Success at University

What They Haven’t Told You

Ashleigh Fleming, Simon Moss

While some students will assume they have already developed the requisite skills to succeed at university, they may be in for a surprise.
Date Published :
May 2011
Publisher :
Tilde Publishing and Distribution
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780734611116

Stock Status : In stock


This book is applicable to all university students. While some students will assume they have already developed the requisite skills to succeed at university, these students may be in for a surprise. Some students might read all the chapters in sequence, to help refine their performance, satisfaction, well-being and skills. Others might like to read only a subset of chapters, e.g. the chapters on how to improve motivation or mood. The recommendations in the two parts of the book are based on the latest scientific discoveries—from every psychology and scientific report that related to success at university—published since the year 2000. This research identified 1,500 discoveries, many of which diverged from the common practices and assumptions of students and employees. A subset of these discoveries is included in this book. The third part of this book focuses on writing style—perhaps the most important, and most underestimated, skill at university—and demonstrates how students can write more persuasively, professionally, concisely, precisely and fluently It also summarizes the most important and common errors, and presents some simple techniques that can be applied to circumvent them, including: · phrases that are used frequently but unnecessarily extend word length · errors in grammar or deficits in structure, and · ambiguous phrases that can be misconstrued by examiners.

About The Author

Ashleigh Fleming is a registered Psychologist, having completed her Masters in Organisational Psychology at Monash University. For the past two years, Ashleigh has been a psychology and management tutor teacher and researcher at Monash University. Her research interests are in leadership, mindfulness and coaching effectiveness. Ashleigh has experience in leadership coaching, and has designed and delivered training workshops to professionals across a range of industries.

SIMON MOSS (PhD Monash) is an adjust Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Monash University in Melbourne. He is also a registered psychologist. He lectures in psychology, research design & method, and statistics & data analysis, and supervises students in leadership, emotions, integrity, personnel selection, and data analysis. His primary research interest relates to the factors that promote honest, ethical, cooperative and dedicated behaviour in the workplace. Specifically, he is interested in the misconceptions of individuals that compromise wellbeing and performance. Simon has published scientific papers in a broad range of disciplines, including creativity and problem solving, attention and concentration, facial expressions, psychological disorders, risk and safety, and stress management. He is also co-founder and director of Zenith Professional Development, offering a revolutionary system of management assessment and training.

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