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Welcome to your Scientific Study Skills reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
Essential Study Skills by Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy hereDo you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you′re at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you′ll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don′t miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. 'An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their 'skills' to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the 'how to' alongside the 'what' of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.' - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
Call Number: STSK 371.30281 BUR
Publication Date: 2016
The Study Skills Handbook by This is the ultimate guide to study skills, written by million copy bestselling author Stella Cottrell. Her tried and tested approach, based on over twenty years' experience of working with students, has helped over a million students to achieve their potential. When it comes to studying, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This engaging and accessible guide shows students how to tailor their learning to their individual needs in order to boost their grades, build their confidence and increase their employability. Fully revised for the fifth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed. This is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of all disciplines, and is also ideal for postgraduates, mature students and international students. It prepares students for what to expect before, during and after their studies at university.
Call Number: STSK 378.170281 COT + eBook
Publication Date: 2019
How to Write Better Essays by This indispensable guide takes students through each step of the essay writing process, enabling them to tackle written assignments with confidence. Students will develop their ability to analyse complex concepts, evaluate and critically engage with arguments, communicate their ideas clearly and concisely and generate more ideas of their own. Chapters are short and succinct and cover topics such as reading purposefully, note-taking, essay writing in exams and avoiding plagiarism. Packed with practical activities and handy hints which students can apply to their own writing, this is an ideal resource for students looking to improve the quality and clarity of their academic writing. This book will be a source of guidance and inspiration for students of all disciplines and levels who need to write essays as part of their course. New to this Edition: - Brand new chapters on topics such as learning from feedback, finding your voice and using the right vocabulary - Expanded companion website featuring videos, interactive exercises, sample essays and lecturer resources - Exclusive web-only chapter on improving your memory
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2018
Biomeasurement: a student's guide to biological statistics by A refreshing, student-focused introduction to the use of statistics in the study of the biosciences. Emphasising why statistical techniques are essential tools for bioscientists, Biomeasurement removes the stigma attached to statistics by giving students the confidence to use key techniques for themselves.Key Features:Includes the best online resources and software support for bioscience students needing to integrate statistics into their studies and apply it in their researchExplains why statistics are needed, how to choose and carry out statistical analyses, and how their results can be interpreted.Focuses on the application of statistics as a valuable research tool, avoiding detailed treatment of the mathematical basis of statisticsEmphasises explanations so that students are guided through the key concepts and techniques in a steady, progressive wayEnables students to build confidence in handling actual data through the use of real datasetsIllustrates the use of the techniques in published research work through 'Literature Links', which highlight the importance of statistics in real-world science and demonstrate how to report results in a professional mannerComes with a strong suite of accompanying online resources for students and teachers including helpsheets and screencasts for using SPSS and R, as well as datasets, and interactive calculation sheets.New to This Edition:New sections giving guidance on sample size choices and their consequencesAn additional 'Choosing Chart' for graphs to help explore and communicate dataA new checklist for reporting results in tables and figuresFuller treatment of frequency data and their handling in chi-square tests using SPSSExpanded online support for R and SPSS, including additional example datasets.This title is available as an eBook. Visit VitalSource for more information or to purchase.
Call Number: 570.72 HAW
Publication Date: 2019
Experimental Design for the Life Sciences by The careful design of experiments lies at the core of good research. Experimental Design for the Life Sciences equips you with the skills you need to effectively design experiments, making this essential aspect of the research process readily understandable. It demonstrates how goodexperimental design relies on clear thinking and biological understanding, not mathematical or statistical complexity.With a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the book walks you through the considerations that go into designing an experiment in clear, practical terms. Using examples drawn from across the life sciences - from ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and health sciences - theauthors illustrate how these concepts are applied within the broad context of real biological research.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource centre to accompany Experimental Design for the Life Sciences features:For students:* Self-test questions and answers* Additional examples* Supplementary sections discuss complex concepts and statistical issues in more depth* Links to useful websites and free softwareFor lecturers:* Suggested course structures, complete with practical exercises* Figures from the book, available to download
Call Number: 570.724 RUX
Publication Date: 2017
Critical Thinking Skills by The second edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Written by Stella Cottrell, leader in the field with over one million book sales to date, this text breaks down a complex subject into easily understood blocks, providing easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations and practice activities to develop understanding and practise your skills at each stage. Essential for students who are mystified by tutor comments such as 'more critical analysis needed', this is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to develop advanced skills in this area and learn to apply them to tasks such as reading, writing and note-taking.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011
The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia by Packed with advice, checklists and templates this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style the guidance given in this book can be broken down into manageable chunks allowing you to work at your own pace. Issues covered include: " Procrastination " Planning your assignment " Understanding your assignment question " Researching your assignment " Writing your assignment " Referencing your assignment " Managing your own well-being. Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops, Monica Gribben has written this book to be as accessible as possible for students with dyslexia as they work through the many challenges that studying at university will present. Features and materials include: " Helpful Hints " Timetable cards " Assignment checklists " Frequently Asked Questions " Exercises to help students develop study skills strategies Downloadable electronic resources are available online to increase the accessibility of the materials provided. This book is the perfect guide for any student with dyslexia studying in higher education. Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences by Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences reviews the skills a bioscience student needs to develop to fulfil their true potential during their studies, and to enhance their employability beyond university.Written in a practical, motivational style, with plenty of examples and advice to help the reader master the skills being explored, the book explains how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials, and group work; how to get the most out of the vast array of information that is available in books,in journals, and on the web; how to communicate your work and ideas effectively to others; and how to revise for and complete exams to give yourself the best chance of success.Written specifically for bioscience students by two experienced bioscience educators, Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is the essential guide to getting the most out of your studies - and beyond.The Online Resource Centre to accompany Study and Communcation Skills for the Biosciences features:For lecturers:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download;For students:* Examples of good and bad practice when using Powerpoint presentations;* Examples of good and bad practice when producing posters
Call Number: 378.170281024
Publication Date: 2009
Reading Critically at University by Have you ever been asked to critique an article, book, or past project and wondered what exactly was meant by `critique′? This book provides 13 different ways of undertaking a critique. It will help you to confidently use these critique methods to develop your own methods. Each chapter contains sample passages, example critiques and explanations of underlying theory to help you to consolidate your understanding and skills. Reading Critically at University will support undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences, as they master different critique methods. It will also be an excellent resource for all undergraduate study skills modules. 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, resources and videos on study success!
Call Number: 371.30281 MET + eBook
Publication Date: 2006
Science Study Skills by This handy guide helps science students to develop essential skills for success in their discipline. Featuring top tips, memorable illustrations and real scientific examples, it shows them how to record their observations accurately, interpret their results accurately and develop good time management skills and study habits. It also contains practical guidance on tackling different types of assignments, responding to feedback and preparing for exams. This is an invaluable resource for science students on both further and higher education courses.
Call Number: STSK 371.302 ROB
Publication Date: 2009
Writing for Science and Engineering by Learning how to write clearly and concisely is an integral part of furthering your research career; however, doing so is not always easy. In this second edition, fully updated and revised, Dr. Silyn-Roberts explains in plain English the steps to writing abstracts, theses, journal papers, funding bids, literature reviews, and more. The book also examines preparing seminar and conference presentations. Written in a practical and easy to follow style specifically for postgraduate students in Engineering and Sciences, this book is essential in learning how to create powerful documents. Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due its clear, concise style. The practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students. Written in modular format, so you only need to access the relevant chapter Covers a wide range of document and presentation types Includes easy-to-understand rules to improve writing
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013