EBOOK: The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook

EBOOK: The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook

Author: Sarah Moore

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335240074

Category: Study Aids

Page: 200

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"We would heartily recommend the book to students who are at the beginning of their studies." Maxine Fletcher, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes "This book’s crammed full of very useful topics, information and exercises that I've never seen before, especially in the section on research, which I particularly liked." Joel, Student, Keele University Competition for graduate jobs has never been so fierce. The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook will help you succeed from the first week of your studies through to graduation. 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. This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises. Written by a team of experts and tested on students, the advice in this book will help you to improve your grades, save time and develop the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers. Whichever subject you are studying, this practical and concise book will help you find your individual learning style and tell you exactly what you need to know to excel as a student: Working out the best way for you to learn Doing your research Presentations Revising for exams Improving your critical thinking skills Managing your time

EBOOK: Studying at a Distance: A guide for students

EBOOK: Studying at a Distance: A guide for students

Author: Christine Talbot

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262557

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This authoritative book has supported thousands of distance learners, providing accessible support and friendly advice for their studies. This essential guide provides practical help for anyone who is embarking on a distance learning course. Ideal for those who have not previously studied at a distance or for students returning to study after a break, it covers fundamental issues such as motivation, goal-setting, time management and coping strategies. The fourth edition includes: • How to understand the distance learning experience and what your institution expects of its distance learners • The practicalities of learning at a distance, including how to get support when you need it • Updated information on the use of new technologies in distance learning, including mobile learning • Tips and advice on doing a research project at a distance • Coverage of key study skills including reading and note-making, completing written assignments, developing critical analysis skills and avoiding plagiarism • Support for international students in understanding how to make the most of studying remotely at a UK Higher Education institution Hallmark features of this book are the comments and advice offered by students and tutors sharing their own experiences of distance learning. It also includes comprehensive self-study activities that highlight the element of active learning that is crucial to successful studying at a distance. Studying at a Distance, 4th edition is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.

EBOOK: Studying at a Distance

EBOOK: Studying at a Distance

Author: Christine Talbot

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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"This book is invaluable for the first time, or even the long term, distance learner. Areas covered include motivation for studying, the learning process, note taking, tips on e-learning, in fact everything up to, and including, preparing for exams. Excellent for dipping into when you hit an obstacle to your studies. Highly recommended." ***** Review of the second edition from Amazon.co.uk This essential guide provides practical help and support for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break. It covers fundamental issues such as motivation, goal setting, time management and coping strategies. Additional coverage in the third edition includes:Specific information on the use of new technologies in distance learningDetailed coverage of referencing, citation and plagiarismDescription of using mind maps and other techniques for planning and writing essays or reportsSupport for disabled students, particularly those with dyslexiaAn expanded further resources sectionHallmark features of this book are the comments and advice offered by distance learning students and tutors. It also includes a comprehensive exploration of developments in e-learning as well as self-study activities that highlight the element of active learning that is crucial to successful studying at a distance. Studying at a Distance is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.

EBOOK: How to Improve your Assignment Results

EBOOK: How to Improve your Assignment Results

Author: Colin Neville

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335237654

Category: Study Aids

Page: 184

View: 951

Are you puzzled by tutor comments on your assignments? Do you want to improve your grades but aren’t sure how? Do you want help but don’t know where to go or who to ask? If so, then this book will save the day! It will help any student to understand the comments they receive on their assignments and improve their assignment results. The book focuses on the common weaknesses that lecturers highlight when they write comments such as: ‘You have not answered the question’ ‘Your work is more descriptive than critical’ ‘You did not tell me anything new’ ‘Your English is weak; it was difficult to follow your arguments’ And by understanding what tutors are looking for in essays, students can quickly learn how to improve their assignment structures, the language they use, and their referencing skills in order to raise their grades. There is also a vital section on how to be more creative in assignments as well as a chapter on where to go for more help. This is an essential companion for all students who are not sure how to address the assignment feedback raised by their lecturer. It is also key reading for those who give feedback to students.

EBOOK: Doing Social Research: A Global Context

EBOOK: Doing Social Research: A Global Context

Author: Claire Wagner

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077152512

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 292

With its focus on critical thinking and applied learning, Doing Social Research provides a unique approach to conducting social research. The book is organised according to the broad chronology of developing and conducting a typical student research project and provides coverage of key theories alongside exercises, case studies and scenarios.Written specifically for students in South Africa and the developing world and drawing on examples from a range of fields in the social sciences, the book brings research methods to life.

EBOOK: Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook

EBOOK: Succeeding with your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook

Author: John Biggam

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243228

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

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What do I need to do to write a literature, context or systematic review? How do I explain my research methods and write up my findings? Help! How do I prepare for a viva? This essential handbook carefully guides the student through the entire dissertation process from start to finish, offering clear, straightforward and practical advice. Biggam uses clear illustrations of what students should do- or not do - to reach their full potential, helping them to succeed with their dissertation and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Thoroughly updated, this popular book takes the student from research proposal, through literature reviews, research methods, and writing up, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, through to submission and marking, featuring: • New chapter on ‘Introducing the Master’s Dissertation’ focusing on the skills you need to succeed • New material on Contextual Review for computer science, art and performance art students • Updated material on the benefits of using university library databases and social media in research • Expanded advice on the emotional journey and where to find assistance and support • New Research Methods chapter for art, drama and computer science students This is key reading for any social science, business, humanities or healthcare student required to complete a dissertation as part of their studies. It will also prove useful for undergraduate students considering postgraduate studies and for supervisors facilitating dissertation supervision. "This book is a really excellent and friendly guide through the Master’s dissertation process. It is clearly and engagingly written and easily understandable to a student. It also guides students gently from a general understanding in the first chapter, down to a significant level of detail in each subsequent chapter with worked examples and relevant practical tips. It also usefully highlights common mistakes. The book presents a realistic view of undertaking a Master’s degree, presenting the generic skills needed for success and acknowledging that life outside the dissertation is complex, messy, and can sometimes get in the way! It is particularly useful and relevant to my students as, unlike many other books on this topic, it does not ignore practice-based forms of research, in fact the book includes a substantial chapter on practice-as-research in the creative disciplines. This chapter includes software alongside creative arts and is therefore particularly suitable for inter- or multi-disciplinary postgraduates using technology to enhance their existing understanding of a subject (or their practice) through research. I also really like the fact that the chapter on Abstracts is at the end (where it belongs!) and that students are explicitly told to write it last – no matter how many times I tell my students this, it is a common and recurring mistake!" Daisy Abbott, School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, UK "The dissertation component of a Master’s programme can be very daunting for students. In this book John Biggam demystifies both the concept, and process of a dissertation. Biggam clearly explains the different parts of a dissertation, and offers a pragmatic structure which can be used by students to help frame their ideas. Also, the guidance given in the book is written in a reassuring tone which is never patronising. The summary on good practise in dissertation writing should be particularly useful during the planning stage, and as a final check for students." Dr Donna Murray SFHEA, Head of Taught Student Development, Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh, UK

EBOOK: International Marketing

EBOOK: International Marketing

Author: Pervez Ghauri

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077148164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 682

View: 520

Now in its fourth edition, this successful introduction to international marketing has been thoroughly revised, updated and developed throughout to reflect the most recent developments in today’s dynamic business environment. Contemporary, engaging and accessible, International Marketing is essential reading for the aspiring practitioner. You will discover: •The importance of international marketing to creating growth and value •The management practices of companies, large and small, seeking market opportunities outside their home country •Why international marketing management strategies should be viewed from a global perspective •The role of emerging economies in today’s business environment •The impact of increased competition, changing market structures, and differing cultures upon business Key Features: • An extensive collection of in-depth Case Studies focus upon a diverse range of companies from around the world and are designed to apply understanding and provoke debate. •‘Going International’ vignettes go beyond the theory and demonstrate international marketing in real life with contemporary and engaging examples. •Further Reading sections have been designed to reflect both the most influential and the most recent studies relating to each chapter acting as a spring board to further study •Key Terms are highlighted where they first appear and define in the margin for ease of reference to aid understanding. A full Glossary is also provided at the end of the book and online. •A new chapter in response to reviewer feedback dedicated to International Segmentation and Positioning. Professor Pervez Ghauri teaches International Marketing and International Business at King’s College London. He has been Editor-in-Chief of International Business Review since 1992 and editor (Europe) for the Journal of World Business, since 2008.

EBOOK: Foundations of Economics

EBOOK: Foundations of Economics

Author: David Begg

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077145613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

View: 805

Foundations of Economics, fifth edition is ideal for students taking introductory economics modules as part of an interdisciplinary course. Building on the success of the previous editions, the book provides accessible overviews of key economic topics, interweaving these with real-world examples and practical activities to equip students to think for themselves. Features of this edition include: Topical and up-to-date material, presented alongside real-world examples and policy problems Additional mini case studies on areas such as banking, youth unemployment, sport and the music industry, to demonstrate the practical application of economics in contemporary situations Consideration of the global financial crisis, European economy and recent policy developments Succinctly offering the proven quality, consistency and clarity of the parent text Economics ('The Student Bible', BBC Radio 4), Foundations of Economics, fifth edition is the essential text for today's non-specialist economics student. The book is accompanied by an excellent resource package at www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/textbooks/begg, which includes: For students: Interactive graphing tool, case studies, self-test questions, weblinks For lecturers: PowerPoint slides, lecture outlines, EZ Test Online test bank, videos & teaching notes, figures from the book, solutions to questions in the book & additional exam questions

EBOOK: Economics for Business

EBOOK: Economics for Business

Author: David Begg

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077175290

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 567

Economics for Business 5th edition is an essential introduction to economics tailor-made for business students. Economic principles are clearly explained within the context of modern business, drawing on a wealth of contemporary examples that bring the topics to life.

EBOOK: Sports in Society

EBOOK: Sports in Society

Author: Jay Coakley

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077160555

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 399

Using a topics-based approach organized around provocative questions about the interaction of sports, culture and society, Sports in Society presents an accessible introduction to research and theory in the sociology of sport. This new edition continues the legacy of the previous editions while introducing new material and examples that bring theory to life. Current debates in sports, such as how youth participation can be increased or sport funding allocated, have been integrated throughout the text to provide a holistic view of society. An Online Learning Centre accompanies this book offering a range of lecturer support materials as well as resources and tests for students.