Essential Skills for Science and Technology

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The essential guide for any student studying science or technology. This book introduces the core academic skills students in this area need to learn & apply to succeed at university. It focuses on three key skills areas- research, argumentation and critical analysis; quantitative methods; and the conventions of written and oral communication.

It explains how to read scientific literature and understand its different language style, terminology, data and argument analysis. And conflicting interpretations. Next, the book tackles how to take data from a range of sources to construct your own perspective on a scientific issue & how to present it in both written & oral forms. Lastly it assists with one of the most fundamental of all tools for any branch of science- an understanding of the basic laws of mathematics.

Key topics include an introduction to tertiary study, e-learning & assessment; reading scientific literature, thinking & arguing critically; writing, research and presenting; and quantitative methods including fundamental mathematics, calculus, problem solving and statistics.

Focused on step-by-step skills development, this book aims to help readers become better students who are more likely to succeed.

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"A great gift for college-bound high school seniors. This reference can be read as needed, but this reviewer enjoyed it cover to cover."—Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195558319
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/22/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Zeegers worked in medical research at the University of Edelaide and Flinders Medical Centre for more than ten years. He then moved to Flinders University wehre he has held positions as a lecturer in chemistry, academic adviser for the sciences, and Head of the Student Learning Centre. His research focuses on teaching and learning in higher education, and in particular: the use of psychometric instruemtns to quantify the factors impacting on student learning; the development of casual models of learning outcomes; the relationship between psychological distress (depression, anxiety, and stress) and learning and; transition to university. He is the recipient of a National Teaching and Learning grant, several overseas fellowships, and is the author of two books and more then twenty research articles.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Guided Tour
Preface
About the Authors
Part 1 You and Tertiary Study
1. You and the University
2. Being Organised
Part 2 Learning and Researching
3. Modes of Learning for Higher Education
4. Lectures, Tutorials, and Laboratories
5. E-learning and Researchigher Education
4. Lectures, Tutorials, and Laboratories
6. Assessmentsand Research
Part 3 Critical Evaluation
7. Reading Scientific Literature
8. Critical Thinking
9. Academic Argument
Part 4 Writing and Presenting in the Sciences
10. Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
11. Referencing Styles
12. Writing for the Sciences
13. Writing a Report
14. Writing a Laboratory Report
15. Writing an Article Review
16. Presentation Skills: Talks and Posters
17. Editing Your Writing
Part 5 Quantitative Methods
18. An Approach to Problem Solving
19. Fundamental Mathematics
20. An Introduction to Calculus
21. Basic Statistics
Appendices
Bibliography
Online Resources
Index

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