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 to bioscience degree programmes, Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences 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, Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is essential reading for any bioscience student who wants to get the most out of their degree.
New to this edition:
- A completely new chapter on making yourself employable focuses on the ways you can develop skills and experiences while at university to increase your chances of getting a job after you finish your degree.
- Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences has been restructured to make it even easier to teach and learn from.
"Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is an excellent text. It contains all the advice that I have been giving students for years, all clearly explained, with appropriate examples. The authors clearly know what they are talking about."
– Lorraine Weaver, University of Worcester
"This textbook fills a niche and is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers alike."
– Dr Gemma Marsden, University of Northampton
"An excellent text covering the key areas in study skills and communication [...] it is nice to see information on topics such as making the most of lectures and using feedback as these are not widely covered in other texts."
– Dr Sara Marsham, Newcastle University
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
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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.