This book will demystify the process for all those who have to navigate their way through research reports. The aim of this work is to improve student comprehension of research and to improve the quality of research reports which will be produced.
What is personality and how is it measured? Why are personality questionnaires used and what do employers do with the results? This guide helps readers to understand the questionnaires and explains some of the tricks of the psychologist's trade.
This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism will continue to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance on making sure you are not committing plagiarism.
Providing guidance to help students shape their theses, this book offers advice and practical tips and techniques. With useful summaries and checklists to help students to stay on track or regain their way, it introduces practical writing techniques such as free writing, generative writing and binge writing.
Provides an understanding of the term 'research student' to embrace all postgraduate students undertaking research, whether for traditional PhDs and MPhils or within programmes such as professional doctorates, 'taught' masters degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods.
A guide to university life written by two current students at Cardiff University, encompassing study, the social scene and accommodation. They cover issues from the chaos of Fresher's week and difficult landlords, to sex and social life, the stress of finals and beyond.
An alternate version of the Communication in Everyday Life, this version includes four public speaking chapters with comprehensive coverage on preparing and delivering effective informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentations, in addition to practical instruction on communicating interpersonally, in groups, and with technology.
This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.
Written in user-friendly language, this resource offers master's and doctoral level students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation.
This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.
Using examples from a wide range of disciplines, the authors give readers expert advice on the entire dissertation process. The entire text has been updated with new examples, and there is also an up-to-the-minute discussion of online research and the use of software packages.
Full of advice on topics such as note taking, reading strategies and exam technique, this fully revised and updated edition motivates, inspires and guides dyslexic students through their college studies.
A practical guide allowing mature students to build on their strengths and overcome challenges. Includes worked examples, exercises and space for recording strategies and successes. Covers areas such as lectures, seminars, reading and note-taking, presentations, writing, exams, time management, finance and careers.
Available for the first time in simplified Chinese, The Study Skills Handbook helps you to develop the skills you need for higher level study, to obtain a good degree and plan for your future career. An international bestseller, the book is ideal for Chinese-speaking students embarking on a course at an English-speaking institution.
This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.
We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.
This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.
Writing for Science Students is a practical guide to the techniques you need for accurate, clear and effective writing. This book takes you through each stage of the process, from understanding the requirements of your assignment and planning your research, right through to reading, structuring your writing and editing.
To write successfully in business - both at university and in the workplace - you need to communicate your ideas clearly and correctly; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen the clarity and credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible `way in' to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports.
Are you studying, or planning to study, a degree taught in English? If so, this is the book for you. It's full of examples, ideas, activities and good advice to help you improve your English and make the most of your university experience, whether you are abroad or taking university classes in English at home.
- There are a host of useful illustrations, diagrams, checklists, exercises and real student stories to help you get the most from the book.- It's easy to find your way around the chapters so you can pick the bits that are most relevant for you.
Studying Law introduces students to the fundamental legal skills that they will need to successfully study the subject, such as case analysis, legislative interpretation, problem solving and essay writing, and to the core Law subjects themselves and the distinctions between them.
What you want to eat, what you can actually make?In this book, the author offers hundreds of tried-and-tested ideas to cook with the minimal utensils, no fancy gadgets and affordable ingredients. It includes kitchen kit, starter store cupboard shopping list, her smart meal maths and simple menu plans for one, two, four or more.
Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
Explains how to read, interpret and write about the world around us in a critical and informed way. This book answers the needs of students of composition, rhetoric, creative writing, stylistics or literature. It teaches the reader how to perform semiotic analysis, and formulates a logical set of instructions on how to write it up.
Release Your Inner Drive: Everything You Need to Know about How to Get Good at Stuff by Bradley Busch and Edward Watson is a book of infographics designed to show teenagers how they can excel at school and in life.
The Brain Box is your indispensable guide not only to powering through the stress, hard work and brain-ache of school or college, but also to establishing good learning habits and self-motivation which will be invaluable throughout the next stage of your life, whether that be at university or in a career.
This is the first book to deal with the specific challenges faced by final year students. They must cope with revision for final exams as well as completing coursework and sometimes working on extended dissertations or projects. At the same time they need to be taking strategic decisions about their future careers.
The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education tells you everything you need to know if you are thinking about returning to education as a mature student. It discusses a wide range of issues including what higher education involves, how you should prepare for it and how to balance your time and cheque book once you get there.
Renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing available, this book guides students in the skills of identifying and referencing sources and avoiding plagiarism. This fully revised and expanded edition includes coverage of more sources across the referencing systems and the addition of guidance on Chicago referencing.
Learn how to study smarter and succeed at uni, with the definitive guide to study skills. Packed with practical tips, advice, and fantastic online toolkits, it's essential reading for anyone who wants to do their best at university.
The new edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations along with plenty of examples and activities develop understanding at each stage. Includes a brand new chapter on employability.
The Reflective Journal is a thoughtful and encouraging introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking.
Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.
Including new material on blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios, the second edition reflects the increasing number of e-learning courses. This practical, flexible text helps students enhance and develop their existing skills whether they are a distance learner, or at an institution which has e-learning integrated into their programmes.
This book is about analysing, understanding and managing the way you learn. Whatever stage or type of learning you are undertaking, it will help you assess and build on your strengths, and identify and improve your weaknesses.