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Study & learning skills: general

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Work Well in Groups

Work Well in Groups

Author: Diana Hopkins, Tom Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2020

Being able to work in groups is an important skill to master at university - especially when you're assessed on it. Learn how to master this key professional and life skill to become an effective team member. Build communication skills and get to know your team Define roles and workloads by playing to everyone's strengths Resolve challenges so you can avoid conflict. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences A Student's Handbook

Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences A Student's Handbook

Author: Francis Jegede, Charlotte Hargreaves, Karen Smith, Philip Hodgson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

A practical guide for students undertaking their dissertation, Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences uses a mixture of exercises, strategies, case study material and further reading to give hints and tips on beginning and managing a research project and working with supervisors. Providing an accessible overview of the essential steps in conducting research and writing dissertations, this fully updated edition contains new sections on: * the varied sources of support for students and how to make use of them * the use of modern technologies, and digital platforms in data collection, storage and processing * the important issues relating to ethnographic and feminist research * how to publish through peer review publications or using self-publishing platforms * the General Data Protection Regulation and legal issues relating to collection, storage and use of personal data * the skills that students have acquired through writing dissertation and how those skills could become useful for future career and employability * how students can relate their dissertations to existing theories and concepts in social sciences that relate to their dissertation Packed with proven practical advice from 'real life' data, case studies and examples, Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in the Social Sciences is an essential and dependable starting point and guide for any student beginning their dissertation journey in the social sciences.

Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences A Student's Handbook

Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences A Student's Handbook

Author: Francis Jegede, Charlotte Hargreaves, Karen Smith, Philip Hodgson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

A practical guide for students undertaking their dissertation, Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in Social Sciences uses a mixture of exercises, strategies, case study material and further reading to give hints and tips on beginning and managing a research project and working with supervisors. Providing an accessible overview of the essential steps in conducting research and writing dissertations, this fully updated edition contains new sections on: * the varied sources of support for students and how to make use of them * the use of modern technologies, and digital platforms in data collection, storage and processing * the important issues relating to ethnographic and feminist research * how to publish through peer review publications or using self-publishing platforms * the General Data Protection Regulation and legal issues relating to collection, storage and use of personal data * the skills that students have acquired through writing dissertation and how those skills could become useful for future career and employability * how students can relate their dissertations to existing theories and concepts in social sciences that relate to their dissertation Packed with proven practical advice from 'real life' data, case studies and examples, Writing Successful Undergraduate Dissertations in the Social Sciences is an essential and dependable starting point and guide for any student beginning their dissertation journey in the social sciences.

Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics

Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics

Author: Stephen Bailey Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2020

The third edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics is written to help international students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect issues such as diversity and sustainability, this book is designed to let students and teachers easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book is divided into five parts, comprising a total of 42 units: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English and Reflective Writing. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and literature reviews Use of authentic academic texts from a range of sources Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level A complete set of answers to the practice exercises Cross-references across all units Providing a glossary to explain technical terms and written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students of Business and Economics, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics

Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics

Author: Stephen Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

The third edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics is written to help international students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect issues such as diversity and sustainability, this book is designed to let students and teachers easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book is divided into five parts, comprising a total of 42 units: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English and Reflective Writing. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and literature reviews Use of authentic academic texts from a range of sources Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level A complete set of answers to the practice exercises Cross-references across all units Providing a glossary to explain technical terms and written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students of Business and Economics, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

Demystifying Dissertation Writing A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text

Demystifying Dissertation Writing A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: establishing a consistent writing routine; working with a support group; consulting your advisor; understanding your committee's expectations; and setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks - whether writing partners or groups - to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

Essay Writing A Straightforward Guide

Essay Writing A Straightforward Guide

Author: Rita Pullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2020

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research Success in and Beyond College

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research Success in and Beyond College

Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills. Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students. Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential. Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors' successful undergraduate research program.

The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research 3e

The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research 3e

Author: Marian Petre, Gordon Rugg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Returning in its 3rd edition, this bestselling book on the process of PhD research provides friendly, engaging, and realistic advice on how to complete your doctorate. Updated throughout, the book will guide you through the basics as well as covering aspects that other books don't usually mention, including: * What a PhD is really about and how to do one well * How to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question' * How to design, report and defend your research The authors offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process. Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission. Key features: * Thinking about your career from the outset of your PhD (rather than at the end) * Tips for sniffing a paper to make your reading quicker and more efficient * Understanding cultural differences in research * Networking for research success * Sensible guidelines for using social media in your research * Guidance on project management - especially important for part-time students The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research is essential reading for anyone considering a PhD, embarking on one, or stuck in the middle and unsure where to turn. It will tell you things many students wish someone had told them before they started. The course of a PhD never did 'run smooth'. This new edition of unwritten rules covers everything the doctoral student needs to know for a smoother passage with informal yet scholarly advice, ranging from improving the writing process, creating networks, completing the thesis, and even what to wear for the viva - a complete guide to the tacit guidelines sometimes left unsaid. Professor Jerry Wellington, University of Sheffield, UK

The Productive Graduate Student Writer A Guide to Managing Your Process, Time, and Energy to Write Your Research Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation, and Get Published

The Productive Graduate Student Writer A Guide to Managing Your Process, Time, and Energy to Write Your Research Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation, and Get Published

Author: Jan E. Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This book is for graduate students, and others, who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that's taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues' experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills, which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters - each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge - each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and productivity tools to which you can progressively add.

A Writer's Handbook Developing Writing Skills for University Students

A Writer's Handbook Developing Writing Skills for University Students

Author: Leslie E. Casson, Susan Korba Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen's University Writing Centre, A Writer's Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The fourth edition is revised and updated throughout and reflects changes to MLA style for 2016.

Academic Writing The Complete Guide

Academic Writing The Complete Guide

Author: Pamela den Ouden, Steven Roe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2020

The challenges of teaching and learning academic-level writing may be greater than ever before due to the prevalence of writing practices in social media and the growing internationalization of post-secondary education. The authors of Academic Writing* use discipline-based research papers to discuss preliminary steps such as research, note-taking, summarizing, and drafting a proposal. They trace the development of scholarly papers through introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions, and they close with essential chapters on writing in the sciences, and revision and proofreading. In its third edition, Academic Writing now offers chapter learning objectives, annotated passages that illustrate aspects of academic style, and a glossary. Furthermore, every chapter ends with articles that can be used for stylistic analysis. These rich pedagogical features accompanied by the authors' clear step-by-step instructions make this book an ideal guide for all students who want to improve their academic writing skills. *formerly titled Designs for Disciplines, by Pamela den Ouden and Steven Roe