Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences

Third Edition

Stuart Johnson, Jon Scott

Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences

Third Edition

Stuart Johnson, Jon Scott

ISBN:

9780198791461

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

5 Mar 2019

Availability:

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$61.99 NZD

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Description

Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is an invaluable guide to getting the most out of your degree, and enhancing your employability skills. The motivational writing style is accessible to students of all levels and a wide range of skills are covered, making this essential reading for all bioscience students. 

  • As experienced educators, both authors write specifically with the needs of bioscience students in mind.
  • A particular emphasis on four foundational skills - managing your time well, thinking critically, developing yourself, and employability - empowers you to really get the most out of your degree.
  • Frequent biological examples are incorporated throughout the text, demonstrating the relevance of the skills being discussed to your programme of study.
  • In order to help you succeed in assessments, the authors explain how to communicate your ideas effectively, and how to prepare for and complete exams.
  • The flexible style of the book means that you can dip in and out of the text and read the chapters most relevant to you and the stage you are at in your studies.

New to This Edition:

  • A new section on how best to use recorded lectures in learning and revision
  • A new section on how to get the most out of flipped classrooms and interactive lectures
  • A new section on how to perform well in a video interview
  • A new section on how best to use online networks for career advancement
  • A new section on how to critically review a research paper
  • A new learning feature, 'Try This for Yourself', shows how you can apply the book's principles to your own life and studies.

This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant for more information.

Contents

1: Why are study and communication skills important?
2: Using feedback
3: Making the most of lectures
4: Working with different information sources
5: Avoiding plagiarism
6: Choosing the right writing style
7: Writing essays
8: Writing practical reports
9: Working in tutorials and groups
10: Preparing scientific presentations
11: Delivering scientific presentations
12: Creating academic posters
13: Getting the most out of revision
14: Getting the most out of exams
15: Making yourself employable

Authors

Stuart Johnson, Director of Careers Service, University of Bristol, and Jon Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Professor of Bioscience Education, University of Bristol


Stuart Johnson is the Director of the Careers Service at the University of Bristol. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Leicester, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Development from Thames Valley University. He was previously the Deputy Director of the Career Development Service at the University of Leicester.

Professor Jon Scott is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Professor of Bioscience Education at the University of Leicester. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Neurobiology from Durham University. He joined the University of Leicester as a lecturer in physiology since 1987 and went on to become the Director of Biological Studies.

Student Resources

  • Examples of good and bad practice when using PowerPoint presentations and when producing posters
  • Examples of CVs and covering letters
  • Student resources hub (includes tips from current students)
  • Spelling/grammar tests and quizzes

Lecturer Resources

For registered adopters of the book:

  • Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download.