Being a successful participant in today’s society requires an array of complex skills. Whether you are a student, a manager or a researcher, vital skills are interconnected, skills can be taught… and learned. The development of skills is a lifelong and accumulative process which can be enhanced, provided there is a willingness to take some time to understand the basic principles.This book consist of a collection of circa one hundred Skill Sheets that explain the basic principles of skill development. The sheets are organised around a set of seven comprehensive skills: research, studying (self-management), reading, listening, writing, presenting and (project) management. Rather than developing these skills separately, the formula shows in a concise manner how they are related, and how one can (and should) work on many skills simultaneously.The formula has been tested, improved and updated over the past fifteen years at a variety of universities, including the Erasmus University Rotterdam, one of Europe’s leading educational institutions.
Students and managers as well as tutors and professors will find the Skill Sheets collection to be an eminently practical reference book, valid throughout their entire education and career. It enables them to focus on active learning, constructive communication and a smarter way of studying.