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Essential Academic Skills is a comprehensive guide to the academic skills required for successful completion of a tertiary degree. Using a step-by-step approach it introduces students to the core academic skills including: learning in a tertiary context; listening to lectures and participating in tutorials; searching for sources; reading, responding to and writing up a range of assignment types (essay, reflective essay, case study, report); giving professional presentations; creating and maintaining a successful group; doing examinations; and designing, undertaking and writing up small research projects.
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Table of Contents

1. Thinking About Learning; 2. Listening and Participating; 3. Reading for Academic Purposes; 4. Basic Academic Writing Skills; 5. Further Academic Skills: Working on an Assignment; 6. Essays and Reflective Writing; 7. Doing Case Studies and Writing Reports; 8. Collaborative Learning: Working in Groups; 9. Presentations; 10. Examinations; 11. Doing Small-scale Exploratory Research Projects; 12. Writing Up Research; Appendix A: Basic Guidelines for Writing Citations and Reference List Items (APA); Bibliography; Index.

About 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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