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Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences

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Table of Contents

1. Why are study and communication skills important? ; 2. Making the most of lectures ; 3. Making the most of tutorials and workshops ; 4. Making the most of group work ; 5. Making the most of practical work ; 6. Working with different information sources ; 7. Choosing the right writing style ; 8. Writing essays and assignments ; 9. Writing practical and project reports ; 10. Communicating with a non-scientific audience ; 11. Using feedback ; 12. Avoiding plagiarism ; 13. Preparing scientific presentations ; 14. Delivering scientific presentations ; 15. Creating academic posters ; 16. Getting the most out of revision ; 17. Getting the most out of exams ; 18. Making yourself employable

About the Author

Tina Overton is Professor of Chemical Education at Monash University, Australia. Stuart Johnson is Director of Careers Service at the University of Bristol, UK. Jon Scott is Academic Registrar and Professor of Bioscience Education at the University of Leicester, UK.


The chapter 'Making yourself employable' is illustrated with excellent examples that students can relate to. It doesn't just focus on careers in the chemical sciences, and in reality is sound advice for graduate jobseekers from any discipline. * Paul Duckmanton, Education in Chemistry, March 2016 * Much of the sound advice from the previous incarnation still exists, but there has been a logical restructure to some chapters. There are now even more opportunities for students to test their skills with the 'Try this' case studies, allowing the reader to work through challenging scenarios. * Paul Duckmanton, Education in Chemistry, March 2016 * This update only adds to what was already an incredibly helpful book; it should be recommended reading for all chemistry undergraduates. * Paul Duckmanton, Education in Chemistry, March 2016 *

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