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Welcome to your Honours Project reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation by Writing a dissertation is like running a marathon: a successful one takes months of careful planning and preparation. This practical guide takes undergraduate students step-by-step through the process of completing a dissertation, from the initial stages of generating original ideas and planning the project through to writing their first draft and critically reviewing their own work. It shows students how to choose the most appropriate methods for collecting and analysing their data and how to then integrate this research into their dissertation. Students will learn how to develop consistent and persuasive arguments and write up their research in a clear and concise style. This book is an essential resource for undergraduates of all disciplines who are required to write a dissertation as part of their degree.
Call Number: STSK 808.02 GRE + eBook
Publication Date: 2014
The Undergraduate Research Handbook by This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.
Call Number: STSK 001.42 WIS
Publication Date: 2009
Writing for Science Students by Catering to the specific needs of science students, this award-winning guide will equip students of all scientific disciplines with the skills they need to communicate effectively in written assignments. The book guides students through each of the key stages involved in producing a piece of scientific writing. It begins by developing students' understanding of the different types of scientific writing, including lab reports, essays and abstracts. Students are then taken through the writing process, from the initial stages of interpreting the question and conducting research through to writing a draft and responding to feedback. This is an essential resource for all science students who are required to produce lab reports, extended essays, dissertations and other written assignments as part of their course. It is also ideal for international students who are new to academic study in the UK. Winner of the 2018 Academic Book Trade 'Book of the Year Award'.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017
Planning Your Dissertation by Dissertations don't have to be daunting. This essential guide takes students through the planning for each stage of their dissertation, from hatching an idea to handing in their finished project. Bite-size chapters cover everything from devising a research question and engaging with the literature to choosing a methodology and refining your writing style. It also includes nine sample dissertations, so students can better anticipate what lies ahead. Clear and concise, it provides practical advice at every step and action plans to help students to stay on track. This book is the ideal companion to all students completing a dissertation as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies. It speaks to students of all backgrounds, from science and technology to social sciences and humanities.
Call Number: STSK 371.302 WIL
Publication Date: 2013