Study Skills for Criminology

Study Skills for Criminology

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The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. The new edition of this best-selling study skills book is a practical guide to success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree.

Fully revised to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree, including topics on choosing modules, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams and careers after your degree.

New to the second edition:

a chapter on plagiarism
developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources
expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills
advice on moving from A-level to university.

Maintaining its student-friendly approach and useful pedagogy - tips, activities, glossary, key terms and issues - Study Skills for Criminology is an essential purchase for any student of criminology or criminal justice looking to excel in their degree.

John Harrison, formerly of Teesside University
Mark Simpson is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University.
Olwen Harrison, formerly of Teesside University.
Emma Martin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 15.24mm | 360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1849207941
  • 9781849207942
  • 1,088,715

Table of contents

Programmes or Courses
Using This Book
Content of the Guide
The Academic Environment
The Academic Year And Modular Structure
How Will The Modules Be Taught?
How Much Time Will You Be Expected To Spend Studying?
Who Are Your Lecturers?
How Should You Study?
What Will Your Time At University Be Like?
Coping With Anxiety
Assessment in Criminology
What Is Assessment?
Types Of Assessment - Formative And Summative
Peer Assessment
Learning Outcomes
Marking Criteria
Choosing Modules To Study
Relative Weighting Of Assessments
Assessment Range
Presentation Skills
Report Writing
Portfolio Building
Examination Assessment
Why Examinations?
Types Of Examination
Planning Your Examination Preparation
Organising Your Examination Revision
Gathering Information
Summarising Information
Memory Strategies
Past Papers As A Revision Aid
Examination Strategies
Writing Style
Using References
Protocols To Be Observed During Examinations
Marking Criteria
Studying Criminology at University
What Is Criminology?
How Does Criminology Relate To Other Disciplines?
Finding Information about Criminology
Why Should We Read?
Starting Out
Reading For A Purpose
Sources Of Information
How To Use The Web
Using A Variety Of Sources
Finding Information
Essay Writing
Planning Your Essay Preparation
Reading And Understanding The Question
Gathering Information For Your Essay
Taking Notes From The Literature
Writing The Essay Conclusion
References And Bibliography
Marking Criteria
Dissertation/Research Project Writing
Understanding Plagiarism
Types Of Plagiarism
The Consequences Of Plagiarism
Why Plagiarise?
Avoiding Plagiarism
Studying Criminological Theory and Criminal Justice Practice
Criminological Theories
Criminology Theories, Policy And Practice
Reflections on Studying at University
Reflections On Studying At University
Making Your Degree Work for You
Personal Development Planning
Criminological Occupations
Continuing In Education
Constructing A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Appendix 1: Sample Answers to Activity 7a
Appendix 2: Rationale for Activity 10g
Appendix 3: Useful Websites Appendix 4: Further Reading
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This is not just another 'how to study' book. This is about how to make the most of your studies and be ready in the workplace: how to make the investment pay off.'
Dr Francis Pakes, Portsmouth University

The book contains no shortage of good advice on studying at university and adopts a practical approach to graduate skills and employment preparedness. A sound investment for new students.
-Dr Pamela Davies, Northumbria University
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