How to Get a First

Insights and Advice from a First-class Graduate
Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137026057
Category: Education
Page: 120
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'Thank you for picking up my book. My name is Michael and I hope that you will join me on a journey of inspiration, motivation and academic success. Getting a first is not as daunting as it seems, yet many students don't even bother trying. I hope this book will change that. A first-class degree is now, more than ever, one of the best ways of getting the most value out of university and enhancing your career prospects. So what are you waiting for?' Get the most value out of your degree with this authentic guide from a recent first-class graduate. In this book, you will find: • realistic guidance on how to achieve your academic best without missing out on the social aspects of the university experience • a solid framework and practical tips to attain better marks • strategies to immediately improve confidence and study technique • knowledge about the growth mindset and how to reach your true potential With a combination of personal experience, scientific research and motivational anecdotes from other students, you'll get a comprehensive guide to the key elements of academic success.

How to Get a First

The Essential Guide to Academic Success
Author: Thomas Dixon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134371314
Category: Education
Page: 192
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In this informative guide, Thomas Dixon argues that you do not have to be a genius to get a first at university. He sets out to de-mystify first-class degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, clearly articulating the difference between the excellent and the merely competent in undergraduate work. This concise, no-nonsense guidebook will give prospective and current students advice on teaching and learning styles that prevail in university and on how to manage their two most important resources - their time and their lecturers. In an accessible and entertaining style, the author looks at subjects such as: making the transition from school to university developing transferable skills making use of lectures and seminars using libraries and the Internet note-taking, essays, seminars and presentations common mistakes to avoid writing with clarity and style revision and examinations. Illustrated with many examples from a range of academic disciplines, How to Get a First is an all-purpose guide to success in academic life. Visit the companion website www.getafirst.com

Student Procrastination

Seize the Day and Get More Work Done
Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137312467
Category: Study Aids
Page: 144
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Provides research based advice and practical suggestions to help students beat procrastination and perform better at university or MA26. Written by a recent graduate, the author gives students a chance to explore the root causes of procrastination and some of the best ways of eliminating it. Will help students to seize the day and get more done.

Student Procrastination

Seize the Day and Get More Work Done
Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137312467
Category: Study Aids
Page: 144
View: 6798
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Provides research based advice and practical suggestions to help students beat procrastination and perform better at university or MA26. Written by a recent graduate, the author gives students a chance to explore the root causes of procrastination and some of the best ways of eliminating it. Will help students to seize the day and get more done.

What the Best College Students Do


Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070380
Category: Education
Page: 299
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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230802087
Category: Education
Page: 312
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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.

Successful Global Leadership

Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Managers and Organizations
Author: Ramon Henson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137589906
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 307
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This book provides practical frameworks for anyone hoping to become a successful global leader, and outlines the challenges that international firms face when managing across cultures. It highlights the cognitive, affective, and behavioral actions leaders can take to understand the differences between foreign values and traditions, and how to develop a corporate environment where global leadership can thrive. Drawing on the latest research findings, interviews with executives, and the author’s own teaching and consulting experience, this book emphasizes the need to adopt a cultural intelligence that embraces flexibility, openness, curiosity, and empathy. It provides advice and guidance on how to develop universal people management skills and navigate language barriers to avoid cross-cultural miscommunication. This multi-disciplinary book is essential reading for students and researchers of international business and management, I/O psychology, and organizations hoping to interact effectively with employees and clients across borders.

The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner

Operating on the Edge of Academia
Author: Alex Ding,Ian Bruce
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331959737X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
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This book contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), with a particular focus on the professional and academic identity and role of the EAP practitioner. The authors examine previously neglected areas such as the socio-economic, academic and employment contexts within which EAP practitioners function. In doing so, they develop a better understanding of the roles, expectations and constraints that arise from these contexts, which in turn shape professional practice and the identity of the practitioner. As EAP is emerging as an academic discipline with a growing body of published research, this book will appeal to trainee and established practitioners, along with researchers and students of linguistics and education.

Graduate Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Business After University
Author: Michael Tefula
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137493186
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
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Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business


Author: V. Taras,M. Gonzalez-Perez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113746772X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 900
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The Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business is a one-stop source for international managers, business educators and trainers who seek to either select and use an existing experiential learning project, or develop new projects and exercises of this kind.

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.

How to Study Foreign Languages


Author: Marilyn N. Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349148687
Category: Language and languages
Page: 272
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The Good Study Guide


Author: Andrew Northedge
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 0749259744
Category: Distance education
Page: 383
View: 573
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Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment
Author: Steve Rook
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230391745
Category: Education
Page: 256
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At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators

Creating Shared Value for the Organization and its Stakeholders
Author: M. Ragas,E. Culp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137385332
Category: Computers
Page: 211
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The rise of digital media and the public's demand for transparency has elevated the importance of communication for every business. To have a voice or seat at the table and maximize their full value, a strategic communicator must be able to speak the language and understand business goals, issues, and trends. The challenge is that many communicators don't hold an MBA and didn't study business in college. Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators provides communication professionals and students with the essential 'Business 101' knowledge they need to navigate the business world with the best of them. Readers will learn the essentials of financial statements and terminology, the stock market, public companies, and more--all with an eye on how this knowledge helps them do their jobs better as communication professionals.

Nollywood Central

The Nigerian Videofilm Industry
Author: Jade L. Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844576949
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 184
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Nollywood is often portrayed by the popular press as an unruly industry, with mysteriously fast and cheap production and shadowy distribution networks. In the first overview of Nigeria's burgeoning video film industry, Jade L. Miller reveals that this portrayal is over-simplistic and often untrue. Investigating Nollywood's complete global production and distribution chain, Nollywood Central presents a full portrait of the Nollywood industry as both highly organised and strategically structured. In doing so, it interrogates the position and rise of new cultural industry hubs, demonstrating how a creative industry can emerge, be sustainable and circulate globally even though it exists outside of formal global networks and government-supported infrastructure. Deepening understanding of this prolific industry while at the same time contributing to debates surrounding global flows of culture, this is a critical resource for students and scholars of Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies, Television Studies and African Studies.

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation


Author: David Sternberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466884703
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

Palgrave Student Planner 2016 17


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781137602107
Category:
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The Successful Law Student

An Insider's Guide to Studying Law
Author: Imogen (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School Moore, University of Bristol),Imogen Moore,Craig (Associate Head of Law in the School of Law Newbery-Jones, University of Plymouth),Craig Newbery-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198757085
Category: Law
Page: 520
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The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate companion for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students it is the only student guide to offer you the inside track on how to makethe most of your law degree and your time at university.The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is perfect for you whether you're taking a one-, two-, three- or four-year degree course or planning to take a year abroad, whether you're a full-time, part-time, or mature student, or whether you'll be balancing your studies with workor other commitments. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to your student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career.Complemented by a variety of insider voices from students and alumni, which add valuable context and real-life insight, Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones use their extensive experience as law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success,and help you manage the pressures of legal study.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.