Essential Academic Skills
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- Student Resources
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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.
- 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)
Essential Academic Skills is also available as an e-book.
2. Academic Language Support
3. Listening and Participating
4. Reading in an Academic Context
5. Basic Academic Writing Skills
6. Further Academic Skills: Working on an Assignment
7. Essays and Reflective Writing
8. Doing Case Studies and Writing Reports
9. Collaborative Learning: Working in Groups
12. Doing Small-scale Exploratory Research Projects
13. Writing about Research
Appendix A: Basic Guidelines for Writing Citations and Reference List Items (APA 6th)
Appendix B: Additional Exercises for Chapter 5
Appendix C: Case Study Exercise
Appendix D: Reading and Understanding a Research Article
Kathy Turner – Lecturer, Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Griffith University
Lynette Ireland – Lecturer, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University
Brenda Krenus – Senior Adviser, Strategic Initiatives, to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), RMIT
Leigh Pointon – Academic director, Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Griffith University
The following resources are available for adopting lecturers of Essential Academic Skills: Second Edition
A Respondus testbank containing multiple choice questions for each chapter of the book. This testbank can be utilised in your university’s Virtual Learning Environment.
For more information about this title and the corresponding testbank, please contact your local OUP sales representative.
The following resources are available for students using Essential Academic Skills: Second Edition
- Sample essay: Improve your academic writing skills by reading a sample student essay, which has been extensively annotated with comments and feedback by a university lecturer.
- Multiple choice questions: Test your own academic skills with these multiple choice questions.