A Guide for Postgraduates and Researchers

Author: Kate Morss,Rowena Murray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412902977

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 6239

Teaching at University has been written to provide you with the basic skills required to enter those first lectures, tutorials, lab-sessions, and assessments with confidence. Clear and engaging throughout, this guide will offer: Accessible and generic language to support postgraduates in all disciplines Basic but relevant advice A direct and practical approach and style An emphasis on helping you to get started and build up your confidence in the first few classes you teach Integration of theory (in small doses) with practice
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A Guide for Tutors

Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600674

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1907

'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Author: Geoffrey C Elliott,Karima Kadi-Hanifi,Carla Solvason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152645047X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 144

View: 7410

The leap between the undergrad and postgrad can sometimes come as a surprise, especially if you've been out of education for a while. Postgraduate study involves applying skills and knowledge in a more sophisticated and advanced way than was required during your degree. Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study demystifies some of the expectations of post-grad study and outlines tools and strategies for developing skills that will improve your work throughout the whole of your post-graduate course. This book advises you on how to: decide what to read, and how best to read it produce engaging outputs in writing or speaking that are convincing and engaging pursue academic arguments and show evidence of research/reading maximize your employability after graduation. Get ahead of the game and equip yourself with the skills needed to supercharge your postgraduate work! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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The Complete Guide to Success at University

Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966043

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 3110

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. ‘An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their ‘skills’ to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the ‘how to’ alongside the ‘what’ of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.’ - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Author: Dominic Wyse,Kate Cowan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414759

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 7038

Grappling with grammar? Worrying about referencing? This handy guide is packed with practical advice on how to search for reading materials, structure your academic writing, think critically, reference appropriately and use language effectively. ‘Top Tips’ throughout the book help eradicate all the common mistakes that bring your marks down. What's new to the fourth edition? two brand new chapters on reading and writing critically activities at the end of each chapter to let you check and assess your own writing. With real life examples of academic work, and plenty of ‘dos’ and ‘don'ts’, this is the perfect writing manual for students studying at all levels, and the ideal book to help you get top marks for all your education course assignments.
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Author: Karen Castle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456307

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6352

A practical guide for all teachers embarking on their Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), this book begins by encouraging the reader to identify their own learning style and engage in different study methods, and goes on to explore higher level study skills and academic writing. The research required at Masters level is broken down and guidance is given on how to select, approach and interpret data. The final chapter discusses the real-life issues surrounding studying for a Masters while also embarking on a new career.
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A Guide to Key Skills

Author: Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781446228753

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 3074

From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is essential reading for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences. The book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist. Written by experts in the field, Gilbert et al. offer a unique insider's view of how to make the transition. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, this book encourages students embarking on the journey towards becoming a social scientist to engage with every aspect of the process: - Reviewing and writing skills - Using the Internet - Research ethics - Intellectual property rights - Writing research proposals - Project management - Writing a thesis and reports - Creating presentations, press releases and popular articles - Teaching skills - Careers in social science From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is designed for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences. It will be invaluable for courses that aim to satisfy the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Training Guidelines' requirements for doctoral programmes. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.
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Author: Gail Craswell,Megan Poore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857029274

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 8127

Writing for Academic Success is a vital practical guide for any graduate student. The authors show you how to acquire communicative rigor in research essays, reports, book and article reviews, exam papers, research proposals, and literature reviews, through to thesis writing, posters and papers for presentation and publication. This Second Edition has been fully revised to reflect the online learning explosion. The authors provide insightful new material about how to work productively in different online contexts such as with blogs and wikis, setting up an e-portfolio, and raising an online profile. They also set out a focused guide to issues unique to digital communication, and working with and across different media and technologies.
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Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877737

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3419

"To do justice to the postgraduate journey as experienced by the students, quotations and anecdotes from the author's own research ... are drawn upon. These anecdotes provide vivid insights into the postgraduate experience, thereby livening up the text and providing some solace to those facing similar issues in their postgraduate existence' - Education and Training Journal For anyone embarking on postgraduate study, this is an indispensable guide. Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, David Wilkinson provides: Up-to-date information on developments in postgraduate study Guidance on where and how to apply Advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions Help with developing an academic writing style and advice on how to get published. While each consecutive chapter develops and builds upon its predecessor, the book has been designed to be easy to 'dip into' to help resolve a problem or examine an issue of relevance to a particular stage of the process. Detailed yet highly accessible, The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study is a 'must-have' resource for prospective postgraduates, current postgraduates and anyone interested in better understanding postgraduate study in UK universities and colleges. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

Author: Diana Ridley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281094

Category: Study Aids

Page: 232

View: 9937

Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. This second edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling book provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, using cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice. Ridley outlines practical strategies for conducting a systematic search of the available literature, reading and note taking and writing up your literature review as part of an undergraduate research project, Masters dissertation or PhD thesis. New to this edition are: Examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines A new chapter on conducting systematic reviews Increased guidance on evaluating the quality of online sources and online literature Enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues. Visit the Companion Website for The Literature Review This book also comes with a companion website containing a wide range of examples of successful literature reviews from various academic disciplines. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780857029997

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5702

'A systematic, coherent approach to developing critical reading and writing skills that are applicable to a range of different levels of analysis and types of reading and writing tasks. The authors are to be commended for the clarity of their writing and the way scaffolded advice and tasks are integrated into the text. The book could form the core text for a course on critical reading and writing and a useful reference tool for the academic recently entered upon writing for publication.' - Educate Journal 'A very clear, accessible introduction that will be invaluable to postgraduate students trying to engage with reading and writing in a critical way' - R.M. Lee, Professor of Social Research Methods, Royal Holloway University of London This guide to critical reading and self-critical writing is a 'must-have' resource for postgraduate students and early-career academics. Packed with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporating exercises and worked examples drawn from the social sciences, the book offers step-by-step advice on how to: " read any text critically and analyse it in the depth appropriate to one's project " develop a self-critical approach to one's own academic writing " ask questions in order to evaluate authors' arguments " keep a review manageable by using focused review questions " structure a comparative review of multiple texts " build up a convincing argument " integrate critical literature reviews into a dissertation or thesis " make the transition from postgraduate to professional academic writer Essential reading for novice researchers, the book will also be invaluable for supervisors, methods course tutors, and academic mentors who teach and support the development of critical reading and self-critical writing skills.
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Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Author: Sandra Hargreaves,Jamie Crabb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968259

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 5924

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education. The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains: A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets. This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format. Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability

Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927935

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 3197

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are! How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success. You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life. Discover how to: Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets. Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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A Student's Guide

Author: MunLing Shields

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242612

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1869

Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays and get the grades they deserve by demystifying the essay-writing process. MunLing Shields places essay writing within the larger university experience for students. In a clear and easy to understand way the author guides the reader through the process of writing successful university essays by looking at essay writing in the context of academic communication, academic culture and different learning styles and approaches. This book: Helps students study more independently and learn more meaningfully to write better essays Offers invaluable insights into the way tutors see essays Explains why essays are set, and how to understand the rationale behind them Demonstrates how best to approach answering the question. This highly accessible book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process - planning, drafting and editing - and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, and fluency and appropriateness of style and language. 'An excellent guide for students new to writing essays at university' - David Ellicott, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice and Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Author: Scott Buckler,Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943256

Category: Study Aids

Page: 360

View: 5629

Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you're panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Your Guide to Success in Writing, Thinking and Communicating at University

Author: Diana Hopkins,Tom Reid

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526452065

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 8039

This is your complete guide to acing your assignments and getting the most out of your time at university. Packed with tips, tools and a digital companion loaded with real-life examples, this book will help you: communicate your ideas with confidence and clarity watch your skills grow with diagnostic tools create your own study plan tailored to the skills you need know what your tutor is looking for and how to deliver turn your skills into success after university. This book is specially designed to show you where your strengths are and what you need to work on, so you get a practice plan that is perfect for your needs. It then arms you with the principles and practice to get ahead in your academic writing, presentations and group work. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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Succeeding in Your Degree

Author: Richard Freeman,Antony Stone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446237060

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 1433

'For anyone starting a degree this is a useful concise guide to what's in store throughout the first year and beyond' - The Psychologist Study Skills for Psychology has been shaped around a typical Psychology student's journey. Beginning with an overview of the nature of the degree and advice about what needs to be sorted out in the first few weeks of the course, this book tackles how to get the most from your lectures, exam preparation and project development, right through to contemplating and investigating future career options. This highly accessible guide is designed to help you meet the challenges and reap the rewards of your degree by introducing a range of study skills and providing you with ways to practice those skills. This book should accompany you throughout your degree course as a resource that you can use whenever you need help. Key features of Study Skills for Psychology include: Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to highlight key areas Text boxes throughout to reaffirm understanding Numerous examples and illustrations Exercises and learning aids to enable practice of important skills A structure based around the PDP (Personal Development Planning) model, providing a framework through which you can understand what and how you learn, enabling you to plan, review and take responsibility for your own learning, performance and achievements. An essential companion for any student, Study Skills for Psychology will give you the skills to enjoy your time studying for and succeeding in your Psychology degree. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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Author: Mike Courtney,Xiangping Du

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473910536

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 9704

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order 'This is a really useful and comprehensive guide for Chinese students about the essential academic skills needed for successful study in higher education in the UK. It covers all skill areas as well as general information for Chinese students new to the UK academic environment.' - Julie Watson, Principal Teaching Fellow in e-Learning and Head of eLanguages, University of Southampton Leaving China to study in the UK for the first time can be a daunting experience. You will be entering a new country and education system with its own culture, customs and values, some of which will be totally different from those back home. You will need to acquaint yourself with these differences to achieve your goals while studying in the UK and make the most of your stay. You may be finding it difficult to find this information, you may even be feeling anxious about the move or struggling to fit into your new environment. Help is at hand! This easy-to-read book is designed to be your companion throughout your university studies in the UK, providing practical information and skills and strategies for success. This guide: Introduces you to many life skills needed to support your studies in the UK, such as food, socialising and local amenities Contains information regarding UK assessment, lectures, seminars, campus life and support available from faculty Covers language and comprehension skills to help you communicate in your work and in the classroom with peers Explains the main differences between Eastern and Western thinking and culture Includes research skills and strategies for dissertations, essays and exams. Other useful features: Xiangping has included study tips in Chinese to help you fully understand each chapter Key words in each chapter are also provided in Chinese, alongside a test on the topic Hear from other Chinese students about their own experiences studying in the UK. This essential guide will help you to flourish in your UK studies and enjoy yourself along the way! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Author: Angela Thody

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877850

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9223

This accessible and wide-ranging book is an invaluable introductory guide through the choices to be made when deciding how to report research. Writing and Presenting Research covers research written as theses and dissertations; chapters, books, reports and articles in academic, professional or general media such as newspapers; and also reviews the options for presenting research orally as lectures, keynotes, conference papers and even TV game shows. These forms of reporting research have well-established conventions for their formats, but they also have growing numbers of alternative possibilities. This has generated debate about what is, or is not, acceptable, and the aim of this book is to make this debate more manageable for those wanting to assess which of the conventional or alternative possibilities on offer is most appropriate for reporting their current research. Arranged in easily followed sections enlivened with checklists, style variations, examples and reflection points, Writing and Presenting Research has relevance to the social sciences, arts, humanities, natural and applied sciences and law and is an invaluable reference tool for new and experienced researchers alike. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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A Social Sciences Guide

Author: Peter Redman,Wendy Maples

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

View: 1503

Discover how to write winning essays and improve your grades, with this tried and tested guide to essay writing.
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