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  1. Essential Reading 22 items
    Lecturers will sometimes ask you to complete some set reading or a short online course in preparation for their teaching session. This 'expected reading' will be added to this section of the reading list over the course of the semester. As such, this list will be continually updated.
    1. Week 1 - Introduction 2 items
      You should complete this e-learning course/read the study guide by week 3.
      1. Presentation Skills

        Webpage Core Complete the e-learning course on presentation skills - bear in mind that you will be recording your assessment presentation rather than delivering this face-to-face

      2. Group work and presenting | Skills for Learning | University of Salford, Manchester

        Webpage Core Complete the study guide 'presentation skills' - bear in mind that you will be recording your assessment presentation rather than delivering this face-to-face

    2. Week 2 - Studying at University 2 items
      1. Video on Note-Taking

        Webpage Core Watch this short video on note-taking techniques.

      2. Avoiding plagiarism and getting better marks

        Webpage Core Complete the e-learning course on avoiding plagiarism and getting better marks.

    3. Week 3 - Research Principles 1 1 item
    4. Week 4 - Library Skills 6 items
      1. Referencing

        Webpage Core Please complete the e-learning course 'introduction to referencing' before the class in week 4

      2. Planning ahead: making your search work

        Webpage Core Please complete the e-learning course 'Planning ahead: making your search work' course before the class in week 4.

      3. You may find the following chapters useful to support your independent study as you develop your information searching skills and build on what you've learnt in weeks 2 and 3.

    5. Week 5 - Research Principles 2 2 items
    6. Week 6 - Critical Thinking 2 items
      1. Critical Analysis

        Webpage Core Complete the e-learning course 'critical analysis'.

      2. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument - Stella Cottrell 2011

        Book Core Read any of the chapters from this book. Chapters 1 and 2 are available via google preview.

    7. Week 7 - Academic Writing 2 items
      1. 6 Steps to Assignment Success | Skills for Learning | University of Salford, Manchester

        Webpage  This course contains some additional resources which you may find useful to develop your approach to assignment writing.

    8. Week 8 - Preparing for Exams and Coursework 2 items
      1. Criminology - James Treadwell 2012

        Book 

    9. Week 9 - Assessment 1 due at 4pm on 21st November 2017 0 items
      1. There are no classes this week 0 items
        If you have not already, you should use this time to ensure you upload your presentation by the deadline.
    10. Week 10 - Reflecting on Learning and Feedback 2 items
      1. Feedback Glossary

        Webpage Core Complete the elearning course 'Assignment Feedback - Glossary of Terms'

    11. Week 11 - Careers and Employability 0 items
    12. Week 12 1 item
      1. There are no classes this week - use this time to work on your assignment. 1 item
        Your portfolio assignment is due at 4pm on Tuesday 9th January 2018
        1. Read a study guide | Skills for Learning | University of Salford, Manchester

          Webpage Core Complete the study guide 'reflective writing'. This will help you as you approach portfolio task 1.

  2. General Study Skills Reading 5 items
    1. There are a number of different study skills textbooks available via the library which discuss the main topics covered on the module. If you find you're not getting on with the set text for the week or you'd like some more advice then try one of these alternatives.

    2. Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university - Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield 2016

      Book 

    3. The study skills book - Kathleen McMillan, Jonathan D. B. Weyers, Kathleen McMillan 2012

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