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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.

Good Writing Skills and Basic Numeracy
Good writing skills and basic numeracy

This short chapter focuses on writing skills, something that is very important but is sadly often overlooked, and it also takes a brief look numeracy. The latter may come as a bit of a surprise to some students but as there is a mathematics element to psychology it is very important that you remember some of the basic rules of calculation. Your writing is even more important. You may have some wonderful ideas, theories, or interpretations about aspects of psychology, but if your work is full of bad grammar and bad spelling and it is badly presented then you are throwing away marks. It is also unprofessional and if you do not correct these ...

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