Essential Academic Skills / Edition 2

Essential Academic Skills / Edition 2

by Kathy Turner, Lynette Ireland, Brenda Krenus, Leigh Pointon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195568362

ISBN-13: 9780195568363

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Your first step to academic success!

Helping you become the best learner you can be, this book is a comprehensive guide to the academic skills required for the successful completion of a university degree.

With a step-by-step approach and activities focused on honing each skill, this book will help you build a core foundation of expertise in academic

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Your first step to academic success!

Helping you become the best learner you can be, this book is a comprehensive guide to the academic skills required for the successful completion of a university degree.

With a step-by-step approach and activities focused on honing each skill, this book will help you build a core foundation of expertise in academic research, writing, group work, exams, presentations and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195568363
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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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