Aimed at students wishing to improve their writing skills, this guide deals with the key basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling while also showing students how to construct a sentence, how to build a paragraph and how to structure an essay. This third edition includes an expanded 'Spot the Mistake' section.
An essential handbook every student needs to survive at university, this title provides essential practical advice on everything from financial tips and dealing with stress, to discovering how to get the best out of tutorials, how to write and present assignments, and what to do when up against an assessment crunch-point.
Encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of such a career, the routes in and the various elements that shape academic working lives. It also details how to write a really good CV (resume).
Aimed at those thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.
Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, this book provides information on developments in postgraduate study and includes advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions. It is suitable for anyone embarking on postgraduate study.
Reading Critically at University provides 13 different ways of undertaking a critique. It will help you to confidently use these critique methods to develop your own methods. Each chapter contains sample passages, example critiques and explanations of underlying theory to help you to consolidate your understanding and skills.
This is the first manifesto for Health Humanities worldwide. It sets out the context for this emergent and innovative field which extends beyond Medical Humanities to advance the inclusion and impact of the arts and humanities in healthcare, health and well-being.
Advancing Digital Humanities moves beyond definition of this dynamic and fast growing field to show how its arguments, analyses, findings and theories are pioneering new directions in the humanities globally.
Bestselling study skills author Stella Cottrell brings her tried and tested approach to help you succeed with your dissertations and project reports. With plenty of hands-on activities, checklists and planners, this guide covers everything you need to know, from choosing a topic and developing a proposal, to conducting and writing up your research.
A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century, this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities. How to Build a Life in the Humanities delves into pressing work-life issues such as post-tenure depression, academic life with children, aging, and adjuncting.
In only a few years, Google has become an authoritative provider of multiple products which have changed the digital information landscape. This book discusses how libraries can go beyond Google's basic search and Scholar functions to expand services for their patrons. It is suitable for academic librarians and public librarians.
What delivery methods are available to make education accessible to a wide variety of potential learners? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How can instructors create effective learning environments in distance courses? What support from administrators and staff is essential? What guidelines are used by accrediting agencies to assure program quality? This highly readable book by three experienced faculty members answers these questions and more. Both theoretical and practical, the book presents proven principles and research-based advice. Drawing upon their experience with a variety of delivery modes, the authors provide readers with tips they can use in designing, implementing, and evaluating distance courses and programs.
This practical guide for succeeding in aptitude tests, which are increasingly being used to test applicants for jobs and academic courses, offers general information (benefits, drawbacks, use of tests) in addition to many examples of themed tests with recommended answers and explanations.
Giving an overview of the state of problem based learning online, this book examines why we're moving from face-to-face to online provision, considers existing forms of provision, outlines common mistakes and strategies to avoid future problems, and shows how to effectively facilitate learning. It also includes resources for games and activities.
Offers researchers in various fields of the biological, physical and medical sciences with the information necessary to prepare, submit for publication, and revise a scientific paper. This book also includes samples of letters to the Editor and responses to the Editor's comments and referees' criticism.
Thomas Dixon demystifies first class degrees, which have too often been seen as the right only of geniuses. Although success is not guaranteed, this guide outlines working habits and techniques that can significantly increase the chances of a first.
1. What makes for good study? 2. Making the best use of Distance Learning 3. Short-cuts: a summary of effective study skills 4. Higher order questions and propositions 5. Reading academic texts and doing electronic searches 6. Writing academic essays 7. Making use of seminars 8. Researching for a dissertation 9.
An accessible guide to the most important skills a student needs to succeed on any undergraduate or diploma course. This book will give the reader a sound understanding of how they can get the most out of their abilities and apply this to their studies. It will provide instantaneous answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic skills.
Now in paperback, an intellectual history of contrasting ideas around the power of the arts to engender personal and societal change - for better and worse. A fascinating account of the value and functions of the arts in society, in the private sphere of individual emotions and self-development and public sphere of politics and social distinction.
Confronting the digital revolution in academia, this book examines the application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities. Uniting differing perspectives, leading and emerging scholars discuss the theoretical and practical challenges that computation raises for these disciplines.
This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.
Explains the psychology of why people say "yes" - and how to apply these understandings. This book aims to teach the six principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.
This lively, concise and to-the-point guide offers hints and practical sugestions to help you deal with the issues you face when working on a group project. It helps you to understand what goes on in project groups, to move forward in difficult situation, and to draw valuable lessons from the experience.
Study Skills for Business and Management Students has been carefully structured to be used throughout a degree course in order to hone the skills necessary to get a good degree and begin a successful career.
Success at seeking and gaining funding is now a vital component of building of a successful research career. The book sets out the case for why success at winning funding is so important, from both an institutional and individual researcher perspective.
Taking a self-coaching approach, this book enablse you to understand how to navigate your way through the various challenges posed by PhD study with resilience, self-sufficiency, and the determination to succeed. It is packed with techniques, tips and tricks that are applicable to a range of circumstances both within the PhD process and beyond.
This is the first book to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. It is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work.
This book explains how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education. It argues that there is a role for this imaginative style in an area that has traditionally favoured a more distanced approach.
This book focuses specifically on how you, as a doctoral candidate, can raise your level of thinking about your chosen topic. Doing so will improve the quality of your research and ultimately contribute to knowledge.
This comprehensive text is designed to meet the needs of professional doctorate students from diverse subject disciplines. It contains analysis of the issues that may be encountered when developing research in a professional practice setting as well as outlining the process of doctoral study for professionals.
Practical, hands-on focus. Accessible style, even when discussing statistical methods. Integrated coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research. Pioneering discussion of mixed methods research in applied linguistics. Examples of how to report research results.
The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & Speaking is the essential guide for everyone who needs to communicate clearly and effectively. It combines practical advice on specific writing and speaking tasks with detailed self-help chapters covering grammar, spelling, and the writing process itself.