Useful Books for Students

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Image: Cover of A Legal Guide for Student Affairs ProfessionalsA Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals 

Image: Cover of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate TurbianA Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turbian  Dewey, Bellow, Strauss, Friedman - the University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate L. Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper.

Image: Cover of A Pocket Style Manual by Diana HackerA Pocket Style Manual by Diana Hacker  A Pocket Style Manual provides an accessible and quick-reference guide to effective writing. The revised and expanded 6th edition is packed with exercises which show readers how to compose and revise text, how to deploy grammar with confidence, and how to cite sources.

Image: Cover of A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology by Karin KniselyA Student Handbook for Writing in Biology by Karin Knisely  A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology is an engaging, acessible resource designed to help students obtain the skills and confidence they need to succeed as biologists. Featuring clear and practical advice to students covering the entire paper writing process, from finding primary literature, to writing a laboratory report to presenting findings, this handbook is invaluable for anyone studying biology.

Image: Cover of A Student's Guide to Numerical MethodsA Student's Guide to Numerical Methods  This concise, plain-language guide for senior undergraduates and graduate students aims to develop intuition, practical skills and an understanding of the framework of numerical methods for the physical sciences and engineering. It provides accessible self-contained explanations of mathematical principles, avoiding intimidating formal proofs. Worked examples and targeted exercises...

Image: Cover of A Student's Writing Guide: How to Plan and Write Successful EssaysA Student's Writing Guide: How to Plan and Write Successful Essays 

Image: Cover of Assessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer SystemAssessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer System 

Image: Cover of Brilliant Interview: What Employers Want to Hear and How to Say ItBrilliant Interview: What Employers Want to Hear and How to Say It  Brilliant Interviewwill equip you with all the insights and practice you need to be the most successful interviewee around.

Image: Cover of Cite Them Right!: The Essential Guide to Referencing and Plagiarism Cite Them Right!: The Essential Guide to Referencing and Plagiarism   Cite them right: the essential referencing guide is renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing available to students and authors. Academics and teachers rely on the advice in Cite them right to guide their students in the skills of identifying and referencing information sources and avoiding plagiarism.

Image: Cover of College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for StudentsCollege Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students  What is the value of a college degree if it leaves you with few job prospects in a tough economy and buried in debt?

College (Un)Bound asks the burning question on every prospective student, parent, and new grad’s mind. Student-loan debt in the United States crossed the $1 trillion mark in 2011. To say that the cost of a four-year college education is inflated on many campuses would be an understatement—and that education bubble is about to burst.

Image: Cover of Critical Thinking for Students: Learn the Skills of Critical Assessment and Effective ArgumentCritical Thinking for Students: Learn the Skills of Critical Assessment and Effective Argument  The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or written by asking the right questions: 'What does this mean?' 'What else could it mean?' 'What other evidence do I need?' With your answers, you can suggest other explanations or scenarios: 'Perhaps it's this rather than that'. As a creative...

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Image: Cover of Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction StudentsDissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students  Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation - in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up.

Image: Cover of Ebook: How to Manage Your Distance and Open Learning CourseEbook: How to Manage Your Distance and Open Learning Course  This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments.

Image: Cover of Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies Student Book with ActiveBook CDEdexcel IGCSE Business Studies Student Book with ActiveBook CD 

Image: Cover of Everything to Working with Animals: Find a Job That Fits Your Animal-Loving PersonalityEverything to Working with Animals: Find a Job That Fits Your Animal-Loving Personality 

Image: Cover of Excellent Dissertations! (Student-Friendly Guides series)Excellent Dissertations! (Student-Friendly Guides series)  A dissertation is likely to be the largest single piece of work you will be asked to produce. This handy book guides you through the whole process: planning your dissertation project, managing it, and writing it up. It offers friendly and practical advice and addresses all the questions students ask...

Image: Cover of Good Essay Writing, a Social Sciences GuideGood Essay Writing, a Social Sciences Guide  The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing essays - What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing?

Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed.

Image: Cover of How to Become a Straight-A StudentHow to Become a Straight-A Student  Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter.

Image: Cover of How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social SciencesHow to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences  Direct, informative and accessible the new edition of Gary Thomas's bestselling title is essential reading for anyone doing a research project. Packed full of relevant advice and real world examples the book guides you through the complete research process. Using refreshingly jargon-free language and anecdotal evidence it is a witty, easy to follow introduction...

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Image: Cover of How to Get a PhD - 4th edition: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors (Study Skills)How to Get a PhD - 4th edition: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors (Study Skills)  How to Get a PhD is the market leading, classic book for PhD students and their supervisors.

Image: Cover of How to Succeed at University: An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development (Sage Study Skills Series)How to Succeed at University: An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development (Sage Study Skills Series)  How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market.

Image: Cover of How to Write Better Essays (Palgrave Study Skills)How to Write Better Essays (Palgrave Study Skills)  Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you...

Image: Cover of Improve Your WritingImprove Your Writing  Improve Your Writing presents all the elements important to turning in an excellent research paper. This step-by-step walk-through includes selecting a topic, library research, developing an outline, writing from the first to the final draft, proofreading, and more.

Image: Cover of Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at UniversityLetters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University 

Image: Cover of Personal Finance Basics Made Easy: The Complete Guide for Students & College Graduates to Automating Your Finances and Understanding ThemPersonal Finance Basics Made Easy: The Complete Guide for Students & College Graduates to Automating Your Finances and Understanding Them  Kindle edition.

Image: Cover of Pitch Yourself: The Most Effective CV You'll Ever Write. Stand Out and Sell YourselfPitch Yourself: The Most Effective CV You'll Ever Write. Stand Out and Sell Yourself 

Image: Cover of Preparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their FamiliesPreparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their Families 

Image: Cover of Results Plus Revision: GCSE History Spec B Student Book Plus CDResults Plus Revision: GCSE History Spec B Student Book Plus CD 

Image: Cover of Springtime The new student rebellionsSpringtime The new student rebellions 

Image: Cover of Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice by Nancy EvansStudent Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice by Nancy Evans  The second edition of Student Development in College offers higher education professionals a clear understanding of the developmental challenges facing today′s college students. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes new integrative theories of student development, expanded coverage of social identity theories, a targeted focus on higher education–related research, a current review of student development research and application, and reconceptualization of typology theories as a way to understand individual differences.

Image: Cover of Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6e  by JarvisStudent Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6e by Jarvis  Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition. A wide variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice.

Image: Cover of Student Services: A Handbook for the ProfessionStudent Services: A Handbook for the Profession  Since it was first published, Student Services has become a classic reference in the field. In this edition, a new cast of student affairs scholars examines the student experience in higher education; the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals; and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work.

Image: Cover of Student's Guide to Writing College Papers: Fourth Edition by Kate TurabianStudent's Guide to Writing College Papers: Fourth Edition by Kate Turabian  High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper.

Image: Cover of Studying the NovelStudying the Novel  Studying the Novel is an introductory guide to the novel, short story and novella covering all the essential concepts and approaches for students of English, either on a short course or at degree level.

Image: Cover of Style; Towards Clarity and Grace Style; Towards Clarity and Grace  

Image: Cover of The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser   The Cafe Book "All readers of any age need instruction and support that helps them become more independent and self-reflective in their work." - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser In "The CAFE Book," Gail Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate assessment into daily reading and classroom discussion.

Image: Cover of The Complete University Guide: Student Finance: In association with UCASThe Complete University Guide: Student Finance: In association with UCAS  Your guide to loans, bursaries, grants, tuition fees and preparing your own budget. Find out exactly how much university will cost you and how you can fund your studies.

Image: Cover of The Craft of ResearchThe Craft of Research  Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively. Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook. Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader.

Image: Cover of The Dictionary of Worthless Words The Dictionary of Worthless Words  

Image: Cover of The Elements of StyleThe Elements of Style 

Image: Cover of The Good Study GuideThe Good Study Guide 

Image: Cover of The Good Writing Guide for Education Students: (Sage Study Skills Series)The Good Writing Guide for Education Students: (Sage Study Skills Series)  This accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author's many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get better marks in assignments. The advice works because it uses real examples of students' work to explain what tutors look for, and shows you how to get there.

Image: Cover of The How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and PsychotherapyThe How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 

Image: Cover of The Lazy Student's Revision Guide: Study Hacks For Exam Success Without The StressThe Lazy Student's Revision Guide: Study Hacks For Exam Success Without The Stress  It’s an unfortunate truth that good study technique is rarely taught in schools, colleges or universities. This book is packed full of study hacks that take you through the revision process in a concise and easy-to-read manner. I understand that you don’t have time to sit and read a 300 page manual on how to pass your exams. Let’s face it; if you did, then you could make a start on that pile of textbooks in front of you...

Image: Cover of The Literature Review: A Step-By-Step Guide For Students (Sage Study Skills Series)The Literature Review: A Step-By-Step Guide For Students (Sage Study Skills Series)  This second edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling book provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, using cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice. Ridley outlines practical strategies for conducting a systematic search of the available literature, reading and note taking and writing up your literature review as part of an undergraduate research project, Masters dissertation or PhD thesis.

Image: Cover of The Mature Student's Guide to Writing (Palgrave Study Skills)The Mature Student's Guide to Writing (Palgrave Study Skills)  Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.

Image: Cover of The Media Student's BookThe Media Student's Book  by Gill Branston

Image: Cover of The Oxford College ThesaurusThe Oxford College Thesaurus 

Image: Cover of The Oxford English Dictionary for StudentsThe Oxford English Dictionary for Students 

Image: Cover of The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders by James Kouzes and Barry PosnerThe Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders by James Kouzes and Barry Posner  In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first–hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership...

Image: Cover of The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University (Palgrave Study Skills)The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University (Palgrave Study Skills)  To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing. It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce...

Image: Cover of The Student Survival KitThe Student Survival Kit 

Image: Cover of The Student's Companion to Social Policy The Student's Companion to Social Policy  

Image: Cover of The Student's Guide to Studying PsychologyThe Student's Guide to Studying Psychology  Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study...

Image: Cover of The Student's Guide to Writing: Grammar, Punctuation and SpellingThe Student's Guide to Writing: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 

Image: Cover of The Study Skills HandbookThe Study Skills Handbook  If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want.

Image: Cover of The Times Good University Guide 2016The Times Good University Guide 2016  The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decisions on what to study, where to study, and how much it might cost. Objective and authoritative, it is the best-selling guide to making the right university choice for you.

Image: Cover of The UCAS Guide to Getting into University and CollegeThe UCAS Guide to Getting into University and College 

Image: Cover of Top Girls (Student Editions)Top Girls (Student Editions) 

Image: Cover of University Life: Making it Work for You (Palgrave Student to Student)University Life: Making it Work for You (Palgrave Student to Student)  'Hello and welcome to the start of your university life. I'm Lauren and I wrote this book as a student. Now that uni is more expensive than ever it's essential to have a guide that'll help you through sticky situations, learn how to study well and have fun at the same time - because I think we should be getting the most we can for our money. Hope you enjoy reading it and starting your new life as a student!'

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