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Essential Skills for Academic Success: Your Guide to Succeeding at Uni
Author: Jonathan Hancock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
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A resource for students and supervisors alike, the topics covered are related to the management of postgraduate research studies: the development of a successful research proposal (with examples); research resource management; research ethics and more.
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