Spring finally is here! To celebrate this momentous occasion we have some new library books that have arrived this month to support the Lincoln International Business School.
Yesterday, I submitted a ‘letter to myself’ to my past self as part of an upcoming event at Lincoln’s Drill Hall. Reflection ought to be embedded into our personal and work lives so that it becomes part of our daily routine. If not, why not? I find that reflective practice helps me change, if not always for the better, I always believe that I’m going forward. Life is about learning afterall. Some criticise that reflection is too backward-looking, turning over historical events in an already over-ploughed field; or simply navel-gazing (at worst). I disagree, but then I would. As Socrates (allegedly) said at his (less than unfortunate) trial: “An un-examined life is not worth living”.
N. B. I’ve embedded these slides from a code I retrieved from my account on Scribd, the document sharing platform. PS. It’s the free version!
What would you write in a letter to yourself, to either your past, present or future self? I’m taking part in this journey of self-discovery, choosing to write about my past self. Enough there already. It’s taking place today from 11.30-14.30 near the library entrance. There’s even free chocolate. It’s also part of a show at Lincoln’s Drill Hall – if you’re interested, pop along!
What does a Mixed Method approach mean? Conveniently, the much-borrowed Saunders & Lewis (2012) textbook carefully unpacks what a mixed methods research approach means via the layers of a onion diagram.
— Write That PhD (@WriteThatPhD) March 6, 2017
Please be advised we now have access to Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global , an addition that replaces the previous much smaller collection of Proquest Dissertations & Theses (UK & Ireland). This resource has been added to our Electronic Journals A-to-Z and Database list. The database also includes a banner of what looks like the swankiest restaurant in the world, no doubt situated in Milan or somewhere similar, and designed to attract the most discerning researcher.
You need to select the “Full Text” option in order to search for entire theses. It’s an astonishing collection: for a full text search on ‘entrepreneurship characteristics’, 43,198 results were recorded; some of which included Mercidee Curry’s Students’ perceptions of entrepreneurship at a historically black university in central Mississippi (Mississippi State University, 2012) and Susan J. Stevenson’s Entrepreneurial characteristics: The phenomenological study of the perceived characteristics that influence women to pursue entrepreneurship (Capella University, 2010). What will you find?
Proquest Dissertations & Theses (UK & Ireland) is a wonderful complement to ETHOS, which is the British Library’s collection of PhD Theses.
Poor spelling often discourages potential employers as the chief executive of the National Governors Association announced that some of the top schools in the UK have received high-level job applications containing mistakes of spelling and grammar.
We’re in the process of developing a spelling page on the Academic Writing Support guide which we hope allays some of the fears surrounding this most challenging area. As you’ll notice we’re also starting to buy some books to support our library collection.
Think of dictionaries and you may consider browsing Oxford Dictionaries online (available via library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Databases > O > Oxford English Dictionary Online), which contains some useful spelling advice.
We are pleased to announce that More Books is now up and running.
For those who don’t know, this is where undergraduate and postgraduate students are able to request books that are not in the library to be added to our collection.
Stella Cottrell, author of many books including the seminal Study Skills Handbook, explains what the 7 Approaches to Learning are in this short video, and covers what independent learning is all about such as devising active learning when you’re studying outside of the classroom so you become a successful and productive student.
The US comedian and film director Woody Allen once quipped: “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” How to read a pile of journal articles efficiently. It’s a conundrum. The Library is a wealth of information but how do you read fast without missing any of the detail? Andy Gillett’s useful website ‘Using English for Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education’ says that reading involves way more than the use of the eyes and the brain. To read fast, you need to use more of your brain. Reading fast means reading efficiently which means not wasting time and using your eyes and brain together well. To do this, you need to read with purpose and interactively. What Andy means is that we need targetted reading to be successful readers at university. To read more see: http://www.uefap.net/reading/reading-efficiently/reading-efficiently-introduction