Apologies for cross posting, but a fabulous opportunity to get a free book (and recommend to your students)
Announcing the return of
‘LEARN HOW TO STUDY: Developing the study skills and approaches to learning that will help you succeed in university’
I am posting here in the understanding that we share a concern with helping students improve their approaches to learning. Back in 1970 my book (Learn How to Study) was one of the first to pursue this aim and proved sufficiently useful to go through several editions until the pressures of work at the Open University meant I had to let it go out of print (and date) for some years.
Now I am retired, however, I have been able to bring it up to date and have recently published the 6th edition as a Kindle book (to make the most of digital portability and keep the price down). It is available both as a single volume and (for students who need only some of its content) with its content divided over five smaller Kindles.
The book enters a world in which there is vastly more advice on studying available than when it first appeared and most universities have developed materials and other support specific to their local needs. Nevertheless, colleagues may feel that an outside perspective (such as my book offers) can sometimes provide useful reinforcement. So I hope you will feel able to add it to the arsenal of resources you already provide or recommend to students.
The book normally costs £6.47 (including the free Kindle app that some students may need in order to read it on their favourite device). But for five days next week, Monday 15 – Friday 18th November, the book (and app) will be FREE to anyone who cares to download a copy from Amazon (at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UUD3JGY). Downloaders will be under no obligation and I will get no information about who they are. I would be grateful if you would forward this message to any students (or colleagues) who might be interested.
In case you do not see this email in time for the free Kindle, just email me and I will send you a review copy of the book in PDF form.
If, having seen the book, you have any comments or suggestions I would be very pleased to receive them. (I wonder, for instance, whether you would recommend bringing out a paper version as well as the Kindle?)
Dr Derek Rowntree
Professor of Educational Development at the Open University (retired)