The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for students at every level of their study in criminology or criminal justice degree. Fully-revised and thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree including topics on: choosing courses, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams, and careers after your degree. Additional content for the new edition includes:

a new chapter on plagiarism; developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources; expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills; your move from high school to university and the varying levels within your degree.

Presentation Skills

Presentation skills

Developmental Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be familiar with:

  • undertaking presentations
  • report writing
  • portfolio building
  • dissertation writing.

Oral communication skills, such as formal presentations, are increasingly used as part of the learning and teaching process that is often being assessed as part of your degree. These skills are also valuable in the context of employability and for job interviews as you are often asked to prepare and present a short presentation on a related subject. Employability is discussed at some length in Chapter 12 and ensuring that you develop the skills that employers are seeking is an important part of your own learning. Such communication skills are considered very important, since they illustrate how clearly you can communicate information to others, and also they ...

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