Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

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By (author) Martin Davies


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 20mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 140399580X
  • ISBN 13: 9781403995803
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 30 figures, 31 tables, 2 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 174,539

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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

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'Study Skills for International Postgraduates" is an excellent introduction to the culture and demands of Anglo-American post-graduate education. The sections on how to construct papers are especially useful, even for those already familiar with Anglo-American practices. This is a valuable "how-to" manual for those undertaking study abroad.' - Herman Schwartz, University of Virginia, USA 'Extremely comprehensive and detailed, Study Skills for International Postgraduates is a 'must-have' for all graduate students. The writing is clear and concise, with excellent descriptions and examples provided throughout. Students will find the suggestions for time management, study skills, and organizing research and the writing process invaluable.' - Kristen P. Williams, Clark University, USA 'Extensive in its coverage, Study Skills for International Postgraduates is written in a friendly, accessible style and is sure to be a great, practical resource for international students.' - Hayo Reinders, Middlesex University, UK 'The most concrete and practical guide on the market on how to achieve a postgraduate degree, with a maximum of how-to skills and competencies.' - Lotte Rienecker, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 'This book outlines the core skills vital for successful postgraduate study. It will not only assist international postgraduates but will prove a useful guidebook for any student embarking on the postgraduate journey.' - Dennis Grube, Griffith University, Australia

Table of contents

Preface PART I: BEING A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT Getting Started as a Postgraduate PART II: BASIC SURVIVAL SKILLS Time Management, Getting Organised Managing Information Collected Reading: A Complex Skill PART III: PERILS AND PITFALLS Plagiarism and Paraphrasing Referencing: The Importance of Acknowledgement PART IV: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF OTHERS: DOING RESEARCH The Research Process PART V: WHAT ABOUT ME?: CRITICISING AND ANALYSING Critical Thinking PART VI: PUTTING PEN TO PAPER: WRITING FOR ASSESSMENT Writing Style and Language Writing Critical Reviews: A Step-by-Step Guide Writing an Empirical Report Preparing the Research Essay Writing a Research Essay Writing a Literature Review The Final Polish: Editing and Proofreading PART VII: BEING HEARD: SPEAKING FOR ASSESSMENT Giving a Paper and Presenting in a Tutorial Speaking to your Supervisor or Lecturer PART VIII: WANT TO GO FURTHER? Writing a Research Proposal What Next? Completing a PHD Glossary of Terms Reference List Index