Practical Skills in Biology is an indispensable book that provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biology.
Sections key transferable skills, including chapters on time management, working with others, note taking, revising, assessment and exams, and preparing a cv.
Chapters on fieldwork and on the preparation and use of calibration curves.
Up-dated material on the use of the Internet and world wide web.
Material on evaluating information – a vital skill for today’s students.
Coverage of numeracy and statistics to provide support and guidance in this tricky area.
Each chapter has study exercises to reinforce learning with problems and practical exercises. Answers are given at the back of the book for all exercises.
Each chapter is supported by a section giving printed and electronic sources for further study.
Worked examples and "how to" boxes set out the essential procedures in a step-by-step manner.
Key points highlight critical features of methodology.
Use of margin tips, definitions and illustrations.
Use of two-colour text throughout the book.