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Study Skills for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students


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Section 1 Getting started, keeping going Chapter 1: Transitions - essential info Chapter 2: Reflecting, reviewing and acting - adding value to your degree Chapter 3: Balancing study, work and fun Chapter 4: Looking after yourself, commuting, mature study and wellbeing advice Chapter 5: Random useful stuff Chapter 6: Careers and employability Section 2 Transforming your learning, becoming more academic! Chapter 7: Threshold concepts - difficult stuff Chapter 8: Creativity, innovation and thinking Chapter 9: Listening Chapter 10: Effective reading Chapter 11: Making effective notes Chapter 12: Constructing an argument Section 3 Capturing evidence Chapter 13: Research - searching for evidence Chapter 14: Acknowledging sources Chapter 15: Ethics and plagiarism Chapter 16: Collaborative learning: team research and reporting Chapter 17: Discussion Section 4 Assignments and assessment Chapter 18: Effective essay skills Chapter 19: Not the essay: reports, laboratory and field notebooks Chapter 20: Abstracts and executive summaries Chapter 21: Reviewing papers and books Chapter 22: Presentations Chapter 23: Posters and display stands Chapter 24: Examinations and revision Chapter 25: Introducing dissertations and extended projects Section 5 Field activities Chapter 26: Fieldtrips Chapter 27: Presenting maps, sketches and data Chapter 28: Answers

About the Author

Pauline E. Kneale is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Plymouth, UK.


Praise for Study Skills for Geography Students:

'Kneale's guide provides a useful and imaginative guide to good practice in the skills required for geographical learning while recognizing the individuality of student learning experiences. Its style is refreshing, combining serious points with light relief.' Area

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