Conquering Your Undergraduate Thesis

Author: Nataly Kogan
ISBN: 9780971939202
Format: PDF, Mobi
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No doubt you've been bombarded with "expert" advice from your parents, professors, and countless advisors. It's time you got advice you can really use - from fellow students who've been where you're headed! All Students Helping Students guides are written and edited by top students and recent grads from colleges and universities across the U.S. You'll find no condescending advice here - just stuff to help you succeed in tackling you academic, social, and professional challenges! Written and reviewed by current college students and recent graduates, this guide helps college seniors tackle the task of writing an outstanding undergraduate thesis. Filled with specific tips and effective strategies, the chapters parallel the thesis writing process, guiding the student through the steps of getting organized, finding an advisor, selecting an interesting topic, researching material, and composing a clear and persuasive thesis. Complete with encouraging and informative quotes from other students as well as professors, it also includes a section on other helpful resources available for students.

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113738977X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods

Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A sourcebook of exercises, games, scenarios and role plays, this practical, user-friendly guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice in seven areas: finding and using sources of information planning a research project conducting research using and analyzing data disseminating results acting ethically developing deeper research skills. Each of the activities is divided into a section on tutor notes and student handouts. Tutor notes contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Important terms, related activities and further reading suggestions are also included. Not only does the A4 format make the student handouts easy to photocopy, they are also available to download and print directly from the book’s companion website for easy distribution in class.

Supervising and Writing a Good Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Roisin Donnelly
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608051765
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The considerable increase in numbers of students required to complete undergraduate dissertations as part of their curricula demonstrates a clear need for supporting academic staff from a wide variety of disciplines in this area. There has been limited research published in the realm of undergraduate supervision. Therefore, supervision of academic dissertations in an undergraduate setting still remains to be addressed in a comprehensive manner. The overarching theme of this reference work is the convergence of shared understandings, strategies and reflections of undergraduate supervisors from around the world, from many different subject disciplines. There is also a need today for a mapping of the current landscape of undergraduate supervision. This text is presented through a series of case studies from a wide variety of subject disciplines in the sciences and arts and is enlightened by research perspectives; it comprises of a focus on development needs for supervisors of undergraduate students, using updated information, modeling exercises and interaction in the form of a series of individual activities, along with a selection geared at programme team development in preparing supervisors for their role, choice key readings, and exploration of online resources. This eBook is intended as a guide for academic staff across various disciplines who are involved with dissertation supervision. It is valuable to those in the early stages of their career who may be supervising for the first time; equally, it provides support, guidance and affirmation to those who have supervised over a number of years.

Doing Your Social Science Dissertation

Author: Judith Burnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242412
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dissertations can be the most rewarding, and for some the most stressful, part of any undergraduate degree course, providing the opportunity for students to pursue a chosen subject in some depth, developing their expertise. The dissertation offers many challenges to those seeking to do it well and this guide is the perfect book for those seeking to succeed with their dissertation. Judith Burnett helps students to rise to this challenge, making the most of the opportunities which a dissertation offers and overcoming the obstacles to successful completion. This book takes students through the process of doing a dissertation from turning the raw ideas into a research question, designing the research project, choosing appropriate methods, developing a research proposal, planning and executing the project, working with data, writing up, and preparing the work for presentation. Doing A Dissertation in the Social Sciences is an invaluable guide to avoiding the pitfalls and making the most of the opportunities offered by the dissertation. It ought to be compulsory reading for undergraduate students in any social science discipline. 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!

The Ambivalence of Imperial Discourse

Author: Aaron M. Kahn
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039110988
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This book offers a new reading of Miguel de Cervantes's play "La destruccion de Numancia" (c.1583), analysing the work in relation to theories of empire in sixteenth-century Spain, in the context of plays written immediately before the rise in popularity of Lope de Vega and the "comedia nueva," and the playwright's innovative use of dramatic techniques in this transitional period of Spanish drama. Dramatic writers have always used the stage as a medium through which they could comment on current events involving politics, religion, philosophy, and society; Cervantes was no exception. His discourse concerning imperial expansion in "La Numancia "has resulted in many conflicting interpretations of the play's meaning. This book explores the drama's thematic and generic ambiguities, as well as Cervantes's representation and interpretation of the historical record in the creation of his characters and his portrayal of the fall of Numancia in 133 BC to the Roman army of Scipio Aemilianus. Finally, this study addresses the significance of seemingly intentionally unclear discourse in reference to "La Numancia" and the turbulent political and religious environment of late sixteenth-century Spain."

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity

Author: Deborah Mutch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370144
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Vampires are back - and this time they want to be us, not drain us. This collection considers the recent phenomena of Twilight and True Blood, as well as authors such as Kim Newman and Matt Haig, films such as The Breed and Interview with the Vampire, and television programmes such as Being Human and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

From Liberation to Conquest

Author: Bonnie M. Miller
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558499245
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The American people overwhelmingly supported the nation's entry into the Spanish-American War of 1898, which led to U.S. imperial expansion into the Caribbean and Pacific. In this book, Bonnie M. Miller explores the basis of that support, showing how the nation's leading media makers--editorialists, cartoonists, filmmakers, photographers, and stage performers--captured the public's interest in the Cuban crisis with heart-rending depictions of Cuban civilians, particularly women, brutalized by bloodthirsty Spanish pirates. Although media campaigns initially advocated for the United States to step in to rescue Cuba from the horrors of colonial oppression, the war ended just months later with the U.S. acquisition of Spain's remaining empire, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. President William McKinley heeded the call for war, with the American people behind him, and then proceeded to use the conflict to further his foreign policy agenda of expanding U.S. interests in the Caribbean and Far East. Miller examines the shifting media portrayals of U.S. actions for the duration of the conflict, from liberation to conquest. She shows how the media capitalized on the public's thirst for drama, action, and spectacle and adapted to emerging imperial possibilities. Growing resistance to American imperialism by the war's end unraveled the consensus in support of U.S policy abroad and produced a rich debate that found expression in American visual and popular culture.

Programming Multi Agent Systems

Author: Mehdi Dastani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642387004
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agents Systems held in Valencia, Spain, in June 2012. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 14 submissions covering a wide range of topics in multi-agent system programming languages, including language design and efficient implementation, agent communication, and robot programming. I addition to these regular papers, the volume includes six papers from the Multi-Agent programming Contest 2012 (MAPC).

Say Good Night to Insomnia

Author: Gregg D. Jacobs
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429932058
Format: PDF
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Introduction by Dr. Herbert Benson, author of The Relaxation Response A drug-free, scientifically proven program for conquering insomnia in six weeks. At least thirty million adults ure the stress of severe, chronic insomnia, and the numbers of sufferers aregrowing. Dr. Gregg Jacobs has used the six-week program offered in Say Good Night to Insomnia to help thousands of insomnia sufferers at the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The program succeeds by helping insomniacs change the way they think about sleep, making it a friend instead of an enemy. Among the many topics addressed are these: * Developing a sleep enhancing lifestyle including diet, exercise, and an understanding of the importance of body temperature * Stopping a depency on sleeping pills * Managing negative emotions, stress, and anxiety * Quieting the mind and body to enhance inner feelings of peace Say Good Night to Insomnia is an empowering book that lets insomniacs take control of their minds and bodies by giving them the knowledge and techniques to overcome their problem forever.