- How to deal with `academic-speak' and monster reading lists
- How to choose and use an efficient reading and note-taking strategy
- How to clarify awkward essay topics
- How to find the right structure for your essay
- How to avoid accusations of plagiarism
This lively, concise and to-the-point guide will help you to study and write efficiently and effectively. It offers hints and practical suggestions so you can develop good study skills and build your confidence.With this guide you can get the grades you deserve for the work you put in. No student should be without it!
Part One: Getting started
1`I'm a slow reader'
2Three stages in academic learning
3Coping with monster reading lists
Part Two: Reading purposes and strategies
4What are you reading for?
5Making notes and translating `academic-speak'
6Exploratory reading: How to summarize a publication
7Dedicated reading: How to make the material `yours'
Part Three: Targeted reading
8The principles behind targeted reading
9How to identify key terms
10How to scan a book
Part Four: Writing essays
11Discovering what's wanted from you
12How to clarify your topic
13Thinking it through: a note on methodology
14An all-purpose plan
16The writing process
Part Five: Referencing systems
17Using and citing sources
18Which system to choose?
19Recording details of your sources
Part Six: Plagiarism and collusion
20The conscientious student's predicament
21How academic learning forces you to plagiarize
22Avoiding accusations of plagiarism
23The politics of plagiarism