Success in Seminars and Tutorials: A Guide for Social Science Students by Sukhvinder ObhiSuccess in Seminars and Tutorials: A Guide for Social Science Students by Sukhvinder Obhi

Success in Seminars and Tutorials: A Guide for Social Science Students

bySukhvinder Obhi

Paperback | March 30, 2016

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This text is the first and only guide to improving academic performance in social science seminars and tutorials. Combining coverage of writing, presenting, group work, and time management, this practical resource is full of need-to-know information for students across the socialsciences.
Sukhvinder S. Obhi is an associate professor at McMaster University, as well as the director of the Social Brain, Body and Action Lab. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and 3 book chapters and has a book, Shared Representations: The Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life under contract with Cambridge University Press. He...
Title:Success in Seminars and Tutorials: A Guide for Social Science StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.43 inPublished:March 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199020906

ISBN - 13:9780199020904

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements1. Introduction to Success in Seminars and Tutorials2. Preparing PresentationsThe Most Fear-Inducing Part of a University Course?Common Types of PresentationsPresenting a Research Paper from the LiteratureA Quick Note on Research Proposal PresentationsPlanning Your PresentationMind Mapping for SuccessDesigning the PresentationPutting the Slides TogetherPractice, Practice, Practice. . . and Practice Some More!Recommended Further Reading3. Delivering PresentationsIf I Had a Penny for Every "I'm Sick" Email I've Received on Presentation Day. . . I'd Be Rich!Remember Your Goal for the TalkPresentation StyleGet InspiredCoping with NervesLeading and Contributing to Group DiscussionsRecommended Further Reading4. Writing a PaperWriting as a Vehicle for Idea TransmissionWritten Papers in Seminars and TutorialsThe Personal Nature of WritingResearching, Planning, and Structuring a PaperAn Overview of the Funnel MethodA Note on Referencing and Use of Unbiased LanguageProofreading and EditingPlagiarismRecommended Further Reading5. Group WorkPlaying Well with Others: A Skill for LifeForming a GroupThe Emergence of Roles in Newly Formed GroupsEveryone Wants to Play a Leading Role....and if It's Done Right, They Can!Group Ethos Co-operate, Don't CompeteStructuring Group MeetingsCommon Pitfalls of Group Thought and Decision MakingConflict in Groups and Working with Difficult Group MembersA Quick Word about CultureRecommended Further Reading6. Planning and Time ManagementTime Never Comes Back: Plan to Use It Effectively!A Quick PreviewKnowing Yourself and Defining Your GoalsFrom Long-Term Goals to Concrete ActionsThe Pitfalls of To-Do ListsScheduling: Deciding How to Use Your TimePutting Things into the CalendarSomething Cannot Do Without: Daily and Weekly ReviewsThe Beauty of Extended CognitionSomething You Cannot Do Without: Constant Access to Your Organizational InformationThe Importance of Brainstorming for Project PlanningCan You Be Creative on Demand?Planning and Scheduling Are Half the Equation; the Other Half Is Doing!Other Things You May Find HelpfulRecommended Further ReadingAppendix 1: Sample PresentationAppendix 2: Sample Research PaperReferencesCreditsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"It doesn't just cover how to handle seminar courses--it's really a guide on how to be a successful student in the social sciences!" --Lacey Fleming, University of Alberta