Essential Academic Skills [Second Revised Edition]

Essential Academic Skills [Second Revised Edition]

By: Kathy Turner and Lynette Ireland and Brenda Krenus and Leigh Pointon

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Essential Academic Skills encourages and supports students to develop their skills to become the best learners they can be. It takes a step-by-step approach to the essential skills required to complete a university degree and provides comprehensive learning support through examples and activities. KEY FEATURES A step-by-step approach to the core skills of finding sources, reading, writing, listening, speaking and researching within a university context. Complete instructions on how to avoid plagiarism, and enhance the use of sources, through paraphrasing, quotation, summary, in-text citations and reference lists. Comprehensive coverage of the essential assessment skills needed for success at university – academic essays, reports, case studies, reflective essays, presentations, group work, examinations, and primary research. Academic language support relevant to all university study and specific for each skill Appropriate academic examples provided for each step in the skill learning process. Useful in-book and online activities for students. NEW TO THIS EDITION New Chapter 2 Academic Language Support Chapters 4 Reading in an Academic Context and 5 Basic Academic Writing Skills have been significantly updated to cover the new technological possibilities in searching and referencing and to incorporate the latest version of the APA style (APA 6th) Table of Contents: 1. Thinking About Learning Ideas about the nature of learning Approaches to learning 2. Academic Language Support The distinctiveness of academic language Creating coherence 3. Listening and Participating Listening Listening well Listening in different contexts 4. Reading in an Academic Context Skills in finding sources Reading well 5. Basic Academic Writing Skills Writing objectively Incorporating claims from the literature Writing citations Writing reference lists Constructing a paragraph around claims from the literature 6. Further Academic Skills: Working on an Assignment Responding to the assignment task Organising ideas and information Planning Writing drafts 7. Essays and Reflective Writing Essays Reflective writing 8. Doing Case Studies and Writing Reports Case studies Identifying the problems Making recommendations Writing up the case study Reports 9. Collaborative Learning: Working in Groups Collaborative group work Cooperative group work Formal and informal group work Benefits of group work Roles people play in groups How groups develop Managing group work challenges Managing micro processes 10. Presentations The art of presentations The informative presentation Giving a team presentation Leading a discussion11. Examinations Why examinations Learning throughout the course Focuses learning for an examination: revision Preparation for particular types of examinations Types of examinations Types of examination questions The examination What if …12. Doing Small-scale Exploratory Research Projects What is research? Researchable issues and questions The research process Quantitative versus qualitative research Scientific rigour Generalisation Case studies Ethics13. Writing about Research Writing up your report Appendix A: Basic Guidelines for Writing Citations and Reference List Items (APA 6th) Appendix B: Additional Exercises for Chapter 5 Appendix C: Case Study ExerciseAppendix D: Reading and Understanding a Research Article Bibliography

Title: Essential Academic Skills [Second Revised Edition]

Author Name: Kathy Turner and Lynette Ireland and Brenda Krenus and Leigh Pointon

Categories: Study and Writing Skills, Academic, Essay, Assignment Writing, Academic, Essay, Assignment Writing,

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Publisher: Australia, Oxford University Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0195576055

ISBN Number 13: 9780195576054

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 25.6 x 19.0 x 1.8 cm

Kg: 0.72 Kg

Seller ID: 9780195576054

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