Teaching at University

A Guide for Postgraduates and Researchers

Author: Kate Morss,Rowena Murray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412902977

Category: Education

Page: 210

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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

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

A Guide for Tutors

Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600674

Category: Education

Page: 288

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'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!

Essential Study Skills

The Complete Guide to Success at University

Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446260449

Category: Study Aids

Page: 472

View: 9642

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! 'Brilliant little book! ... It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes ... the bread and butter of student life.' - Amazon review Do you want to do better at university? Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you. Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - 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 Pass exams with flying colours Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focusing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead. Visit the Essential Study Skills Companion Website Launched with this edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including video tips, study packs, practice exercises and other tools for you to use in both your preparation and actual 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Study Skills

A Teaching Programme for Students in Schools and Colleges

Author: Pat Guy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184860761X

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Includes CD-Rom There are many 'Do-it-Yourself' manuals for students and young people experiencing study skills problems. However, if this group of young people could study these books then they would already have the skills necessary! In order to use a self help manual the student needs internal motivation, the ability to self-instruct from text and the ability to put the learned strategy into place... but these are the same attributes that these students find difficult. In this book, Pat Guy provides a series of lesson plans making up a taught study skills course for secondary schools, sixth forms, FE colleges and Pupil Referral Units. She shows the reader how to teach, through self assessment, practice and confidence-building techniques, the techniques and self management required to achieve independent study skills. All the activities and worksheets, including revision and exam tips for the students, are easily printable from the accompanying CD-rom. The sessions can be delivered by teachers, tutors, Learning Mentors, or anyone whose aim is to improve attendance and achievement in older students. Pat Guy has taught for over twenty years in LEA and secondary schools in Outer London, Northamptonshire, Birmingham and Bedfordshire as a class teacher, subject teacher, SEN support, SENCO and advisory teacher.

Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Author: Sandra Hargreaves,Jamie Crabb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968240

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 4794

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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!

How to Succeed at University

An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development

Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204960

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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How to Succeed at University is a uniquely comprehensive study skills and personal development guide, incorporating coverage of personal skills, academic skills and job search skills within the framework of personal development planning. All the key skills are covered, with a strong focus on the importance of the continuing personal development process and the ultimate goal of employability. In terms of personal skills, the book offers advice on handling stress, time management and developing interpersonal skills. The academic skills section concentrates on the skills crucial for learning effectively, carrying out research, writing up your work and tackling exams. The job search skills covered include discussion of how to identify the best job according to skill set and how to stand out in the applications and selection process. This book will be an essential companion for all undergraduate students, whatever their subject of study, and for those 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.

The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877737

Category: Education

Page: 336

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"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!

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281108

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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This accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author's many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get better marks in assignments. The advice works because it uses real examples of students' work to explain what tutors look for, and shows you how to get there. New to this Third Edition: - increased coverage of plagiarism (and how to avoid it) - how to show critical reflection and judgement - turning useful notes from lectures and readings into powerful written arguments - updated material on citations and references - new examples of students' work - developing an academic 'voice'. The book is packed with practical advice on how to read widely, search for reading materials, structure your writing and use language effectively. With plenty of dos and don'ts, this is a perfect guide for students studying at all levels. Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Years and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. 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!

Study Skills for Business and Management

How to Succeed at University and Beyond

Author: Patrick Tissington,Christos Orthodoxou

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781446266496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7827

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Want to stand out from the thousands of other business and management students when you graduate from university? This comprehensive study skills book gives you all the tools and techniques needed to graduate with a better degree than you thought possible. Study Skills for Business and Management is written in an entertaining and non-patronising way and is filled with examples and case studies. With chapters on efficient and effective reading, working in groups, managing and writing essays and succeeding in exams, this textbook is written specifically with business and management students' needs in mind. Key features: Written by an academic and a recent business and management graduate who are in touch with what it is like to study Business and Management today and the challenges students face Based on primary research in to which study skills are the most effective, providing an evidence-based approach that you can trust in and saving you precious time Contains a wealth of current examples from recent business and management graduates, highlighting examples of good practice as well as common pitfalls to avoid An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors. 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.

Essay Writing

A Student's Guide

Author: MunLing Shields

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242612

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6000

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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!

Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

Author: Juliette Oko,Jim Reid

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857258079

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students. 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.

The International Student's Guide

Studying in English at University

Author: Ricky Lowes,Helen Peters,Marie Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446231631

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 415

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This book is intended for students from all language backgrounds other than English, attending or preparing to attend a university where the medium of instruction is English, particularly in the UK. The International Student's Guide helps you succeed at university, by sharing the experiences of many international students who have already attended a university in the UK. Every student is unique, with different abilities and needs. With this in mind, the authors provide you with practical information and help on a range of aspects of study. They focus on both spoken and written forms of communication, and deal with the approaches to thinking and learning which you will meet in higher education in the UK system. Written by experienced lecturers in language and learning, the book offers a wealth of advice and guidance on topics such as: ways of learning how to make the most of your own strengths working in seminars and groups writing in different forms, disciplines and at different levels assessment techniques such as exams and oral presentations. Whether you are embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help you manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment. This book is for students studying at any level in English on Foundation courses, on degree programmes, undergraduate or postgraduate, or on pre-masters programmes. It could be used in EAP classes and on summer courses and pre-entry programmes or for self study. It could also be used for staff-development purposes with lecturers teaching students from different language backgrounds. It is assumed that the reader already has a grasp of English at least equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or 5 or TOEFL 450-500 (130-170 on the computerised test). 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!

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780857029997

Category: Education

Page: 240

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'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.

Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Liz Atkins,Susan Wallace

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268071

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This accessible and practical book is a perfect quick guide for postgraduate researchers in education. Looking at the interdependence of teaching and research, the authors show that a critical and analytical exploration of policies and practices is a necessary part of what we mean by being a 'professional' in education. Drawing on the authors' substantial experience of teaching research skills at postgraduate level, as well as on their own experiences as active researchers, the book will guide you through: - discourse analysis - visual methods - textual research - data collection and analysis This co-authored book is structured around a range of methods applicable to educational research and appropriate for use by practitioners at all stages of their professional development. It takes recognisable, 'real life' scenarios as its starting point for each discussion of method, so that readers are able to start from the known and familiar. As well as exploring theoretical aspects of research method, each chapter provides practical tasks and points for discussion and reflection. These approaches, taken together, are designed to build confidence and encourage reader engagement and enjoyment. Liz Atkins is a lecturer and researcher in education at the University of Huddersfield. Susan Wallace is Professor of Continuing Education at Nottingham Trent University. Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier - Action Research in Education, McAteer - Ethnography in Education, Mills and Morton For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

Good Essay Writing

A Social Sciences Guide

Author: Peter Redman,Wendy Maples

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

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

The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

Author: D. Jean Clandinin,Jukka Husu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415461

Category: Education

Page: 1288

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The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education offers an ambitious and international overview of the current landscape of teacher education research, as well as the imagined futures. The two volumes are divided into sub-sections: Section One: Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education Section Two: Learning Teacher Identity in Teacher Education Section Three: Learning Teacher Agency in Teacher Education Section Four: Learning Moral & Ethical Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Five: Learning to Negotiate Social, Political, and Cultural Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Six: Learning through Pedagogies in Teacher Education Section Seven: Learning the Contents of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Eight: Learning Professional Competencies in Teacher Education and throughout the Career Section Nine: Learning with and from Assessments in Teacher Education Section Ten: The Education and Learning of Teacher Educators Section Eleven: The Evolving Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Education Section Twelve: A Reflective Turn This handbook is a landmark collection for all those interested in current research in teacher education and the possibilities for how research can influence future teacher education practices and policies. Watch handbook editors D. Jean Clandinin and Jukka Husu and handbook working editorial board members Jerry Rosiek, Mistilina Sato and Auli Toom discuss key aspects of the new handbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yee8cZVakfc

Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study

Author: Geoffrey C Elliott,Karima Kadi-Hanifi,Carla Solvason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450496

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Not quite sure how to raise your standards from undergrad level to post-grad level? This book suggests strategies and methods for making sure you meet the standards expected of postgraduate study.

Seven Steps to a Successful Career

A Guide to Employability

Author: Lucinda Becker,Felicity Becker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473967856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1538

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Are you a student thinking about the next steps in your career or study? Are you taking an employability module at university or are you just keen to learn more about how to get the job you want? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you! Clear, focused and strategic it is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change. Key features of the book include: Advice from current students, graduates and employers Exercises designed to provide a ‘quick fix’ when faced with challenges Checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks Practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies. This is an ideal guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job! 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!

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Author: Jerry J Wellington,Ann-Marie Bathmaker,Cheryl Hunt,Gary McCulloch,Pat Sikes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600704

Category: Education

Page: 240

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'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, Succeeding with Your Doctorate offers complete, up-to-date guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The five experienced authors give advice on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping you to engage in critical reflection to better understand your own research biases, to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva. Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research. Topics include: Preparing for a doctorate Embarking on your Research Adapting to life as a student Working with a supervisor Reading critically Conceptualising your research Thinking about methodologies and approaches Producing a thesis Preparing for and taking the viva Disseminating your research. ? 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!