Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences

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Author: Tina Overton,Stuart Johnson,Jon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708696

Category: Chemistry

Page: 272

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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 coveredâe"from making the most of practicals, lectures and group work, through to writing and presentation skills, and effective revision for exams. An expanded chapter on employability offers invaluable advice for getting a job in today's competitive market.The friendly, conversational writing style makes the text ideal for beginning undergraduate studentsA broad range of skills are covered, from writing and presentation skills, to working in groups and revising for examsFrequent examples drawn from chemistry highlight the relevance of the skills being learnedThe experienced author team is headed up by a leading expert in chemical educationNew to this editionThe final chapter Making Yourself Employable has been significantly expanded to include new topics such as year in industry placements, CV and cover letter writing, and interviewsMore information on working in groups has been added to further help students develop this essential skill

Communication Skills for the Biosciences

A graduate guide

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Author: Aysha Divan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199226351

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective scientific communication is a skill highly-prized by potential employers, and is central to success during postgraduate study. Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a straightforward, practical guide to the skills you should master to get the most out of your study and research, to pave the way to a successful career.

Communication Skills for Business Professionals

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Author: Phillip Cenere,Robert Gill,Celeste Lawson,Michael Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316241343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Communication Skills for Business Professionals is a student-friendly introduction to the principles and practice of effective communication in the workplace. Engagingly written and full of real-life examples, it explains the key theories underpinning communication strategies and encourages students to consider how to apply them in a contemporary business environment. After working through foundation topics such as understanding the audience, persuasion and influence, negotiation and conflict management, and intercultural complexities, students will explore the various modes and contexts of workplace communication including meetings, oral communication, written reports and correspondence. The text incorporates discussion of new digital technologies such as virtual real-time communication, and dedicates an entire chapter to the specific considerations involved in writing for the web. With its emphasis on Australian contexts and examples, Communication Skills for Business Professionals is an excellent introduction to the world of professional communication.

Communication Skills Guidebook

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Author: Iain Hay,Dianne Bochner,Gill Blackett,Carol Dungey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190302450

Category: College students

Page: 192

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Communication Skills For Midwives: Challenges In Everyday Practice

Challenges in every day practice

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Author: England, Carole,Morgan, Ransolina

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243991

Category: Medical

Page: 137

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"This book is easy to read and has relevant content for student midwives, with inclusion of reflective activities which are clear and appropriate. I particularly like the vignette's which are relevant and explore the challenges that midwives face. The script-like format of these adds a further layer to the narratives, and the inclusion of non-verbal communication as well is excellent. This will be an essential text for all student midwives." Mary Beadle, Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, UK "Communication Skills for Midwives is a unique book that focuses not only on fundamental communication issues, but goes much further by including the many difficult and tricky issues experienced within contemporary midwifery practice. This much needed text provides detailed and comprehensive information which is reinforced by illustrations, vignettes and activities that engage the reader from the beginning. This is an excellent resource for students, practitioners and educators." Nicky Clark, Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull, UK "This book covers many poignant examples of difficult and challenging communication that midwives face in everyday practice ... It covers both every day aspects of care such as facilitating choice and less common experiences like responding to domestic violence ... This book is unique and would be good bedtime reading for any midwife!" Tandy Deane-Grey, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This comprehensive and reader friendly text ... utilises a variety of strategies to aid understanding and application to practice. Each chapter has clear aims to address a challenging situation that readers will readily identify with and provides an excellent mix of vignettes, reflective activities, text and diagrams to support the development of knowledge and skills..." Heather Passmore, Senior Lecturer, UCS, UK This is the first book on communication skills to explore the more challenging contexts and circumstances that midwives encounter in practice. As these occur infrequently and often unexpectedly in the daily practice of many midwives, they may find it difficult to communicate effectively to alleviate the situation. Knowing what to say and how to say it is part of this dilemma. The book uses case vignettes, reflective questions, illustrations, tools and techniques to provide the evidence base needed to cope effectively in a range of situations by offering support to enhance your communication skills. Communication Skills for Midwives explores challenges relating to: Negotiating with others within inter-professional and inter-agency teams Working with minority groups Breaking significant news when labour threatens the life of a baby Telling parents that their baby has an abnormality Coping with loss and bereavement Addressing issues of domestic abuse Importantly the book provides information on how thoughts and feelings may be expressed both through body language and in words. Taking a practical and problem solving approach, the book will help you to enhance your learning and improve interaction with your colleagues, the women you care for and their families.

Research Methods for the Biosciences

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Author: Debbie Holmes,Peter Moody,Diana Dine,Laurence Trueman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198728492

Category:

Page: 488

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Scientific research is a proven and powerful tool for discovering the answers to biological questions. As such, today's students need to be well-versed in experimental design, analysis, and the communication of research. Furthermore, they must appreciate how all of these aspects areinterlinked - how, for example, statistics can be used to inform the design of a particular experiment. As a resource which skillfully integrates all of the key aspects relating to biological research, Research Methods for the Biosciences is the perfect guide for undergraduates.The exceptionally clear layout takes students through choosing a project and planning their research; collecting, evaluating, and analyzing their data; and finally reporting their results. Research methods, which can often seem abstract, are brought to life through the use of examples taken fromreal undergraduate research. Friendly guidance and advice is provided throughout the text, and little prior knowledge or mathematical experience is required. Since statistics is a subject best learned through doing, frequent worked examples appear throughout Part Two "Handling your data", showingstep-by-step how to carry out the various statistical tests. In addition, online software walkthroughs and video screencasts clearly demonstrate how to use software such as SPSS, Minitab, and Excel to carry out statistical analyses.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Research Methods for the Biosciences features:For students:* New video screencasts showing how to carry out statistical tests using software* Statistical software walkthroughs for SPSS, Excel, and Minitab* Additional statistical tests not included in the main text* Full details of calculations given in the in-text boxes * Interactive and printable decision tree, to help you design your experiment* Interactive and printable risk assessment form* Integrative exercises to help students test their understanding of the topics in the bookFor lecturers:* A test bank of questions* Figures from the book available to download

Writing in the Biological Sciences

A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication

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Author: Angelika H. Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190852191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Third Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences or as reference guide in laboratories, this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond.

Experimental Design for the Life Sciences

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Author: Graeme Ruxton,Nick Colegrave

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569126

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Experimental Design for the Life Sciences teaches the reader how to effectively design experiments to ensure today's students are equipped with the skills they need to be the researchers of tomorrow. With a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the book explains the essential elements of experimental design in clear, practical terms, so the reader can grasp and apply even the most challenging concepts, including power analysis andpseudoreplication. The inter-relatedness of experimental design, statistics, and ethical considerations is emphasised throughout the book and, above all, Experimental Design for the Life Sciencesdemonstrates how good experimental design relies on clear thinking and biological understanding, not mathematical or statistical complexity - putting it at the heart of any biosciences student's education.

The Handbook for Nurse Associates and Assistant Practitioners

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Author: Gillian Rowe,Chris Counihan,Scott Ellis,Deborah Gee,Kevin Graham,Michelle Henderson,Janette Barnes,Jade Carter-Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152641760X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Written specifically for students who are undertaking a foundation degree or higher level apprenticeship in healthcare practice, or for those studying for the new nurse associate role, this book provides readers with the core knowledge and skills, giving them a springboard to further study. Key features include: a one-stop shop for the course including a broad range of topics such as study skills, professional development, infection control and health promotion, health sciences, mental health, learning disabilities, children and families, clinical case studies throughout to show how theory relates to real-life practice different levels of activity to help students ‘step up learning’ whether they are at level 4 or 5 Written by a wide range of authors with both experience in practice and in running degrees in nursing and health, the book is essential reading for all healthcare support workers, assistant practitioners and nurse associates.

Writing Alone and with Others

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Author: Pat Schneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019516573X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. Now, Schneider's acclaimed methods are made available in a single well-organized and highly readable volume.

Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations

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Author: Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph.D.,Instructor for Scientific Writing Angelika Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190278540

Category:

Page: 768

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Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission. "

Science Communication

A Practical Guide for Scientists

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Author: Laura Bowater,Kay Yeoman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118406664

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningful engagement between scientists and the public requires effective communication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with science communication, this unique guide begins with a short history of science communication before discussing the design and delivery of an effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studies written by highly regarded international contributors, the book discusses how to approach face-to-face science communication and engagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoid potential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of their career, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to engage with effective science communication for the first time, or looking to develop their science communication portfolio.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Data Handling and Analysis

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Author: Andrew Blann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199667918

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approachesthat lead to diagnosis. The series* Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine* Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession* Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine* Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context The series is developed in partnership with and endorsed by the Institute of Biomedical Science. See a href="https://www.ibms.org/"ibms.org/a for more information. Data Handling and Analysis provides a broad review of the quantitative skills needed to be an effective biomedical scientist. Spanning the collection, presentation, and analysis of data - and drawing on relevant examples throughout - Data Handling and Analysis is the ideal introduction to thesubject for any student of biomedical science. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Data Handling and Analysis features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download

Practical Skills in Chemistry

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Author: John Dean,David A Holmes,Alan M Jones,Allan Jones,Jonathan Weyers,Prof Author

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292139935

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Practical skills form the cornerstone of chemistry. However, the diversity of skills required in the laboratory means that a student’s experience may be limited. While some techniques do require specific skills, many of them are transferable generic skills that are required throughout the subject area. Limited time constraints of the modern curriculum often preclude or minimise laboratory time. Practical Skills in Chemistry 3rd edition provides a general guidance for use in and out of practical sessions, covering a range of techniques from the basic to the more advanced. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills. This edition has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to the developing skills required from your first day through to graduation, further strengthening its reputation as the practical resource for students of chemistry and related discipline areas.

Successful Scientific Writing

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences

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Author: Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139465434

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond

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Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642158476

Category: Science

Page: 240

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"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late! This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.

Smart thinking: Skills for critical understanding and writing, Second Edition - Re-issue

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Author: Matthew Allen

Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand

ISBN: 9780195524055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2e is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations.

Scientific Data Analysis

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Author: Graham Currell

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0198712545

Category: Research

Page: 335

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Reliable data analysis lies at the heart of scientific research, helping you to figure out what your data is really telling you. Yet the analysis of data can be a stumbling block for even the most experienced researcher - and can be a particularly daunting prospect when analyzing your own data for the first time. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of supporting project students, Scientific Data Analysis is a guide for any science undergraduate or beginning graduate who needs to analyse their own data, and wants a clear, step-by-step description of how to carry out their analysis in a robust, error-free way. With video content generated by the author to dovetail with the printed text, the resource not only describes the principles of data analysis and the strategies that should be adopted for a successful outcome but also shows you how to carry out that analysis - with the videos breaking down the process of analysis into easy-to-digest chunks. With guidance on the use of Minitab, SPSS and Excel, Scientific Data Analysis doesn't just support the use of one particular software package: it is the ideal guide to carrying out your own data analysis regardless of the software you have chosen. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany the book features over 80 video screencasts that walk the viewer step-by-step through the techniques and approaches outlined in the book.