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Geography at University : Making the Most of Your Geography Degree and Courses.

By: Contributor(s): Series: SAGE Study Skills SeriesPublisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2002Copyright date: ©2003Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (176 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781848605541
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Geography at University : Making the Most of Your Geography Degree and CoursesDDC classification:
  • 910
LOC classification:
  • G74 -- .C59 2003eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 What this Guide is trying to do -- 1.2 The Guide's limits -- 1.3 Making this your Guide -- 1.4 How to use the Guide -- 1.5 Further reading -- 1.6 Where next? -- 2 What Geography in Higher Education is About -- 2.1 Learning about yourself and others -- 2.2 Learning to learn -- 2.3 Seeing things differently: challenging orthodoxies -- 2.4 Applying knowledge, skills and the ability-to-learn to new topics -- 2.5 Becoming independent -- 2.6 Exploring geography -- 2.7 Geography at school and university -- 2.8 What sort of subject is geography? -- 2.9 Assessing your progress -- 2.10 How hard should you work at university? -- 2.11 Three big don'ts -- 2.12 How do you learn and how can you improve this? -- 2.13 Coping with stress -- 3 Geography, Geographers and Your Future Career -- 3.1 Why study a subject? -- 3.2 Recent changes -- 3.3 Your role and what employers want -- 3.4 Geographers' careers -- 3.5 A gap year? -- 4 Understanding the Learning and Teaching of Geography -- 4.1 Lectures -- 4.2 Tutorials -- 4.3 Seminars -- 4.4 Learning with the Internet -- 4.5 Fieldwork -- 4.6 Practical classes -- 4.7 Dissertations and projects -- 4.8 Other methods of teaching geography -- 4.9 Learning to use other resources -- 4.10 The library and ICT -- 4.11 Safety and assessing risks -- 4.12 Complaints -- 4.13 Responsibilities -- 5 Understanding How You Will Be Assessed in Geography -- 5.1 Academic progression and marking -- 5.2 What is being marked? -- 5.3 Examinations -- 5.4 Essays -- 5.5 Field and laboratory notebooks -- 5.6 Dissertations and projects -- 5.7 Oral presentations -- 5.8 Posters, web posters and press reports -- 5.9 Peer assessment and self-assessment -- 5.10 How to revise -- 5.11 How to survive an oral examination.
5.12 Marks, credit and degree classification -- 6 Other Useful Activities for Getting a Job -- 6.1 Moulding your degree and choosing courses -- 6.2 Acquiring new skills -- 6.3 Jobs -- 6.4 Active citizenship -- 6.5 Networking and contacts -- 6.6 Leadership and teamwork -- 6.7 Using your careers service -- 6.8 A geographer's curriculum vitae -- 6.9 Finding out about postgraduate courses and research opportunities -- 6.10 How to write a research proposal -- 7 Where Have We Got To? -- Learning geography -- Being examined in geography -- Extra-curricular activities -- Getting a job -- And finally … -- Appendix A Self-assessment of skills -- Appendix B Your Personal Record -- Appendix C Essays - the good and the bad -- Appendix D Web resources for geographers -- Appendix E Good examination answers -- Appendix F Marking criteria for dissertations -- Appendix G Giving a seminar presentation - some practical advice -- Further reading -- References -- Index.
Summary: `An essential easy-to-use guide to geography... unique in providing not only advice but also activity based guidance to both potential and current geography undergraduates... an all encompassing text which offers a fresh and original outlook on geography at degree level' Lorraine Craig, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).
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Cover Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 What this Guide is trying to do -- 1.2 The Guide's limits -- 1.3 Making this your Guide -- 1.4 How to use the Guide -- 1.5 Further reading -- 1.6 Where next? -- 2 What Geography in Higher Education is About -- 2.1 Learning about yourself and others -- 2.2 Learning to learn -- 2.3 Seeing things differently: challenging orthodoxies -- 2.4 Applying knowledge, skills and the ability-to-learn to new topics -- 2.5 Becoming independent -- 2.6 Exploring geography -- 2.7 Geography at school and university -- 2.8 What sort of subject is geography? -- 2.9 Assessing your progress -- 2.10 How hard should you work at university? -- 2.11 Three big don'ts -- 2.12 How do you learn and how can you improve this? -- 2.13 Coping with stress -- 3 Geography, Geographers and Your Future Career -- 3.1 Why study a subject? -- 3.2 Recent changes -- 3.3 Your role and what employers want -- 3.4 Geographers' careers -- 3.5 A gap year? -- 4 Understanding the Learning and Teaching of Geography -- 4.1 Lectures -- 4.2 Tutorials -- 4.3 Seminars -- 4.4 Learning with the Internet -- 4.5 Fieldwork -- 4.6 Practical classes -- 4.7 Dissertations and projects -- 4.8 Other methods of teaching geography -- 4.9 Learning to use other resources -- 4.10 The library and ICT -- 4.11 Safety and assessing risks -- 4.12 Complaints -- 4.13 Responsibilities -- 5 Understanding How You Will Be Assessed in Geography -- 5.1 Academic progression and marking -- 5.2 What is being marked? -- 5.3 Examinations -- 5.4 Essays -- 5.5 Field and laboratory notebooks -- 5.6 Dissertations and projects -- 5.7 Oral presentations -- 5.8 Posters, web posters and press reports -- 5.9 Peer assessment and self-assessment -- 5.10 How to revise -- 5.11 How to survive an oral examination.

5.12 Marks, credit and degree classification -- 6 Other Useful Activities for Getting a Job -- 6.1 Moulding your degree and choosing courses -- 6.2 Acquiring new skills -- 6.3 Jobs -- 6.4 Active citizenship -- 6.5 Networking and contacts -- 6.6 Leadership and teamwork -- 6.7 Using your careers service -- 6.8 A geographer's curriculum vitae -- 6.9 Finding out about postgraduate courses and research opportunities -- 6.10 How to write a research proposal -- 7 Where Have We Got To? -- Learning geography -- Being examined in geography -- Extra-curricular activities -- Getting a job -- And finally … -- Appendix A Self-assessment of skills -- Appendix B Your Personal Record -- Appendix C Essays - the good and the bad -- Appendix D Web resources for geographers -- Appendix E Good examination answers -- Appendix F Marking criteria for dissertations -- Appendix G Giving a seminar presentation - some practical advice -- Further reading -- References -- Index.

`An essential easy-to-use guide to geography... unique in providing not only advice but also activity based guidance to both potential and current geography undergraduates... an all encompassing text which offers a fresh and original outlook on geography at degree level' Lorraine Craig, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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