Effective Communication for Arts and Humanities Students

Effective Communication for Arts and Humanities Students

by Joan van Emden, Lucinda Becker


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Students not only need subject-specific knowledge, but they must also know how to communicate well. From that first assignment or seminar paper, to the final report, dissertation or exam, this guide provides detailed help and support with lots of examples and practical advice throughout. Continuing to provide invaluable guidance, even after the course has finished, the book also includes chapters on how to prepare a CV, applying for a job, and how to succeed at interview.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333984871
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/06/2003
Series: Macmillan Study Skills
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joan van Emden has written extensively about writing and speaking for engineers, including two books already in the Palgrave Study Guides series. She is Director of the Jove Centre which specialises in technical writing and presentations, and has taught these subjects at the University of Reading for over twenty years.

Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy in English Literature at the University of Reading, UK. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of The Mature Student's Handbook, 14 Days to Exam Success and co-author of Writing for Engineers and Presentation Skills for Students (with Joan van Emden).

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Listening, Reading and Making Notes.- Good Writing Style.- Essays, Reports and Dissertations.- Small-Group Presentations.- Formal Presentations.- Delivery and Non-Verbal Communication.- Assessment, Revision and Exam Techniques.- Preparing a CV and Job Application.- The Successful Job Interview.- Index.

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