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

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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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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.

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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。




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.

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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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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 ……


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.

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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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