The Sage Course Companion on Operations 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 operations manager but also to think about the subject critically.
Study, Writing and Revision Skills∗
If you work your way carefully through this Part you should at the end be better equipped to profit from your lectures, benefit from your seminars, construct your essays efficiently, develop effective revision strategies and respond comprehensively to the pressures of exam situations. In the five sections that lie ahead you will be presented with: checklists and bullet points to focus your attention on key issues; exercises to help you participate actively in the learning experience; illustrations and analogies to enable you to anchor learning principles in everyday events and experiences; worked examples to demonstrate the use of such features as structure, headings and continuity; tips that provide practical advice in nutshell form.
In the exercises ...