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    Friday, 15 December 2017

    The Magwas publish yet another book


    The bookworm Magwa couple has published yet another must-read textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The new book titled, Writing a Research Proposal: A Step by Step Student Guide offers practical assistance in completing a dissertation or thesis with minimum or no stress. The content of the book covers all stages of writing a research proposal starting from defining the proposal itself, the selection of the research topic, statement of the problem, objectives, research questions, methodology and analysis of findings up to submission of the proposal to the dissertation/thesis committee or supervisor before the deadline.
      The guide is specifically designed to assist both undergraduate and postgraduate students to prepare and write proposals in fulfilment of academic requirements to obtain a university degree. The book's foreword was written by another renowned scholar, Professor Rungano Zvobgo, Vice Chancellor of the Great Zimbabwe University who highly recommended the new book for use in tertiary institutions saying; "The impressive profiles of the two authors reflect a high level of scholarship consciously focused on a step by step journey towards a successful dissertation/thesis…I have no doubt that students in Higher Education institutions will find this guide very useful".
    Proposal writing according to the authors is the most important exercise any student in a tertiary institution will have to do in order to produce a dissertation or thesis. Unfortunately, most students whether they are beginners or not do not understand what a research proposal means nor do they understand its importance in the research process. Influenced by their vast experience in supervising postgraduate research students, it became clear to the couple that a manual or handbook on proposal writing was greatly needed in all academic research institutions and organisations.
    The writers are seasoned educationists who have taught in different schools, colleges of education and universities in the country for a very long time. Wiseman Magwa is a Full Professor and founding Vice-Chancellor of the Reformed Church University in Zimbabwe. He taught at Fletcher and Thornhill High Schools in Gweru before joining Gweru Teachers College as a Lecturer in 1987. Later on, he was appointed lecturer at the Midlands State University where he taught for many years before his appointment as Faculty Dean at the Zimbabwe Open University in 2009. In 2011 he was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Reformed Church University and was subsequently appointed substantive Vice-Chancellor in 2012, a position he holds to date. Professor Magwa has so far published more than 100 academic articles plus 26 textbooks in both Shona and English.
    Simuforosa Magwa is a holder of a Doctoral Degree in Education and Senior Lecturer at the Great Zimbabwe University. She worked as a school teacher for many years before joining Higher Education as a lecturer. Dr Magwa has got several publications in the area of educational psychology with several journal articles, book chapters and a book to her credit. The two writers have also co-authored several research articles, book chapters and textbooks in Education that are being used on the international market as references in schools, colleges and universities.
    The book is available at Mambo Press Bookshops countrywide.
    ISBN: 978-086922-898-2
    Price: $ 10-00

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