Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences

Paperback | June 28, 2015

byTina Overton, Stuart Johnson, Jon Scott

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Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences has been carefully designed to help students transition seamlessly from school to university, make the most of their education, and ultimately use their degree to enhance their employability.The accessible and friendly writing style helps to engage students with the subject while frequent chemical examples highlight the relevance of the skills being learned. A comprehensive range of skills are covered - from making the most of practicals, lectures and group work, through to writing andpresentation skills, and effective revision for exams. An expanded chapter on employability offers invaluable advice for getting a job in today's competitive market.Written by leading experts in science education, this text is essential reading for any undergraduate chemistry student wishing to succeed at university get the most out of their degree after graduation.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre to accompany Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences features:For lecturers:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to downloadFor students:* Examples of good and bad practice when using Powerpoint presentations * Examples of good and bad practice when producing posters

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Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences has been carefully designed to help students transition seamlessly from school to university, make the most of their education, and ultimately use their degree to enhance their employability.The accessible and friendly writing style helps to engage students with the subject while...

Tina Overton is Professor of Chemical Education at Monash University, Australia. Stuart Johnson is Director of Careers Service at the University of Bristol. Jon Scott is Academic Registrar and Professor of Bioscience Education at the University of Leicester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:June 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708696

ISBN - 13:9780198708698

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Table of Contents

1. Why are study and communication skills important?2. Making the most of lectures3. Making the most of tutorials and workshops4. Making the most of group work5. Making the most of practical work6. Working with different information sources7. Choosing the right writing style8. Writing essays and assignments9. Writing practical and project reports10. Communicating with a non-scientific audience11. Using feedback12. Avoiding plagiarism13. Preparing scientific presentations14. Delivering scientific presentations15. Creating academic posters16. Getting the most out of revision17. Getting the most out of exams18. Making yourself employable