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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.

The Student Phrase Book Vocabulary for Writing at University

The Student Phrase Book Vocabulary for Writing at University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

The second edition of this concise phrase book is an essential tool for all students who want to communicate their ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely. Featuring over a thousand words common to most academic disciplines, it will help students to expand their vocabulary, understand how these words are used and spot mistakes in their own academic writing. Units present the words in full sentences, enabling users to see exactly how they are used, and also include additional information on context, connotation and collocations. This is an ideal reference guide for students of all disciplines and levels who are required to complete written assignments as part of their course. It is also a valuable resource for students looking to fine tune their vocabulary for job searches, interviews and writing for professional purposes.

Stand Up and Be Heard Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking at University

Stand Up and Be Heard Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking at University

Author: Rob Grieve Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2020

Public speaking is an integral skill not only in study but in life, yet giving presentations, oral assessments, or even talking in groups is a terrifying prospect for many students. This book is filled with tips and tricks cultivated through Rob Grieve's experience in running public speaking workshops at university. Taking the fear out of public speaking at university, he teaches you how to develop your public speaking skills and build your confidence; so whether you're giving a presentation or just talking with friends you can face the situation without fear. With a unique focus on 'authenticity' over perfection, Stand Up and be Heard: Helps you identify and understanding your fear; what is it that you are most afraid of? How does this fear manifest Provides practical exercises and strategies that will help you manage your fear Teaches you the benefits of 'authentic' speaking and relying on your own voice and personality Offers checklists, step-by-step guidance and student testimonials to support your growth. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!

Stand Up and Be Heard Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking at University

Stand Up and Be Heard Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking at University

Author: Rob Grieve Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2020

Public speaking is an integral skill not only in study but in life, yet giving presentations, oral assessments, or even talking in groups is a terrifying prospect for many students. This book is filled with tips and tricks cultivated through Rob Grieve's experience in running public speaking workshops at university. Taking the fear out of public speaking at university, he teaches you how to develop your public speaking skills and build your confidence; so whether you're giving a presentation or just talking with friends you can face the situation without fear. With a unique focus on 'authenticity' over perfection, Stand Up and be Heard: Helps you identify and understanding your fear; what is it that you are most afraid of? How does this fear manifest Provides practical exercises and strategies that will help you manage your fear Teaches you the benefits of 'authentic' speaking and relying on your own voice and personality Offers checklists, step-by-step guidance and student testimonials to support your growth. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!

The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research 3e

The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research 3e

Author: Marian Petre, Gordon Rugg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

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.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford, Elizabeth Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees offers a step-by-step guide to the skills needed to successfully complete a Foundation Degree. Filled with activities and useful tips, it will help students to move from nervous novice to confident expert and provide them with the necessary tools to accomplish this. By reading this book, students will be able to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. This third edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on e-learning and dissertations as well as expanded sections on ethics, feedback and referencing. Each chapter includes practical guidance as well as student perspectives that will help students through their course of study. It includes advice on how to support learning, boost motivation and enhance time management, and covers all the essential skills required for successful study, including: Effective reading and note-taking strategies Developing oral skills in a wide range of presentation settings, including what makes a good presentation and how each stage of the process can be prepared for Carrying out well-planned, methodologically sound and well-written research Preparing for examinations and other forms of assessment Producing a professional development portfolio or winning CV Highly accessible, this new edition is an essential resource for all Foundation Degree students who want to get the most out of their course, mature students or anyone with limited or no experience of academic study.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford, Elizabeth Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees offers a step-by-step guide to the skills needed to successfully complete a Foundation Degree. Filled with activities and useful tips, it will help students to move from nervous novice to confident expert and provide them with the necessary tools to accomplish this. By reading this book, students will be able to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. This third edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on e-learning and dissertations as well as expanded sections on ethics, feedback and referencing. Each chapter includes practical guidance as well as student perspectives that will help students through their course of study. It includes advice on how to support learning, boost motivation and enhance time management, and covers all the essential skills required for successful study, including: Effective reading and note-taking strategies Developing oral skills in a wide range of presentation settings, including what makes a good presentation and how each stage of the process can be prepared for Carrying out well-planned, methodologically sound and well-written research Preparing for examinations and other forms of assessment Producing a professional development portfolio or winning CV Highly accessible, this new edition is an essential resource for all Foundation Degree students who want to get the most out of their course, mature students or anyone with limited or no experience of academic study.

Essay Writing A Straightforward Guide

Essay Writing A Straightforward Guide

Author: Rita Pullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

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: 11/12/2019

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.