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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.
Why Read this Book?
The Target Audience
Developments in Postgraduate Study
Where to Study and Apply for Funding
Finding your Feet
The Culture of Academia
Reading and Searching for Information and Seeking Advice
Managing your Time, Academic Writing and Presenting your Work
Working with your Supervisor
Working with other Researchers