Going to University
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First some information about a book that can help you get to university and then adjust quickly to your fantastic new life
Is it worth going to university? It certainly is! Distance learning courses can be good, just like home learning, but the social life at uni is far better. You will make many new friends, establish contacts for the future, start the process of getting into theatre, music, sports or journalism and have a fantastic time. Dare I say you’ll get away from your parents for a bit, as well as widen your experiences and grow up just a little more? And the degree means you will get a better job at the end of it.
Now in the 5th form? 6th form? Or earlier? Whatever year you are in or course you are on, this book will improve your chances of getting into the first on the list of universities you really want to attend. Then after you are accepted and get to uni, this book will help you to settle down quickly, adjust to the new great life, and do well―as you enjoy yourself for three exciting years before getting that university degree.
Just how can this book Going to University help me?
It can improve your results at school and university in lots of ways by:
Going to University:
the Secrets of Success
by Kevin Bucknall, BSc(Econ), PhD
Download a free excerpt?
REVIEWS BY FELLOW STUDENTS
Pugwash News , Portsmouth’s Official Student Newspaper
“When I was given this book, I thought that it would be another boring book; but how wrong I was! This book is not a book that provides you with details about university life. It is an interactive book that acts as a guide to every student covering aspects like studies, finances; night life and accommodation, just to name a few. In fact, the title of this book pretty much says it all; it portrays a student’s life (with lots of introspection from the author) and how to make the most out of university life.... (Nandini Indiran) Read Full Review
5.0 out of 5 stars: Student review
“It is jam-
I think it's invaluable for anyone thinking about going to uni, enrolling in uni, or already at uni. I highly recommend it.”
(Michael Bower, student, Amazon.co.uk)
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresher's handbook
“...Although aimed at first year students and written in a light and lively manner,
the book ends with advice on motivation, brainstorming, team-
4.0 out of 5 stars “Great for students going straight from college
It is a good book... It has parts about student living, how to plan your finances and get by on a budget. Also a good part on how to get over the 'OMG this is a whole different world' feeling you get when you actually walk into the place (we've all been there) a book I wish I had at 18.” (Aisha V. Shawcross, Amazon.co.uk)
“Richard Benstead finds out about how to be a success at university...
...Bucknall’s book, written with the aim of offering a brief guide to those about
to arrive at university (including the often ignored mature student), explains the
fundamental issues each student is likely to face at university -
YOUR FREE DOWNLOADS
1. A free eBook to help you study better:You Too Can Study More Easily: Tips for Dummies and Others
Chapter 1 How to Increase Motivation and tackle procrastination
Chapter 2 Improve Your Marks in Exams: the Meaning of Commonly Used Words
Chapter 3 Ten Top Tips for Revising for Exams
Chapter 4 How to do Better with Data Response Questions
Chapter 5 Advice for Mature Students
Chapter 6 Tips for Doing Research
Chapter 7 A free sample from the book Going to University: the Secrets of Success
You can download as an eBook, PDF file, Kindle version or Palm reading device
2. A free economics book: An Introduction to Economics
This is in PDF format but because it is large it comes as a zip file
3. A free eBook: Free Economics Notes
You can download as an eBook, PDF file, Kindle version or Palm reading device.
4. A free article about Japan: “The Most Important Elements in Japanese Culture” (Click to open, then right click to “Save As…” on your computer or else print)
5. A free article “How to Relax” New! (Mainly for students but anyone can benefit)
(Click to open, then right click to “Save as…” or else print)
6. Watch the video “Japan and its Culture (Part 1)”
For your information:
This is the first of a series of videos (currently four in number) looking at photographs,
paintings and other works of art from Japan, with an explanation of their significance
and meaning in Japanese society. All the videos in the series can seen here
7. Watch the video “The Significance of Butterflies in
Chinese Culture” New!
Some but definitely not all of the content of the free articles below was incorporated into the two free eBooks above. However, if you are only interested in selected topics, then you can download these individually:
Some books about Asia that might interest you
The prices are indicative only as these are set by the retailer. You can “Look Inside” with all the Kindle versions.
China and the Open Door Policy, first published 1989 as a paperback -
Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture, Boson Books, 2002, paperback. Download or just check out the Kindle version (Kindle around $10.37 or £6.66)
Japan: Doing Business in a Unique Culture, Boson Books, 2006, paperback. Download or just check out the Kindle version (around $10.46 or £6.72)
Photo by Olivier Lejade from France (P4070114) [CC-
Plate from the book The Cabinet of Oriental Entomology by J.O. Westwood (1848)