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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary to achieving a successful classification on a psychology degrees course. Its aim is to replace the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthuasiasm and even fun.

Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided will show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practice on their own. A glossary of key terms is also provided.

This is a major resource for students taking modules in Study and Research Skills in Psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying in psychology programs.

Note Making and Study Tips
Note making and study tips

This chapter focuses on how to make notes and how to use these to aid your study. You may use a slightly different approach depending on whether you are in a lecture, studying from books and journal articles, or have a disability. You may modify your approach based on your particular learning style and there are also additional factors to consider if you are doing your degree via distance education as many of the situations and cues available to full-time and part-time students are not there for you. By the end of this chapter you should know:

  • how to make notes (rather than take notes) from various sources
  • how to condense your notes to form a valuable study ...
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