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Palgrave Macmillan

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

ISBN 9781403995803
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Study Skills

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.

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.

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

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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
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