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

Study and communication skills for the biosciences

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Author: Stuart Johnson,Jon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199219834

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Study and Communication SKills for the Biosciences reviews the skills a bioscience student needs to develop to fulfill their true potential during their studies, and to enhance their employability beyond university. Written in a practical, motivational style, with plenty of examples and advice to help the reader master the skills being explored, the book explains how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials, and group work; how to get the most out of the vast array of information that is available in books, in journals, and on the web; how to communicate your work and ideas effectively to others; and how to revise for and complete exams to give yourself the best chance of success. Written specifically for bioscience students by two experienced bioscience educators, Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is the essential guide to getting the most out of your studies - and beyond. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences features: For Lecturers: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download. For Students: Examples of good and bad practice when using Powerpoint presentations Examples of good and bad practice when producing posters

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.

Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences

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Author: Stuart Johnson,Stuart (Director of Careers Service Johnson, University of Bristol),Jon (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Professor of Bioscience Education Scott, University of Bristol)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198791461

Category:

Page: 272

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Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is tailored specifically to the needs of bioscience students, both at university, and beyond. Written in an engaging and supportive manner, with examples throughout that demonstrate the relevance of topics covered to bioscience degreeprogrammes, the book will assist you with the transition from school to university, with your studies at university, and with your progression to employment after leaving university. New to this edition, the book now includes discussion of how best to use recorded lectures in learning and revision, and how to get the most out of flipped classrooms and interactive lectures. The chapter on employability has new content on technological change in the workplace, how to perform wellin a video interview, and how best to use online networks for career advancement. A new section also explores how to critically review a research paper. A new learning feature, "Try this for yourself", shows how you can apply the book's principles to your own life and studies.Covering the full range of study and communication skills that you need to study to succeed in your studies, this book is essential reading for any bioscience student who wants to get the most out of their degree.

Communication Skills for Biosciences

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Author: Maureen Dawson,Brian Dawson,Joyce Overfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685091

Category: Science

Page: 184

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This text is comprehensive, user-friendly handbook that will guidestudents through the full range of written and spoken communicationskills that are demanded by today's biosciences courses. The bookalso offers a valuable refresher for postgraduate students who wishto review or expand their proficiency in these areas. This bookwill provide the student with practical advice on how best tocommunicate scientific material to different audiences includingtheir peers, their tutors and to non-scientists. Key Features: Highly accessible, confidence-building, student-friendlyguide Provides comprehensive coverage of the complete range ofpresentation skills needed by students Covers essay writing, practical reports, dissertations,projects and presenting in individual, group and posterpresentation settings Offers advice on how to avoid common errors includingplagiarism using 'what not to do' boxes throughout the text Includes practical advice on how best to communicate scientificmaterial to different audiences e.g. undergraduates, tutors andnon-scientists

Using the Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

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Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466558571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

What Editors Want

An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing

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Author: Philippa J. Benson,Susan C. Silver

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226043134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Research publications have always been key to building a successful career in science, yet little if any formal guidance is offered to young scientists on how to get research papers peer reviewed, accepted, and published by leading scientific journals. With What Editors Want, Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, two well-respected editors from the science publishing community, remedy that situation with a clear, straightforward guide that will be of use to all scientists. Benson and Silver instruct readers on how to identify the journals that are most likely to publish a given paper, how to write an effective cover letter, how to avoid common pitfalls of the submission process, and how to effectively navigate the all-important peer review process, including dealing with revisions and rejection. With supplemental advice from more than a dozen experts, this book will equip scientists with the knowledge they need to usher their papers through publication.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

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Author: David Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

The Biologist's Imagination

Innovation in the Biosciences

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Author: William Hoffman,Leo Furcht

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361320

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Scholars and policymakers alike agree that innovation in the biosciences is key to future growth. The field continues to shift and expand, and it is certainly changing the way people live their lives in a variety of ways. With a large share of federal research dollars devoted to the biosciences, the field is just beginning to live up to its billing as a source of innovation, economic productivity and growth. Vast untapped potential to imagine and innovate exists in the biosciences given new tools now widely available. In The Biologist's Imagination, William Hoffman and Leo Furcht examine the history of innovation in the biosciences, tracing technological innovation from the late eighteenth century to the present and placing special emphasis on how and where technology evolves. Place is often key to innovation, from the early industrial age to the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century. The book uses the distinct history of bioinnovation to discuss current trends as they relate to medicine, agriculture, energy, industry, ecosystems, and climate. Fast-moving research fields like genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, neuroscience, bioautomation and bioprinting are accelerating these trends. Hoffman and Furcht argue that our system of bioscience innovation is itself in need of innovation. It needs to adapt to the massive changes brought about by converging technologies and the globalization of higher education, workforce skills, and entrepreneurship. The Biologist's Imagination is both a review of past models for bioscience innovation and a forward-looking, original argument for what future models should take into account.

Handbook of University-wide Entrepreneurship Education

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Author: G. Page West,Elizabeth J. Gatewood,Kelly G. Shaver

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848449488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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. . . this Handbook is inspiring. It is designed to assist educators in developing new programmes and pedagogical approaches based upon the previous experiences of others who have forged this exciting new path. I recommend it highly for the inspired as well as for the disillusioned entrepreneurship educator. Howard H. Frederick, Journal of Educational Administration and History This Handbook explores the current state of university-wide entrepreneurship education programs and provides a comprehensive reference guide for the planning and implementation of an entrepreneurship curriculum beyond the business school environment. A variety of authors spanning five countries and multiple disciplines discuss the opportunities and universal challenges in extending entrepreneurship education to the sciences, performing arts, social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts environments. The Handbook is designed to assist educators in developing new programs and pedagogical approaches based upon the previous experiences of others who have forged this exciting new path. Sections of the Handbook are devoted to philosophies and theory that provide a legitimate intellectual foundation for the fusion of entrepreneurship education with other traditional disciplines of the university, the politics and process of implementing entrepreneurship initiatives outside business schools, and examples of approaches to implementing entrepreneurship education outside business schools. The book identifies expected problems and solutions for new entrepreneurship curriculum development. It offers theory on education pedagogy that is critical to addressing concerns of non-business educators, and provides examples of successful efforts in a variety of non-business departments. Entrepreneurship faculty across disciplines and graduate students seeking ways to broaden involvement in entrepreneurship curriculum will find this volume invaluable, as will school administrators both in business and in the arts and sciences.