Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230345539
Release Date: 2011-08-25
Genre: Education

Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

Researching Chinese Learners

Author: L. Jin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230299481
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners' learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK.

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137289261
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Education

THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook

Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230364974
Release Date: 2009-08-28
Genre: Education

This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

Dissertations and Project Reports

Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137364272
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Education

Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Authoring a PhD

Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230802087
Release Date: 2003-04-28
Genre: Education

Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

Planning Your Postgraduate Research

Author: Margaret Walshaw
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137427359
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Education

This book provides researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully accomplish milestones during the early stages of research activity. Specifically, it assists researchers in developing a skill set that includes developing a research question, writing the literature review, choosing a methodology, and creating a research proposal.

The Work Based Learning Student Handbook

Author: Ruth Helyer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137413840
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Education

This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.

Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Charmaine McKissock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137415257
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Medical

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. New to this edition is a fully updated section on First Aid, and brand new content on making posters and presentations

The Foundations of Research

Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230364905
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Reference

This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.

The Good Study Guide

Author: Andrew Northedge
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 9780749259747
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Distance education

Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk

12 Steps to Study Success

Author: Conrad Lashley
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 0826467903
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

There is much more to exam success than just knowing the course material. There are various skills needed for exams such as revising correctly, exam time management and dealing with nerves and stress, and this book practically deals with these. This text is a practical guide full of original techniques that will help the student to: understand what examiners are really looking for, use revision time more effectively, improve memory, make the most of allotted time in an exam, write better essays, learn how to eliminate exam stress, improve diet and lifestyle to boost energy levels. An essential text for exam success.

Learning Business English in China

Author: Zuocheng Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319592916
Release Date: 2017-07-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book analyses the learning experiences of students of Business English at a Chinese university. It addresses several topical issues in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) education and Business English teaching, including how ESP students learn, how they develop multiple identities. In particular, it focuses on their professional identity in the classroom, and how these identities are transferred to the workplace. This allows the author to present a model of learning Business English that corresponds to the lived experiences of students in China, but which can also be applied to other ESP learner contexts. In doing so, he demonstrates how to research the professional identity of ESP learners from multiple perspectives, and contributes to the validity of research on language learning and learner identity. This book will appeal to scholars of English for Specific Purposes, Second Language Acquisition, and TESOL Education.