Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199663293

Stuart Johnson; Jon Scott
256 Pages
191 x 244 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
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Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is tailored specifically to the needs of bioscience students, both at university, and beyond. Written in an engaging and supportive manner, with examples throughout that demonstrate the relevance of topics covered to bioscience degree programmes, the book will assist you with the transition from school to university, with your studies at university, and with your progression to employment after leaving university. New to this edition, the chapter on making yourself employable provides invaluable advice on honing those skills most sought after by prospective employers and applying these skills after your degree is completed; it discusses how to make contacts and gain experience, and how to sell yourself to potential employers in an increasingly competitive job market. With a broad range of study and communication skills included, it is essential reading for any bioscience student who wants to get the most out of their degree. Online Resource Centre For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download. For students: * Examples of good and bad practice when using PowerPoint presentations and when producing posters


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

About the author: 

Stuart Johnson is the Deputy Director of the Career Development Service at the University of Leicester. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Leicester, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Development from Thames Valley University.; Dr Jon Scott is the Academic Director for the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Leicester. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Neurobiology from Durham University. He has been a lecturer in physiology at the University of Leicester since 1987.

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