The leap between the undergrad and postgrad can sometimes come as a surprise, especially if you’ve been out of education for a while. Postgraduate study involves applying skills and knowledge in a more sophisticated and advanced way than was required during your degree. Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study demystifies some of the expectations of post-grad study and outlines tools and strategies for developing skills that will improve your work throughout the whole of your post-graduate course. This book advises you on how to: • decide what to read, and how best to read it • produce engaging outputs in writing or speaking that are convincing and engaging • pursue academic arguments and show evidence of research/reading • maximize your employability after graduation. Get ahead of the game and equip yourself with the skills needed to supercharge your postgraduate work! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!



In this book, you will find a great deal of practical advice, help and guidance to assist you to succeed in your postgraduate (PG) studies. You may be studying a taught Master’s course or Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, or you may be following a programme leading to a research degree. We uncover the issues that are very seldom dealt with in the research literature, whether it is to do with getting along with tutors and supervisors, deciding whether you need extra emotional or academic support, or lifting your writing to the next level.

We start with you as a person, encouraging and supporting you to become mindful, reflective and more confident, aware of surroundings and opportunities, and able to negotiate the demands of academic work ...

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