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Undergraduate students following any chemistry or chemistry-related degree programme.
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, Academic Director, College of Medicine Biological Sciences & Psychology, University of Leicester
"If your course includes personal development modules then this could be the recommended text you have been searching for. If your course doesnt have personal development modules then this is the recommended text you will want your students to access. It has chapters which are of use for all stages of the undergraduate programme and aims to prepare the student for life beyond their studies as well. This book should be mandatory reading for students in any scientific discipline." - HEA Physical Sciences Centre Reviews, July 2011
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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