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Postgraduate students require a variety of skills in addition tothe specialist knowledge of their area of research, includingorganisation, time management, preparation and presentation of aseminar, and writing a thesis and a research paper. Thisoutstanding title provides PhD and MSc students with advice on keyissues relating to the organisation and presentation of theirresearch.
- Helps students to deal with an increasingly competitivemarketplace after completing their studies
- Clearly written and illustrated by professional lecturers
- Covers the skills that the Research Councils expect students todevelop during their doctoral training
- Features handy quick tips, checklists and key‘remember’ points so that students can dip into it inany order throughout their research or read in stages as their workdevelops
This easy-to-use guide on study skills is also of practicalvalue to new supervisors wanting to ensure their students areequipped with the transferable skills needed to take them throughtheir PhD and beyond.
From the reviews:
“I am left with just one question: why should readerspick this manual as opposed to others?… One answer is timing:Due to this book’s newness, its lists of websites and thelike for additional information will prove highly reliable…Second, the fact that it was written by several people, each one anexpert in the area he or she discusses… Yet the ultimateanswer… rests with the book’s conciseness, its coverageof so much advice on so many (related) subjects…”IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, March 2006
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Clare Isacke.
Introduction by Kathryn Allen.
List of contributors.
SECTION ONE: PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS.
Chapter 1: Effective Organisation and Time Management(Professor Steve Webb and Professor Bob Ott).
Chapter 2: Personal and Interpersonal Skills (Mr NeilWalford).
SECTION TWO: FINDING AND USING INFORMATION.
Chapter 3: Information Retrieval (Barry Jenkins)
Chapter 4: Critical Reading (Dr Stan Venitt).
SECTION THREE: COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
Chapter 5: Oral and Poster Presentations (Dr MaggieFlower).
Chapter 6: Writing a Paper (Dr Jeff Bamber).
Chapter 7: Writing and Defending Your Thesis (Dr StanVenitt).