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Module Reading List

Academic and Employability Connections, 2018/19, Semester 2
Stacey Mottershaw
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading list: academic skills

BECKER, L 2010. 14 days to exam success (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

CAMERON, S. 2009. The business student's handbook : learning skills for study and employment FT Prentice Hall.

COPUS, J. 2009. Brilliant writing tips for students (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

COTTRELL, S. 2008. The Study Skills HandbookBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

CREME, P. and M.R. LEA, 2008. Writing at university. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

FIELD, M. 2009. Improve your punctuation and grammar (3 rd edition). Oxford: How To Books.

FIELD, M. 2009. Improve your written English: master the essentials of grammar, punctuation and spelling and write with greater confidence (5th edition). Oxford How To Books.

GODFREY, J. 2009. How to use your reading in your essays. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

GODFREY, J. 2010 Reading and making notes (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

GODFREY, J. 2011 Writing for university (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

HARTLEY, P. and M. DAWSON, 2010 Success in groupwork (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

McMILLAN, K. and J. WEYERS, 2009. The smarter study skills companion . Harlow: Pearson.

McMILLAN, K. and J. WEYERS 2010. How to write essays & assignments . Harlow: Pearson.

NEVILLE, C. 2009. How to improve your assignment results. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

NEVILLE, C. 2010. The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (2nd edition). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

PEARS, R, and G. SHIELDS, 2010 Cite Them Right. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,

RAMSAY, P., P. MAIER, and G. PRICE, 2010. Study skills for business and management students. Harlow: Pearson.

TRUSS, L. 2003 Eats shoots and leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation. London: Profile.

WILLIAMS, K. and M. REID, 2011. Time Management (pocketbook). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

WILLIAMS, K, WOOLIAMS, M, SPIRO, J. 2012 Reflective writing ISBN: 9780230377257 (pocket study skills) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Reading list: employability:

BOLLES, M.E. and R.N. BOLLES, 2008 Job-hunting online : a guide to job listings, message boards, research sites, the UnderWeb, counseling, networking, self-assessment tools, niche sites . Berkley: Ten Speed Press.

BRIGHT,J. and J. EARL, 2011. Brilliant CV. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

CORFIELD, R. 2010. Preparing the perfect CV: how to make a great impression and get the job you want. London: Kogan Page.

CORFIELD, R. 2009. Successful interview skills: how to prepare, answer tough questions and get your ideal job. London: Kogan Page.

FREEDMAN, H. 2009. How to get a job in a recession. Oxford: Infinite ideas Ltd.

HOUSTON, K. 2008. Winning CVs for first-time job hunters. Richmond: Trotman.

JAMES, J. 2009.. You're hired! Interviews tips and techniques for a brilliant interview. Richmond: Trotman.

MILLS, C. 2009. You're hired! CV : how to write a brilliant CV. Richmond: Trotman.

McGEE, P. 2007. How to write a great CV : discover what interviewers are looking for, focus on your strengths and perfect your presentation. Oxford: How To Books.

TOLLEY, H. 2006. How to succeed at an assessment centre. London: Kogan Page.

WILLIAMS, D., HESKETH, A & BROWN, P. 2006. How to get the best graduate job : insider strategies for success in the graduate job market.Berkley: Ten Speed Press.

YATE, M.J. 2008. Great answers to tough interview questions.London: Kogan Page.

YATE, M. 2008. Ultimate CV: over 100 winning CVs to help you get the interview and the job. London: Kogan Page.

Reading list: personal development and university transition

GROUCUTT, J. 2008. Business degree success. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

RACE, P. 2007. How to get a good degree (2nd edition). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

RUGG, G., S. GERRARD and S. HOOPER, 2008. The stress-free guide to studying at university: a student's guide towards a better life. London: Sage.

SMALE, B. and J. FOWLIE, 2009. How to succeed at university: an essential guide to academic skills and personal development. London: Sage. (Chapters 1 and 4are most relevant to transition, but there are other useful chapters.)

This list was last updated on 18/01/2018