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The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

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336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"To do justice to the postgraduate journey as experienced by the students, quotations and anecdotes from the author's own research ... are drawn upon. These anecdotes provide vivid insights into the postgraduate experience, thereby livening up the text and providing some solace to those facing similar issues in their postgraduate existence' - Education and Training Journal

For anyone embarking on postgraduate study, this is an indispensable guide. Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, David Wilkinson provides:

- Up-to-date information on developments in postgraduate study;

- Guidance on where and how to apply;

- Advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions;

- Help with developing an academic writing style and advice on how to get published.

While each consecutive chapter develops and builds upon its predecessor, the book has been designed to be easy to 'dip into' to help resolve a problem or examine an issue of relevance to a particular stage of the process.

Detailed yet highly accessible, The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study is a 'must-have' resource for prospective postgraduates, current postgraduates and anyone interested in better understanding postgraduate study in UK universities and colleges.

Why Read this Book?
The Target Audience

Developments in Postgraduate Study
Where to Study and Apply for Funding
Developing Proposals
Finding your Feet
The Culture of Academia

Reading and Searching for Information and Seeking Advice
Managing your Time, Academic Writing and Presenting your Work
Working with your Supervisor
Working with other Researchers
Career Planning
Publishing Opportunities


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Slightly too difficult for the level of my students, but would have helped me when I was doing postgrad study!

Mr James Essex
GMS, Komazawa University
February 22, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of chapter 2

Pdf file of chapter 1

David Wilkinson

David has worked in higher education for over 10 years, teaching on a range of programmes of study – at undergraduate and postgraduate level. ... More About Author

For instructors

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