This book acts as a primer for all international students from non-English speaking backgrounds intending to complete a postgraduate course at a Western university.It provides an acute focus on the skills needed for postgraduate study. It offers models of good and bad practice. It takes a practical approach with activities and suggestions to ensure a smooth transition from undergraduate to independent study. It is written by a postgraduate learning specialist with over twenty years experience.This book provides a clear, comprehensive study guide for the increasing number of international students embarking on graduate degrees in Western universities. The topics covered include dealing with the culture shock, improving language, study skills and the types of research skills required on postgraduate courses.
About the Author
Martin Davies is Acting Director at the Teaching and Learning Unit, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of a number of books and has written papers for a diverse range of scholarly journals. His research interests include critical thinking skills, postgraduate learning, computer-aided argument mapping, evaluation and assessment, history of philosophy, and philosophy of mind.