Returning to Study: A Guide for Professionals / Edition 1

Returning to Study: A Guide for Professionals / Edition 1

by Stuart Powell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335201318

ISBN-13: 9780335201310

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335201310
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgements xii
Introduction
1(14)
Overview
1(1)
Introduction
2(1)
Reasons for returning to study
2(3)
'New' study and an existing lifestyle
5(5)
Interpreting learning
10(3)
Summary
13(1)
Conclusion
13(2)
Thinking and learning
15(17)
Overview
15(1)
Introduction
15(1)
The personal dimension to learning
16(1)
The need for critical thinking
17(10)
A place for originality and creativity
27(2)
Reflection
29(2)
Summary
31(1)
Conclusion
31(1)
Working and communicating with others
32(16)
Overview
32(1)
Introduction
32(1)
Working effectively in groups
33(3)
Accessing knowledge
36(3)
Oral presentations
39(6)
Relationships with tutors or supervisors
45(2)
Summary
47(1)
Conclusion
47(1)
Effective reading and listening
48(14)
Overview
48(1)
Introduction
48(1)
Effective reading
49(7)
Making and using notes
56(5)
Summary
61(1)
Conclusion
61(1)
Planning to write
62(18)
Overview
62(1)
Introduction
62(1)
Writing as part of the process of studying
63(1)
The early stages in academic writing
64(10)
Developing a structure for your assignment
74(3)
Summary
77(2)
Conclusion
79(1)
Effective writing
80(22)
Overview
80(1)
Introduction
80(1)
Making use of structure
81(2)
Some conventions in academic writing
83(5)
Professional orientation of written work
88(1)
Using your reading
88(4)
The reference list and the bibliography
92(5)
Presentation and submission
97(4)
Summary
101(1)
Conclusion
101(1)
Writing a dissertation or report
102(22)
Overview
102(1)
Introduction
102(1)
The demands of a dissertation or report
103(1)
Questions to be investigated
104(5)
What does academic investigation entail?
109(2)
Academic investigation and professional progress
111(2)
Dissertation constraints
113(4)
Writing a dissertation title
117(1)
Writing an abstract
118(1)
Supervisory feedback
119(2)
Using graphics
121(1)
Summary
122(1)
Conclusion
122(2)
Conclusion
124(8)
Overview
124(1)
Introduction
124(1)
Maintaining focus in the face of risk and variable progress
125(3)
The reflective practitioner
128(1)
Seeking support and dealing with self-doubt
129(1)
Summary
130(1)
Conclusion
130(2)
References 132(3)
Suggestions for further reading 135(5)
Index 140

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