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Module Reading List

Integrated Skills for Business Studies, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
David Gilding
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Integrated Skills for Business Studies, 2019/20, Semester 1 & 2  

The following list includes suggested reading 

There are a number of Study Skills guides available, both in the library and online. Try to find a resource that suits you. The following are suggested sources.

Remember to be selective, you do not necessarily need to read the whole text. Instead pick a topic that is relevant to you at the moment.


Study skills reading resources:

Core Text

Gallagher, K. 2016 Essential study and employment skills for business and management students ISBN: 9780198724001 (pbk.) : £24.99. 3rd Ed. Oxford: OUP.  

General Skills texts for Business students - dip into these

Allan, B. 2009. Study skills for business and management students Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bailey, S. 2015. Academic writing for international students of business  2nd ed. London: Routledge 

Bowell, T. and Kemp, G. 2015. Critical thinking : a concise guide  4th Edition. London: Routledge.

Cameron, S. 2016. The business student's handbook: learning skills for study and employment  6th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.

Cottrell, S. 2013. The study skills handbook  4th ed.Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Dowson, P. 2015. Personal & professional development for business students. London: Sage

Godfrey, J. 2013.  How to use your reading in your essays Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Godfrey, J. 2014. Reading and making notes Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Groucott, J. 2008. Business degree success : a practical study guide for business students at college and university   Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hargreaves, S. and Crabb, J. eds. 2016. Study skills for students with dyslexia. London: Sage

Ramsay. P, Maier, P & Price. G. 2010 Study skills for business and management students Essex: Pearson.

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Time Management

Williams, K. & Reid. M. 2011. Time management  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Bassot, B. 2016. The Reflective Journal2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Bassot, B. 2013. The Reflective Journal. Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan

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Critical Thinking

Chatfield, T. 2017. Critical Thinking. Los Angeles. Sage.

Cottrell. S. 2011. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument  2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

McMillan, K. and Weyers, J. 2013. How to improve your critical thinking & reflective skills [electronic resource]. Harlow: Pearson.

Tittle, P. 2011. Critical thinking : an appeal to reason  New York: Routledge, pp. 2-20 EBook available

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Exam Skills

Becker, L. 2010. 14 Days to Exam Success. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cottrell. S. 2011. The Exam skills handbook 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Employment skills

Corfield, R. 2010. Preparing the perfect CV : how to make a great impression and get the job you want 5th ed. London: Kogan Page.

Hodgson, S. 2015. Brilliant answers to tough interview questions  5th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

Lumley. M. & Wilkinson, J. 2014 Developing employability for business Oxford: OUP.

Neugebauer, J. and Evans-Brain, J. 2016. Employability : making the most of your career development. London: Sage. 

Trought, F. 2017 Brilliant employability skills : how to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market, Harlow: Pearson.

 Presentation Skills: Networking

Casserley, M. 2012. Stop lying! and the nine other mistakes you're making on linkedIn.  Forbes  p. 30

Goodsell, B. 2012. Keep the networking momentum going.  Successful meetings   61(2), p. 14. 

Rane, DB. 2010. Effective body language for organizational success.   IUP journal of soft skills  4 (4), pp. 17-26. 

This list was last updated on 17/09/2019