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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • biography
  • 140399580X
  • 9781403995803
  • 212,879

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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, Australiashow more

About Martin Davies

MARTIN DAVIES is Acting Directorat the Teaching and Learning Unit,Faculty of Business and Economics,University of Melbourne, Australia.Heis the author of a number of books and haswritten papers for a diverse rangeof scholarly journals.His research interests include critical thinking skills, postgraduate learning, computer-aided argument mapping, evaluation and assessment, history of philosophy, and philosophy of mind.show more

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 Acknowledgementshow more

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