The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree.
The new edition of this best-selling study skills book is a practical guide to success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree.
Fully revised to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree, including topics on choosing modules, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams and careers after your degree.
New to the second edition:
a chapter on plagiarism
developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources
expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills
advice on moving from A-level to university.
Maintaining its student-friendly approach and useful pedagogy - tips, activities, glossary, key terms and issues - Study Skills for Criminology is an essential purchase for any student of criminology or criminal justice looking to excel in their degree.
John Harrison, formerly of Teesside University
Mark Simpson is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University.
Olwen Harrison, formerly of Teesside University.
Emma Martin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University.
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Introduction Programmes or Courses Using This Book Content of the Guide PART ONE The Academic Environment The Academic Year And Modular Structure How Will The Modules Be Taught? How Much Time Will You Be Expected To Spend Studying? Who Are Your Lecturers? How Should You Study? What Will Your Time At University Be Like? Coping With Anxiety Summary Assessment in Criminology What Is Assessment? Types Of Assessment - Formative And Summative Peer Assessment Self-Assessment Learning Outcomes Marking Criteria Choosing Modules To Study Relative Weighting Of Assessments Assessment Range Summary References Presentation Skills Presentations Report Writing Portfolio Building Summary References Examination Assessment Why Examinations? Types Of Examination Planning Your Examination Preparation Organising Your Examination Revision Gathering Information Summarising Information Memory Strategies Past Papers As A Revision Aid Examination Strategies Writing Style Using References Protocols To Be Observed During Examinations Marking Criteria Feedback Summary References PART TWO Studying Criminology at University What Is Criminology? How Does Criminology Relate To Other Disciplines? Summary References Finding Information about Criminology Why Should We Read? Starting Out Reading For A Purpose Sources Of Information How To Use The Web Using A Variety Of Sources Finding Information Summary References Essay Writing Planning Your Essay Preparation Reading And Understanding The Question Gathering Information For Your Essay Taking Notes From The Literature Writing The Essay Conclusion References And Bibliography Presentation Marking Criteria Dissertation/Research Project Writing Feedback Summary References Understanding Plagiarism Introduction Definition Types Of Plagiarism The Consequences Of Plagiarism Why Plagiarise? Avoiding Plagiarism Summary References Studying Criminological Theory and Criminal Justice Practice Criminological Theories Criminology Theories, Policy And Practice Summary References PART THREE Reflections on Studying at University Reflections On Studying At University Making Your Degree Work for You Personal Development Planning Criminological Occupations Continuing In Education Constructing A Curriculum Vitae (CV) Summary Glossary Bibliography Appendix 1: Sample Answers to Activity 7a Appendix 2: Rationale for Activity 10g Appendix 3: Useful Websites Appendix 4: Further Reading