Studying History

Author: Jeremy Black,Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137478608

Category: History

Page: 272

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This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on using web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.

Writing History Essays

Author: I.W. Mabbett

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137543671

Category: History

Page: 208

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To write a good history essay, you need to have a solid understanding of both technique and history as a discipline. In this new edition, Ian Mabbett carefully takes you through every step of writing a history essay, from reading sources critically and taking notes, to planning and drafting the essay itself.

How to Begin Studying English Literature

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137508787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.

A Practical Guide to Studying History

Skills and Approaches

Author: Tracey Loughran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472530098

Category: History

Page: 352

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A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345530

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

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.

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289260

Category: Education

Page: 432

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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student

History Skills

A Student's Handbook

Author: Mary Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035608

Category: History

Page: 160

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Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research. History Skills gives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on: research methods taking notes participating in class coursework examinations the dissertation. Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating. Offering an unrivalled ‘insider’s view’ of what it takes to succeed, History Skills provides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.

Planning Your Dissertation

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137327952

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

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Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

The Undergraduate Research Handbook

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364969

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

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Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

Historiography

An introduction

Author: Roger Spalding,Christopher Parker

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847798179

Category: History

Page: 160

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Historiography can be a daunting term for those not familiar with it. This book presents the key ideas behind the term, in a clear and accessible fashion. The opening chapters introduce the reader to the practices that characterise the subject, while the final chapters address the History of Nazism, Gender History and Cultural History, and seek to demonstrate that the historiographies of these sub-disciplines grow and develop in response to changes within society at large. This book aims to show that History is not simply an academic subject, but an active and contested factor shaping the nature of the societies we live in. As politicians, in particular, seek to validate their actions by drawing parallels between the past and present, an ability to test these claims for logic and coherence, and to assess the evidence used to support them becomes not simply a valuable academic skill, but a vital requirement for active citizenship.

How to Study a Poet

Author: John Peck

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333442623

Category: Criticism

Page: 178

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This practical reference for university and senior high school students shows how to read, understand and analyze poetry. Included are sections on narrative poetry and writing essays.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

The History of "Zero Tolerance" in American Public Schooling

Author: J. Kafka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137001968

Category: History

Page: 181

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Through a case study of the Los Angeles city school district from the 1950s through the 1970s, Judith Kafka explores the intersection of race, politics, and the bureaucratic organization of schooling. Kafka argues that control over discipline became increasingly centralized in the second half of the twentieth century in response to pressures exerted by teachers, parents, students, principals, and local politicians - often at different historical moments, and for different purposes. Kafka demonstrates that the racial inequities produced by today's school discipline policies were not inevitable, nor are they immutable.

The Pursuit of History

Aims, methods and new directions in the study of history

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542002

Category: History

Page: 316

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This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - what is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past? Does an objective historical truth exist and can we ever access it? In answering these central questions, John Tosh argues that, despite the impression of fragmentation created by postmodernism in recent years, history is a coherent discipline which still bears the imprint of its nineteenth-century origins. Consistently clear-sighted, he provides a lively and compelling guide to a complex and sometimes controversial subject, while making his readers vividly aware of just how far our historical knowledge is conditioned by the character of the sources and the methods of the historians who work on them. The sixth edition has been revised and updated with key new material including: - a brand new chapter on public history - sections on digitised sources and historical controversy - discussion of topics including transnational history and the nature of the archive - an expanded range of examples and case studies - a comprehensive companion website providing valuable supporting material, study questions and a bank of primary sources. Lucid and engaging, this edition retains all the user-friendly features that have helped to make this book a favourite with both students and lecturers, including marginal glosses, illustrations and suggestions for further reading. Along with its companion website, this is an essential guide to the theory and practice of history.

Transnational History

Author: Pierre-Yves Saunier

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137351756

Category: History

Page: 208

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Although some historians have been researching and writing history from a transnational perspective for more than a century, it is only recently that this approach has gained momentum. But what is transnational history? How can a transnational approach be applied to historical study? Pierre Yves Saunier's dynamic introductory volume conveys the diversity of the developing field of transnational history, and the excitement of doing research in that direction. Saunier surveys the key concepts, methods and theories used by historians, helping students to find their own way in this vibrant area.

How to Study a Jane Austen Novel

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333670743

Category: Criticism

Page: 173

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Organising a critical response and how to analyse and write an essay as well as understand how irony, style and moral patterning.