ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Written to give students the practical tools they need to enable them to perform to their potential on their degree course.
- Covers a broad range of study and communication skills, which are valuable not only during university, but which also increase employability.
- Chemical examples throughout demonstrate the clear relevance of the skills addressed to chemistry students, increasing willingness to learn.
- Written in an engaging, motivational way by three experienced educators, to get the reader to really understand the importance of the skills being addressed, and to actively think about how to develop these skills in the context of studying.
- Flexible style allows the reader to dip into specific chapters for reference, or to read in sequence to complement a taught course.
- Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, to enhance the educational value of the text.
Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences reviews the skills a chemistry student needs to develop to fulfil 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 chemistry students by an author team that includes one of the UK's leading chemical educators, Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences 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 Chemical Sciences features:
Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download;
Examples of good and bad practice when using Powerpoint presentations;
Examples of good and bad practice when producing posters
Readership: Undergraduate students following any chemistry or chemistry-related degree programme.
"This is a uniquely positioned text that has the potential to enhance
significantly the teaching of chemistry in universities. Dr Colin R. Pulham,
The University of Edinburgh"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Why are study and communication skills important?
2: Making the most of lectures
3: Making the most of tutorials and group work
4: Making the most of practical work
5: Working with different information sources
6: Choosing the right writing style
7: Writing essays and assignments
8: Writing practical and project reports
9: Writing for a non-scientific audience
10: Avoiding plagiarism
11: Preparing scientific presentations
12: Delivering scientific presentations
13: Preparing a poster presentation
14: Getting the most out of revision
15: Getting the most out of exams
16: Using feedback
17: PDP and career planning
Tina Overton, Professor of Chemical Education, University of Hull, and Director of the Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre., Stuart Johnson, Academic skills developer, University of Leicester., and Jon Scott, Director of Biological Studies, University of Leicester.