How to Manage Your Distance and Open Learning Course

Author: Lucinda Becker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230801919
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.

IT Skills for Successful Study

Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113722259X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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These days, most students arrive at university with some IT skills. Most have surfed the Internet, used email and word processing applications, but few have used spreadsheets or presentation software. Even where students are able to use applications, many are unaware of the extent to which they can be used to aid their studies. Taking account of students' existing skills, IT Skills for Successful Study will help students to develop intermediate or advanced IT skills in those areas most relevant to studying, and to use IT for maximum benefit.

Work Placements A Survival Guide for Students

Author: Christine Fanthome
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137195975
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is an essential guide for students contemplating or embarking upon work placements. Using comments from students, employers and tutors, it includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement; audit skills; construct a strong CV and application; prepare for an interview and derive maximum benefit from the work placement experience. The book identifies common problems facing students, together with remedial strategies, and offers suggestions for tackling written and oral assignments. Finally, it shows how to create and implement a successful job-search strategy.

Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Charmaine McKissock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137014083
Format: PDF, ePub
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This highly visual text is the perfect companion for anyone studying anatomy and physiology. Offering innovative techniques to help students with their learning, this user-friendly, accessible study skills text is the perfect accompaniment to any course or textbook. Complex processes are brought to life with imaginative diagrams and storylines which aid understanding, reinforce memory and also support students with memory, dyslexic or mathematical difficulties.

Studying Psychology

Author: Andrew Stevenson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230517820
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Studying Psychology is designed to provide students with skills and strategies for writing essays, undertaking psychological research and using statistics in psychology. Acting as the ideal companion to an introductory psychology textbook, the second edition of Studying Psychology is just as detailed as the first edition, with even more activity-based exercises, as well as containing a number of new extended sections including updating research, extending research methods and statistics methods, a new chapter on psychology and everyday life, and extra material on exam preparation.

Researching Online

Author: David Dolowitz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403997227
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the use of internet technology in research. It provides full accounts of the different ways in which online resources can help with research projects in any area of the social sciences or humanities along with useful hints and tips as to how you can make the internet work for you.

How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137293357
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293297
Format: PDF
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here 'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. 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!