Studying History


Author: Jeremy Black,Donald M. MacRaild
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1137478608
Category: Historiography
Page: 272
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This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on using web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.

Studying History


Author: Donald M. MacRaild,Jeremy Black
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364934
Category: Education
Page: 260
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The third edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changing nature of the discipline. With advice on writing essays and dissertations and preparing for exams, the skills section has also been expanded to include group work and oral presentations, and deals with using the Internet for assignments.

Studying History


Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349143960
Category: Historiography
Page: 225
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A Practical Guide to Studying History

Skills and Approaches
Author: Tracey Loughran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472530098
Category: History
Page: 352
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A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.

How to Begin Studying English Literature


Author: Nicholas Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137508787
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 184
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This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates


Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345530
Category: Education
Page: 328
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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.

Studying in English

Strategies for Success in Higher Education
Author: Hayo Reinders,Linh Phung,Marilyn Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137594063
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Are you studying, or planning to study, a degree taught in English? If so, this is the book for you. It’s full of examples, ideas, activities and good advice to help you improve your English and make the most of your university experience, whether you are abroad or taking university classes in English at home. This book includes: · First-hand experiences from other students on studying in English · Guidance on key skills such as listening to lectures, working in groups, academic writing, and giving presentations · Helpful information for dealing with language issues · Practical advice on academic and social matters · Information about the culture of Western universities Studying in English is an essential guide for your time at an English-speaking university – you can’t afford to be without it! Hayo Reinders is Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand, and TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral program at Anaheim University in the United States. Marilyn Lewis has taught languages in New Zealand, India and Cambodia. Since her retirement from full-time work she has organised workshops for teachers and for language learners in Asia and recently Morocco. Linh Phung is the director of the English Language Program at Chatham University in the United States.

Writing History Essays


Author: I.W. Mabbett
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137543671
Category: History
Page: 208
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To write a good history essay, you need to have a solid understanding of both technique and history as a discipline. In this new edition, Ian Mabbett carefully takes you through every step of writing a history essay, from reading sources critically and taking notes, to planning and drafting the essay itself.

Studying Arts and Humanities


Author: Catherine Bates,Abi Matthewman
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137131683
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Clearly illustrated with examples of written work and useful interactive exercises, this guide will encourage independent learning, helping arts and humanities students to develop effective study habits and learn successful strategies for reading and writing about theoretical texts.

Studying with Dyslexia


Author: Janet Godwin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230390579
Category: Self-Help
Page: 152
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As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student

The Study Skills Handbook


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289260
Category: Education
Page: 432
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

History Skills

A Student's Handbook
Author: Mary Abbott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134035608
Category: History
Page: 160
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Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research. History Skills gives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on: research methods taking notes participating in class coursework examinations the dissertation. Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating. Offering an unrivalled ‘insider’s view’ of what it takes to succeed, History Skills provides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.

History: A Very Short Introduction


Author: John Arnold
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 019285352X
Category: History
Page: 134
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Starting with an examination of how historians work, this "Very Short Introduction" aims to explore history in a general, pithy, and accessible manner, rather than to delve into specific periods.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364969
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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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.

Historiography

An introduction
Author: Roger Spalding,Christopher Parker
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847798179
Category: History
Page: 160
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Historiography can be a daunting term for those not familiar with it. This book presents the key ideas behind the term, in a clear and accessible fashion. The opening chapters introduce the reader to the practices that characterise the subject, while the final chapters address the History of Nazism, Gender History and Cultural History, and seek to demonstrate that the historiographies of these sub-disciplines grow and develop in response to changes within society at large. This book aims to show that History is not simply an academic subject, but an active and contested factor shaping the nature of the societies we live in. As politicians, in particular, seek to validate their actions by drawing parallels between the past and present, an ability to test these claims for logic and coherence, and to assess the evidence used to support them becomes not simply a valuable academic skill, but a vital requirement for active citizenship.

Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
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Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

Postmodernism for Historians


Author: Callum G. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317869877
Category: History
Page: 208
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Postmodernism is an essential approach to History. This is the first dedicated primer on postmodernism for the historian. It offers a step-by-step guide to postmodern theory, includes a guide to how historians have applied the theory, and provides a review of why its critics are wrong. In simple and clear language, it takes the reader through the chain of theory that developed in the 20th century to become now, in the early 21st century, the leading stimulant of new forms of research in History. With separate chapters on The Sign, The Discourse, Post/Structuralism, The Text, The Self, and Morality, this book will encourage a new critical awareness of Theory when reading books of History, and when writing essays and dissertations. Armed with the principal ideas of Saussure, Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida, the historians can formulate how to combine empirical History with the excitement of fresh perspectives and new skills, merged in the new moral impetus of the postmodern condition. Designed for the beginner this is the essential postmodern starting point.

How to Study a Jane Austen Novel


Author: Vivien Jones
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333670743
Category: Criticism
Page: 173
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Organising a critical response and how to analyse and write an essay as well as understand how irony, style and moral patterning.