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Essential Academic Skills

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

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Format: Paperback / softback, 294 pages, Revised Edition
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Published In: Australia, 18 August 2009
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.

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.

EAN: 9780195568363
ISBN: 0195568362
Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Dimensions: 25.15 x 18.8 x 1.78 centimetres (0.61 kg)
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This is a great book for those who are about to start tertiary education, or for people who have been 'out of the loop' for some time with study. It's easy to read and extremely comprehensive, with great tips and outlines for most kinds of academic writing styles, as well as handy flow charts and activities throughout the text to get you thinking the right way about your academic task. A valuable tool for academic beginners.

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