The Sage Course Companion on Human Resource Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an HRM student but also to think about the subject critically.
Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:
- Easy access to the key themes in HRM
- Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks and their strengths and weaknesses
- Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
- Sample exam questions and answers, with advice on common themes that must always be addressed, how to use information effectively and pitfalls to advoid
- Themes that run throughout the major points covered by the book
- Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the ‘received wisdom’
Much more than a revision guide for undergraduates, it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.
Chapter 3.3: Essay Writing Tips
Essay Writing Tips
Getting into the Flow
In essay writing one of your first aims should be to get your mind active and engaged with your subject. You can ‘warm up’ for your essay by tossing ideas to and fro in your head before you begin to plan your essay. This will allow you to think within the framework of your topic.
The Tributary Principle
A tributary is a stream that runs into a main river. Similarly in an essay you should ensure that every idea you introduce is moving toward the overall theme you are addressing. It is one thing to have grasped your subject thoroughly, but quite another to convince your reader that this is the case. Your aim should be to build up ...