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Module Reading List

Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Joanna Ying Ye
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no single book that covers the whole of the module. Some of the books in the list will be particularly useful in support of one or more sessions. Other books listed may contain sections useful for some of your coursework or for following up a particular theme of interest to you. In addition you will also need to refer to the reading lists in your core modules for some of the assessments.

General Careers

* Turn your degree into a career : a step-by-step guide to achieving your dream career - Michael Collins and Benjamin Scott, How to Books 2003, ISBN: 1857038673

* A-Z of careers and jobs - Susan Hodgson, Kogan Page 2007, ISBN: 9780749449773

* The graduate career handbook : making the right start for a bright future; - Shirley Jenner, Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN: 0273644289

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Skills for Employability

** The art of crazy paving : volunteering for enhanced employability. - Student Volunteering U.K. 2001

* Employability Skills – David Hind and Stuart Moss, Business Education Publishers 2005, ISBN: 9781901888409

Graduates' work : organisational change and students' attributes - Lee Harvey, Sue Moon and Vicki Geall, Centre for Research into Quality 1997, ISBN: 9781859201114

** Competence in the learning society- John Raven and John Stephenson Peter Lang Publishing, 2001, ISBN: 978-0820451649

* Work placements : a survival guide for students - Christine Fanthome, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 ISBN: 9781403934345 

** Managing your placement : a skills-based approach - Ian Herbert & Andrew Rothwell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 ISBN: 0333987284 

** Management : a skills approach - Phillip L. Hunsaker, Pearson Prentice Hall  2005, ISBN 0-13144186-8

** Developing Management Skills - David A. Whetten & Kim S. Cameron, Pearson Prentice Hall 2007 ISBN 13: 9780131747425

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Academic Skills

Planning your essay – Janet Godwin, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2014, ISBN: 9781137402479

Getting critical – Kate Williams, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2014, ISBN: 9781137402516

Referencing & understanding plagiarism, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2009. ISBN: 978-0230-57479-3

*The Study Skills Handbook - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Study Guides, ISBN: 9781137289254 

The international student handbook – H Reinders, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9780230545199

Cite Them Right – Richard Pears & Graham Shields, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9781137585042

Critical Thinking Skills - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9780230285293

Study skills for business and management students - Barbara Allan (2009) Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 - 978-033522854-6

How to get a good degree - Phil Race (2007) Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 - 978-033522265-0

How to improve your assignment results - Colin Neville (2009) - Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 978-033523437-0

Business degree success : a practical study guide for business students at college and university - Jonathan Groucutt (2008) Palgrave Macmillan - ISBN 9780230506459

How to use your reading in your essays - Jeanne Godfrey (2012) Palgrave Macmillan - ISBN 9781137294685

Write it right - John Peck and Martin Coyle (2012) Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 9780230373846

*Skills for Success - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Macmillan 2015, ISBN: 9781137426529

**Effective study skills - Geraldine Price, Pat Maier, 2007, ISBN: 9781405840736

**Essential Study Skills - Sandra Sinfield, Tom Burns, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2nd Ed, 2016, ISBN: 9781473919020

*The Student Skills Guide - Sue Drew and Rosie Bingham, Gower 2001, ISBN: 9780566084300

The business student's handbook : learning skills for study and employment: - Sheila Cameron (2005). FT Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0273688839

**Developing Essential Study Skills – Elaine Payne and Lesley Whittaker, FT prentice Hall 2006 ISBN: 9780273688044

**Competence in the learning society - John Raven and John Stephenson, Peter Lang Publishing ISBN: 9780820451640

**Critical Thinking for Students - Roy Van den Brink-Budgen, How to Books, 2010, ISBN: 9781845283865

**How to write better essays - Bryan Greetham, Palgrave MacMillan 2013, ISBN: 9781137293282

The smarter student : skills and strategies for success at university Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers, Pearson Prentice Hall 2008. ISBN 978-1408207116

**How to write essays and assignments - Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers Pearson Education 2011, ISBN: 9780273743811

**Reflection in learning and Professional development - J Moon (1999), Kogan Page, London ISBN: 9780749434526

**Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development - J Moon (2013), Taylor & Francis Ltd, ISBN: 9781137324719

Improve your grammar – Mark Harrison, V Jakeman & K Paterson, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 978-0-230-36053-2

The student phrase book : vocabulary for writing at university – Jeanne Godfrey, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 978-0-230-28933-8

Improve your punctuation and grammar Marion Field, How to Books, Oxford, ISBN: 9781845283292

Improve your written English : master the essentials of grammar, punctuation and spelling and write with greater confidence – Marion Field, How to books, Oxford, ISBN: 97801716023968

**Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation – Lynne Truss, Profile Books 2009, ISBN: 9780007329069

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Reflection and Personal Development planning

** Keeping a Personal- Professional Journal - M Holly, Deakin University Press 1991

Journal keeping : how to use reflective writing for learning, teaching, professional insight and positive change - Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper, ISBN: 9781579222161

** Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development - J Moon, Taylor & Francis Ltd 2009, ISBN: 9780749430450

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Theories: personality type, team roles, learning styles and motivation

* Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail - R Meredith Belbin (2004), ISBN: 9780750659109

** The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator : a critical review and practical guide - Rowan Bayne 

** A comparison of Myers Briggs type indicator profiles and Belbin team roles - Malcolm Higgs, Henley Management College 1996, ISBN: 1861810261

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Job seeking

* How to get the best graduate job : insider strategies for success in the graduate job market – David Wiliams, Anthony Hesketh and Phil Brown, Pearson Education 2006, ISBN: 9780273703556

* Brilliant job hunter's manual : your complete guide to getting the job you want - Angela Fagan, Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 9780273663157 

* The job application handbook : proven strategies and effective techniques for selling yourself to an employer - Judith Johnstone, How to Books, 2004, ISBN: 1857039920

* CVs for graduates - Gerald Higginbottom, How to Books 2002, ISBN: 9781857038316

* How to write a great CV : discover what interviewers are looking for, focus on your strengths and perfect your presentation - Paul McGee, How to Books 2007, ISBN: 9781857038927

* Brilliant CV - Jim Bright & Joanne Earl, Pearson Books 2010, ISBN: 9780273744016

* Handling tough job interviews - Julie-Ann Amos, How to Books, 2007, ISBN: 9781845282295

* Great answers to tough interview Questions - Martin John Yate, Kogan Page, 2014, ISBN: 9780749474153

* Brilliant answers to tough interview questions - Susan Hodgson, Pearson Prentice Hall,2007. ISBN: 9780273714644

* Brilliant psychometric and other selection tests : tests you might have to sit, and how to prepare for them - Susan Hodgson, Prentice Hall Business, 2003. ISBN: 9780273661658

* Practice tests for verbal reasoning: Advanced level - Jeremy Kourdi, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 0340812354

* Practice tests for diagrammatic and Abstract reasoning - Peter Rhodes, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 0340812370

* Practice tests for data interpretation - Sally Vanson, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 9780340812365

* Practice tests for numerical reasoning : Advanced level - Bernice Walmsley, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 9780340812327

* How to succeed at an assessment centre - Harry Tolley, Kogan Page, 2006, ISBN: 9780749462291

*Available in the Careers Centre

**Available from the University of Leeds Library

This list was last updated on 02/09/2019