The PhD Writing Handbook


Author: Desmond Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113749770X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Writing is vitally important at every stage of the PhD research journey, and this text will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed at each step. It will show you how to develop a research topic and explore key concepts through writing, how to build a structured chapter framework, and how to write clearly, coherently and stylishly.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036800X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364950
Category: Education
Page: 440
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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

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.

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation


Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113738977X
Category: Education
Page: 408
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Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.

PhD by Published Work

A Practical Guide for Success
Author: Susan Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137385219
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.

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.

Structuring Your Research Thesis


Author: Susan Carter,Frances Kelly,Ian Brailsford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137150432
Category: Study Aids
Page: 104
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Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Planning Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013745
Category: Education
Page: 136
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A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

Planning Your Dissertation


Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137327952
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

The PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination
Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113739577X
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.

Completing Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230356818
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

Dissertations and Project Reports

A Step by Step Guide
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137364270
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

The Good Supervisor

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113729633X
Category: Education
Page: 576
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Provides help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diversity of students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Fully updated second edition includes new content on cultural supervision, online distance supervision, and sustaining research networks.

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.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education


Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137378050
Category: Education
Page: 646
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The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.

Mindfulness for Students


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1352002361
Category:
Page: 220
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Using a unique combination of mindfulness-based techniques and study skills, this book shows students how to apply mindfulness to their studies and everyday life in simple, practical steps. It introduces a wealth of tools and techniques that can be applied to specific study contexts, such as listening in lectures, completing assignments and preparing for exams, and shows readers how mindfulness can help them to manage the stresses of student life more effectively. Chapters are rich in guided activities, meditations, observations and reflections, and full of engaging illustrations. This hands-on guide to mindfulness is a must-read for students of all disciplines and backgrounds who are looking to bring a sense of calm to their lives and give their studying technique a boost.

Essentials of Essay Writing

What Markers Look For
Author: Jamie Q Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137575859
Category: Education
Page: 173
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This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.