Successful Study for Degrees

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Education - 192 pages

This is a practical guide to studying more effectively at first and higher degree levels. Primarily for students looking for more than just a basic study skills book, it blends practical ideas with sound principles to offer a readily accessible, handy guide.
This third edition includes a new chapter on distance learning and updated chapters about online and computer-based learning, in addition to essential advice on:

  • personal survival in the university setting
  • developing a good learning attitude
  • using ebooks, online searcher and electronic media
  • time management, deadlines and task management
  • essay technique and writing your dissertation
  • small-group and seminar study.

Packed with useful information and guidance, this is an indispensable read for any student in higher education.


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1 What makes for good study?
2 Making the best use of distance learning
a summary of effective study skills
4 Higher order questions and propositions
5 Reading academic texts and doing electronic searches
6 Writing academic essays
7 Making use of seminars
8 Researching for a dissertation
9 Analysing data and writing a dissertation
10 Reliability validity and meaning
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My primary research interests centre on the successful utilisation of new information and communications technologies by businesses, governments and consumers. I have published five books (one a best-seller for Butterworth-Heinemann) and more than a hundred and fifty articles including those in journals such as Communications of the ACM, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Communications of the AIS, Data Base, andPsychology& Marketing

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