Studying for Social Work
- Eileen Baldry - University of New South Wales, Australia
- Mark Hughes - Southern Cross University, Australia
- Linda Burnett - University of New South Wales, Australia
- Ian Collinson - University of New South Wales, Australia
Social Work & Social Policy | Social Work Practice
This essential guide to study skills takes social work students through every step of their degree journey, providing them with the academic tools they will need to thrive along the way. Inventively informed by the insights and reflections of qualifying students, the book offers effective guidance that is grounded in real experience of the social work degree. It is particularly suited to those in their early years of study and supports students as 'social workers in the making'. The book covers a comprehensive range of the core study skills, including:
- Time management
- Literature searches
- Engaging with research
- Responding to new styles of social work learning and teaching
- Critical thinking
- Academic writing
With reflective questions, handy practical tips and links to helpful websites, this accessible handbook is the perfect study companion for every student on the path to professional qualification.
'The approach the authors have taken is fresh and engages the reader from the first page...After recommending this book to students I have noticed that it is often unavailable in the library and assume it is on loan, helping students to navigate their way through their social work studies.'
Useful study guide for any student on a social work course, providing erelevant advice about studying skills in this field
A good 'go to' book for students across the degree programme. Succinct and straightforward. It offers explanations and examples that provide students with a good starting point for study.
AN excellent book which I have recommended to my tutor group and which we have used together in discussions around preparing for assignments, values and the anxieties that they have about social work.
This is an excellent study skills in social work text
Will be advising all candidates at selection to purchase a copy of this in preparation for the programme
I am pleased to be adding this book to the others I am currently using for the Core Skills course. The text gives students a very good outline and grounding in what to expect from social work training and how they can prepare for the task of learning.