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Essential Academic Skills 2e

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Essential Academic Skills encourages and supports students to develop their skills to become the best learners they can be. It takes a step-by-step approach to the essential skills required to complete a university degree, and provides activities which give students the power to understand and improve how they learn.
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Overview


Essential Academic Skills encourages and supports students to develop their skills to become the best learners they can be. It takes a step-by-step approach to the essential skills required to complete a university degree, and provides activities which give students the power to understand and improve how they learn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195576054
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Turner is a lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Griffith University, where she teaches academic skills courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying students.

Lyn Ireland is Tertiary Access Coordinator, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University. Lyn is a highly experienced educator within the Indigenous context. She has over 25 years teaching experience encompassing Aboriginal communities both remote and urban in North Queensland and in the Northern Territory.

Brenda Krenus is Senior Adviser, Strategic Initiatives, to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), RMIT. She has taught in a wide range of tertiary settings offering programs in English language and communication to students studying internationally.

Leigh Pointon is Academic Director at Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Griffith University.

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Table of Contents

Guided Tour vi

Contributors viii

Acknowledgments x

1 Thinking About Learning 1

2 Listening and Participating 11

3 Reading for Academic Purposes 33

4 Basic Academic Writing Skills 62

5 Further Academic Skills: Working on an Assignment 89

6 Essays and Reflective Writing 108

7 Doing Case Studies and Writing Reports 125

8 Collaborative Learning: Working in Groups 149

9 Presentations 175

10 Examinations 193

11 Doing Small-scale Exploratory Research Projects 212

12 Writing Up Research 243

Appendix A Basic Guidelines for Writing Citations and Reference List Items (APA) 258

Appendix B Additional Exercises for Chapter 3 262

Appendix C Additional Exercises for Chapter 4 265

Appendix D Case Study Exercise 276

Appendix E Reading and Understanding a Research Article 278

Bibliography 281

Index 288

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