Monday, September 26, 2011

Skilful Time Management!

Peter Levin
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'I was getting badly behind with my work ' missing deadlines and not covering essential ground. Peter's practical suggestions have helped me prioritize my tasks, make much better use of my time, and get back on track.'
BSc Economics student

Are you, like many other students, faced with complex and often conflicting demands on your time? Do you feel as though you're constantly under pressure to make difficult decisions about what task to get on with next? Do you find having irregular deadlines superimposed on top of your weekly timetable a headache to deal with?

This book is designed to help you cope with academic demands in a way that makes best use of your time, and puts you in control of your life. It is based on the principle that an ounce of organization can save you a ton of struggle. It shows you, among other things, how to

• Create a time-use strategy and put it into practice
• Plan your weekly routine
• Prioritize tasks, and manage two or more tasks at once
• Use your time productively
• Overcome blocks to getting started on tasks
• Make sure you meet deadlines

(Excerpt from mcgraw-hill.co.uk)

走出思維的誤區 (Asking the Right Questions)

M.尼爾.布朗 (M. Neil Browne) , 斯圖爾特.M.基利 (Stuart M. Keeley)
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《走出思維的誤區》是你對何去何從做出選擇的良好嚮導,是你標新立異的良師益友;《走出思維的誤區》是批判性思維方式和技巧的集萃,目的在於構築創造性思維模式;有助於你在缺乏正規思維訓練的情況下增進做出理性決策的能力;力求將思維技能與豐富實例相結合,並強調將思維技巧應用到爭論和寫作中;適用於教育背景不同、思維能力各異的各層次讀者,是任何一位精於思考的朋友的思維指南。

(摘錄自當當網)

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Colin Neville
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Why is accurate referencing important?
How do I reference sources correctly?
What must I do to avoid plagiarism in my written work?
How can I use referencing to assert my own ideas?

This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism continues to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance to make sure you are not committing plagiarism. It provides clear guidelines on why and when to reference as well as how to correctly cite from a huge range of sources.

Tackling all the main forms of referencingHarvard, APA, MLA and Numerical referencing stylesin an accessible and comprehensive manner, you'll want to dip into this book time and again. A unique feature of the book is the comparisons it makes between different referencing styles, which are shown side-by-side. This provides a useful guide, particularly for students on combined studies courses who may be expected to use two, and sometimes three, different referencing styles.

This new edition offers:
• A detailed guide to referencing electronic sources and choosing reliable internet sites
• Additional ‘frequently asked questions’ and answers
• Research findings of student perceptions of referencing
• Cases of referencing in practice by real students
• Examples of referencing in action
• Exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge
• Advice on the use of referencing management software

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism is essential reading for all students and professionals who need to use referencing in academic writing to reflect their own ideas, constructively apply the work of others, and to avoid plagiarism.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

社會硏究方法基礎 (The Basics of Social Research)

艾爾. 巴比(Earl Babbie)
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《社會研究方法基礎》是《社會研究方法》(第八版)的精簡本,是為沒有時間系統研讀《社會研究方法》的讀者準備的。 《社會研究方法》自1975年第一版出版以來,不斷修訂,始終是所有社會科學專業最受歡迎的教材,《社會研究方法基礎》一書更加簡練地展示了社會科學研究的理念與方法。

本書主要以具備初步社會科學知識的讀者為對象,採用最常見的例子,運用幽默的語言,深入淺出,循序漸進地展現了社會科學研究的多種實用方法,使讀者不會如何區別日常生活中的觀察和科學研究,進而實踐科學研究的理念。

任何希望了解社會、學習社會科學研究的人都應該閱讀本書,只要讀本書,就一定能從中獲益良多,甚至從此改變你對人、對事和對社會的看法。

(摘錄自中國圖書網)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Writing at University: A Guide for Students

Phyllis Creme and Mary R. Lea
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Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book.

The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students.

This edition includes new sections on:
• Making an argument and persuading your reader
• Using sources creatively
• Avoiding plagiarism
• Writing online
• Further sources of information about academic writing

Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

讀書的樂趣 = The Joy of Reading

编者白素平, 胡衛星, 任文閣; 任朕 主編
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本書有四個優點。一是所有文章短小精悍,語言規範地道,生動活潑,瑯瑯上口,便於誦讀。二是題材貼近生活,與生活的重要方面息息相關,洋溢著生活氣息與時代氣息。三是所有文章所討論的主題都是永恆不衰的,其中許多論題富有哲理,富有教育意義,令人很受啟發。四是英漢對照,便於理解,適用性強,應用性廣。
這樣一本書不但能使讀者學到生動優美的語言,提高語言能力,而能讓讀者增長知識,陶冶情操,提高文化修養,更重要的是,讀者可從書中學到許多寶貴無價的東西―讀書的方法 ……

(摘錄自書中“序”)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Critical Thinking : A Concise Guide

Tracy Bowell and Gary Kemp
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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide is a much-needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for oneself. Through precise and accessible discussion this book equips students with the essential skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one.

Key features of the book are:
• Clear, jargon-free discussion of key concepts in argumentation
• How to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’
• How to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument
• How to spot fallacies in arguments and tell good reasoning from bad
• Chapter summaries, glossaries and useful exercises

This third edition has been revised and updated throughout, with new exercises, and up-to-date topical examples, including: ‘real-world’ arguments; practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; and expanded discussion of conditionals, ambiguity, vagueness, slippery slope arguments, and arguments by analogy.

The Routledge Critical Thinking companion website, features a wealth of further resources, including examples and case studies, sample questions, practice questions and answers, and student activities.

Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide is essential reading for anyone, student or professional, at work or in the classroom, seeking to improve their reasoning and arguing skills.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


治學方法與論文寫作 = An Approach to Academic Studies and Thesis Writing

徐有富 著
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本書旨在培養創新意識與科研能力,共分十講︰怎樣選題、怎樣查資料、怎樣作社會調查、怎樣讀書、怎樣寫讀書筆記、怎樣判斷資料的價值、怎樣鑒別資料的真偽、治學方法舉要、論文寫作方法、治學態度。本書注意用實例分析問題。每講之後均附作業題與思考題,並附錄了一些參考資料,不少參考資料是學生們的作業。書中還附有《參考書目舉要》。注重實用、不尚空談為本書顯著特點。

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