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!

Understanding Yourself as a Learner and Postgraduate Student

Understanding Yourself as a Learner and Postgraduate Student

Chapter overview

In this book, we will emphasise very strongly how much personal investment is involved in deciding to study for a higher degree and then all the choices and decisions that flow from that. So, it makes sense for us to spend some time at the outset, in this opening chapter, positioning this advanced higher education that you will embark upon around you, the postgraduate student. In this chapter, and in the book as a whole, we explicitly place you, the learner, at the centre, because we understand how important it is that your choices about university, course and approach to study are right for you. We go into ...

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