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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195568363
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Turner is a Lecturer at Queensland Institute of Business and Technology in Australia, where she teaches academic skills courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying students.

Lynette Ireland is a Tertiary Access Coordinator at the School of Indigenous Australian Studies at James Cook University, Australia.

Brenda Krenus is the Director of the Graduate Program in English as an International Language in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Leigh Pointon is Deputy Academic Director at the Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Australia.

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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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