIXD
    Paperback
    Can you make a healthy meal? Do you know how to proofread an essay? Are you able to plan a weekly budget? If the answer to any of the above is no, then don't worry - you're like the millions of other students worldwide! Luckily this book is here to give you a crash course in living while you learn. Full of useful advice and practical skills, it will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to take your first steps into the world of adulthood. From the little things, like planning a revision timetable, right up to the big, like negotiating your starting salary, this handy guide will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro.
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  • Hot Words for the SAT

    Linda Carnevale

    Product Code: BXITV
    Paperback
    Barron's Hot Words for the SAT is helpful for college-bound students and defines more than 365 words that appear most frequently on SAT exams. This edition includes additional lessons providing vocabulary specific to the SAT Reading and SAT Writing and Language tests. Each of the 37 lessons focuses on a thematic word cluster--words having similar meanings or words that apply to similar circumstances. Also included are phonetic pronunciation keys for each word, memory tips, review exercises following every five lessons, and an alphabetical word index. College-bound students who successfully complete the book's exercises and master these words will expand their lifelong vocabulary, enrich their essay writing, facilitate their reading, and improve their chances for acceptance at the colleges of their choice.
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  • The Super Tutor

    Product Code: BWMDP
    Hardback
    "The writer William Morris said that you should `have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful', and I think the same is true of education - that its purpose is to fill our heads with things we find useful, or beautiful, or hopefully both." For Joe Norman, education is what you still remember when you have forgotten everything else. What ideas have stayed with you from the classroom? How do you write an essay? How do you read a poem? Drawing on fifteen years of tutoring, Joe shares with his readers his top seven essential and imaginative lessons, including: How to Write a Story, How to Avoid Common Mistakes, and, most importantly, how to think. Stripping away grades, praise, university places or examiners, this book celebrates the love of learning things for their own sake.
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  • 2019/2020 ASVAB For Dummies

    Angie Papple Johnston

    Product Code: BWLZX
    Paperback
    The bestselling ASVAB study guide--now updated and improved for 2019/2020! More than 1 million students and potential recruits take the ASVAB every year, including 400,000 recruits and 900,000 high school students. Since the test was first introduced in 1968, more than 40 million people have taken the exam. 2019/2020 ASVAB For Dummies is packed with practice questions, an in-depth review of each of the nine subtests, strategy cheat sheets, proven study tips, and so much more. New for this edition, potential recruits will find expanded math coverage, with more content review and practice questions for the Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning sections of the exam. Score high and qualify for the military job you want Boost your math, science, and English performance Review all nine subject areas to prepare for test day Take three full-length ASVAB practice tests and two AFQT practice tests If you're preparing for this all-important exam, this hands-on study guide makes it easier than ever to take your military career to new heights.
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  • Series 7 Exam For Dummies

    Steven M. Rice

    Product Code: BWKKG
    Paperback
    Maximize your score on the Series 7 Exam Studying for the Series 7 Exam is easier than you think. This comprehensive guide is the critical reference you need to guide you through your preparation for the Series 7 exam. Packed with the latest information associated with this test, as well as proven test-taking strategies that are focused on maximizing your score, it covers everything you need to know to score your highest on this all-important exam. The Series 7 exam is no joke -- with 250 questions administered in two three-hour blocks, this test is certainly a challenge. But with the proper preparation you'll be able to enter the exam room with confidence. Offers three full-length practice tests with answers and full explanations Includes one-year access to six full-length tests online Provides strategies and tips to hone the skills needed to ace the exam Gives you confidence to start your career as a licensed broker Series 7 Exam For Dummies, 4th Edition with Online Practice is a fundamental resource that guides you through your preparations for the Series 7 exam.
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  • The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition

    Educational Testing Service

    Product Code: BVQVS
    Paperback
    Get the only official guide to the GRE (R) revised General Test that comes straight from the test makers! If you're looking for the best, most authoritative guide to the GRE revised General Test, you've found it! The Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test, 3rd Edition is the only GRE guide specially created the people who actually make the test. It's packed with everything you need to do your best on the test-and move toward your graduate or business school degree. You'll discover exactly what to expect on the test and learn how the test is scored. Hundreds of authentic test questions are included for practice, making this guide your most reliable and accurate source for everything you need to know about the GRE revised General Test. No other guide to the GRE revised General Test gives you: * 4 complete, full-length real tests-2 in the book and 2 online * Hundreds of authentic test question to help you hone your skills * Access to the newly redesigned PowerPrep website * Everything you need to know about the test, straight from the test makers * Interactive content that is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities
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  • WritinSay Something!

    Laura Swart

    Product Code: BTXOT
    Paperback
    How do you write better essays? It's not just about understanding the proper structure and avoiding common errors--you also need to discover who you are as a writer and learn how to use the gifts you already have. Writing instructor Laura Swart gives you the tools to unlock your potential as a writer and create essays that will stand out from the rest of your class. Stop boring your profs with dull papers and get better grades! In Writing Superior Essays, you'll learn how to: Read critically, ask effective questions, and grapple with difficult texts; Define the rhetorical situation for each writing event and contextualize pieces appropriately; Develop an effective writing process--from exploring, to creating, to revising and editing; Write analytical papers with persuasive thesis statements and supporting theoretical arguments; Use appropriate source materials, ensuring that quotations are relevant, poignant, and seamless; Extend the boundaries of your thinking, giving a wide berth to mundane, ubiquitous ideas.
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  • Securities Industry Essentials Exam For Dummies with Online Practice

    Steven M. Rice

    Product Code: BTODB
    Paperback
    Get ready to qualify for the security industry job of your dreams The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam is a new test administered by FINRA beginning in October 2018. This exam is required as a prerequisite to each series level knowledge exam (such as Series 7). If you're prepping for the exam, you need a trusted resource to ensure your very best performance. Securities Industry Essentials Exam For Dummies with Online Practice gives you everything you need to score high on this important exam. With two practice tests in the book, plus two bonus tests online, you can practice your way to a calm and confident experience on exam day. Take 4 full-length practice tests with answers and full explanations Get 1-year access to practice and tests online Find strategies and tips for breaking into the securities industry Increase your chances of scoring higher SIE scores are expected to be a critical factor in determining qualification to enter the securities industry, so the stakes are high. With the help of this book, you'll up your chances of breaking into this field and landing your dream job.
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  • Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Christine Fader

    Product Code: BTHTI
    Paperback
    Getting into med school in Canada isn't easy--you need to stand out among a field of highly motivated and accomplished applicants. This book helps both high school and university students and their families learn to strategize and prepare for future medical applications now. Get on the inside track with insights from a pre-med expert and former medical school application reader/interviewer with 20 years of experience.
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  • Visitors to the House of Memory

    Victoria Bishop Kendzia

    Product Code: BTCHW
    Hardback
    As one of the most visited museums in Germany's capital city, the Jewish Museum Berlin is a key site for understanding not only German-Jewish history, but also German identity in an era of unprecedented ethnic and religious diversity. Visitors to the House of Memory is an intimate exploration of how young Berliners experience the Museum. How do modern students relate to the museum's evocative architecture, its cultural-political context, and its narrative of Jewish history? By accompanying a range of high school history students before, during, and after their visits to the museum, this book offers an illuminating exploration of political education, affect, remembrance, and belonging.
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  • Math for Scientists

    Natasha Maurits

    Product Code: BNWFT
    Paperback
    This book reviews math topics relevant to non-mathematics students and scientists, but which they may not have seen or studied for a while. These math issues can range from reading mathematical symbols, to using complex numbers, dealing with equations involved in calculating medication equivalents, the General Linear Model (GLM) used in e.g. neuroimaging analysis, finding the minimum of a function, independent component analysis, or filtering approaches. Almost every student or scientist, will at some point run into mathematical formulas or ideas in scientific papers that may be hard to understand, given that formal math education may be some years ago. In this book we will explain the theory behind many of these mathematical ideas and expressions and provide readers with the tools to better understand them. We will revisit high school mathematics and extend and relate this to the mathematics you need to understand the math you may encounter in the course of your research. This book will help you understand the math and formulas in the scientific papers you read. To achieve this goal, each chapter mixes theory with practical pen-and-paper exercises such that you (re)gain experience with solving math problems yourself. Mnemonics will be taught whenever possible. To clarify the math and help readers apply it, each chapter provides real-world and scientific examples.
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  • Dean's List

    John B. Bader

    Product Code: BNHPT
    Paperback
    All of your hard work in high school has paid off: you have a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements to your name, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college. Now what? What can you expect from the college experience, and how can you get the most out of it? This book will answer your questions and help you find real and lasting success in college. Deans at America's top institutions-including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia-join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider's perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: * Focus on learning, not on grades* Build a new relationship with your parents* Explore your academic choices* Learn from diversity at home and abroad* Cope with failure* Plan boldly for life after college A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean's List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus-and beyond.
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  • Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, Second Edition, Volume 1

    Educational Testing Service

    Product Code: BNGWY
    Hardback
    150 REAL GRE Quantitative Reasoning questions-direct from the test maker! The best way to prepare for the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE(R) General Test is with real GRE test questions-and that is what you will find in this unique guide. Created by the actual test maker, the Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1 provides 150 actual GRE Quantitative Reasoning questions with complete explanations. There's also an in-depth review of each of the GRE Quantitative Reasoning question types. Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test. For in-depth practice and accurate, reliable test preparation for the GRE Quantitative Reasoning measure, this guide is your best choice! This essential study-guide features: * Authentic GRE Quantitative Reasoning practice questions, answers, and explanations * Proven success strategies for the GRE Quantitative Reasoning measure * Valuable hints and tips to help you do your best on the test * Official information on the GRE General Test with facts about test content, structure and scoring * Invaluable math review and math conventions reference material
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