Study Skills for Health Students and Social Care Students helps students and practitioners to build confidence through developing the key skills required for both academic study and clinical practice.

Claire Craig introduces all the skills necessary to bridge the gap between study and practice, with a strong focus on the contextualization of skills and their transferability to the clinical setting. Fundamental skills and principles for researching, processing information, and for communicating and expressing findings are all covered.

It includes practical advice on:

organizing student learning; accessing support; recording ideas and information; expressing ideas verbally; expressing ideas in writing; working with others

Writing for Information

Writing for information


Assignment: An assessed task set by a tutor.

Case study: A report based on a client, situation or organisation, written and usually shared for the purpose of learning.

Dissertation: An extended report, usually written by students in their final year of study, about a piece of research they have undertaken.

Essay: A piece of continuous writing on a particular subject, usually organised into paragraphs.

Learning outcomes: Describe exactly what you are expected to know, demonstrate or understand by the end of a period of study.

Literature: A body of published material on a subject (not just novels).

Plagiarism: The act of presenting someone else's words or ideas without acknowledging the source.

Report: A structured piece of writing based around a series of headings and subheadings which present ...

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