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Failed it!: How to Turn Mistakes into Ideas and Other Advice for Successfully Screwing Up

Hardback, 18/04/2016, £6.95
A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes. Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process.

Student's Guide to Writing : Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Paperback, 27/07/2012, £14.99
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.

Study Skills Book 3ed

Paperback, 09/08/2012, £14.99
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.

Building your academic career £19.99

Paperback, 30/01/2007, £34.99
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).

Postgraduate Study in the UK

Paperback, 05/09/2006, £29.99
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.

How to Worry Less About Money

Paperback, 10/05/2012, £8.99
Break free of your destructive relationship with money, and learn how money can make you happy

Essential guide to Postgraduate study

Paperback, 16/09/2005, £26.99
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

Paperback, 18/04/2006, £24.99
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.

Seven Steps to a Successful Career: A Guide to Employability

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £17.99
Your quick-fix guide to maximising your skills and employability at university and beyond, planning your dream career and winning your ideal job.

how to be an instant expert

Paperback, 30/10/2000, £11.99

Happy Money: The New Science of Smarter Spending

Paperback, 02/01/2014, £9.99
Groundbreaking new research reveals money can buy happiness - if you spend it right

It's Not About the Shark

Paperback, 05/02/2015, £12.99
The groundbreaking science of solutions that turns problems - and how we solve them - upside down.

Making Supervision Work For You

Paperback, 16/04/2010, £24.99
This book brings a wide range of themes under one cover: the supervision process, writing, the viva, the examination of written and oral 'performance' and the aftermath, including publishing.

Health Humanities

Paperback, 12/01/2015, £19.99
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

Paperback, 10/12/2014, £21.00
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.

Dissertations and Project Reports: A Step by Step Guide

Paperback, 10/01/2014, £15.99
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.

How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance

Paperback, 15/04/2015, £19.00
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.

Google Scholar and More

7, 06/11/2008, £35.99
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.

Distance Learning: Principles for Effective Design, Delivery, and Evaluation

Paperback, 06/11/2001, £56.00
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.

Studying @ university

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £33.99
Equips the student with strategies for making the most out of the university experience, from the moment they arrive until after they leave.

How to Win at Aptitude Tests

Paperback, 16/06/1993, £9.99
This practical guide for succeeding in aptitude tests, which are increasingly being used to test applicants for jobs and academic courses.

How to Win at Aptitude Tests Vol 2 £4.99

7, 02/07/1997, £9.99
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.

Essays, Exams, & Work in Geography and Related Disciplines

Paperback, 20/08/2003, £31.99
This book focuses on the skills and techniques that apply to essay writing and also covers other types of assignment such as posters, talks, PowerPoint presentations and web pages.

Practical Guide to Problem-based Learning Online, A

Paperback, 21/12/2007, £41.99
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.

Guide to Publishing a Scientific Paper

Paperback, 10/01/2008, £21.99
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.

STUDY! a guide to effective learning,revision and examination techniqu

Paperback, 17/01/2002, £25.99
Whatever subject you are studying, this book will help you achieve your aims by offering practical advice and useful techniques for successful study.

How to Get a First

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £24.99
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.

Successful study for degrees

Paperback, 16/12/2004, £24.99
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.

Brilliant Study Skills

Paperback, 20/05/2010, £14.99
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.

Social Impact of the Arts: An Intellectual History

Paperback, 16/09/2008, £54.99
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.

Understanding Digital Humanities

Paperback, 03/02/2012, £20.00
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.

Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets

Paperback, 29/07/2013, £39.99
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.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £13.99
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.

Successful Teamwork

Paperback, 01/09/2004, £11.65
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.

Skilful time management

Paperback, 01/10/2007, £11.65
This book is designed to help you cope with academic demands in a way that makes best use of your time - and puts you in control of your life.

Study Skills for Business and Management Students

Paperback, 01/04/2009, £16.99
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.

Ultimate study skills handbook

Paperback, 01/04/2010, £15.99
Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook is your key to success.

Gaining Funding for Research

Paperback, 01/07/2010, £26.99
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.

Your PHD Coach : How to Get the PHD Experience You Want

Paperback, 01/09/2013, £19.99
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.

Rethinking Careers Education and Guidance

Paperback, 07/11/1996, £54.99
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.

Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination: The Art of Reflective Writing

Paperback, 21/10/1999, £41.99
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.

Write in Style - A Guide to Good English

Paperback, 24/10/2002, £27.99
Richard Palmer's new edition of his popular study guide is for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of written English.

Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorate

Paperback, 01/10/2008, £22.25
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.

Achieving Your Professional Doctorate

Paperback, 01/11/2008, £22.99
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.

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Paperback, 19/07/2007, £46.60
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.

Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking

Paperback, 10/10/2013, £14.99
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.
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