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Academic Skills Handbook: Your Guide to Success in Writing, Thinking and Communicating at University

by Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9781473997158
Format:
Pbk 344 pages
Price:
AU$54.99 NZ$59.13
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This is your complete guide to acing your assignments and getting the most out of your time at university. Packed with tips, tools and a digital companion loaded with real-life examples, this book will help you:



  • communicate your ideas with confidence and clarity

  • watch your skills grow with diagnostic tools

  • create your own study plan tailored to the skills you need

  • know what your tutor is looking for and how to deliver

  • turn your skills into success after university.



This book is specially designed to show you where your strengths are and what you need to work on, so you get a practice plan that is perfect for your needs. It then arms you with the principles and practice to get ahead in your academic writing, presentations and group work.

Introduction
PART 1 WRITING SKILLS
Chapter 1 Getting Started on Your Essay
Chapter 2 Getting Started on Your Lab Report
Chapter 3 Writing Exams, Reflective Essays, Dissertations and Posters
Chapter 4 Writing with Clarity
Chapter 5 Writing with Accuracy
Chapter 6 Being Concise
Chapter 7 Writing in Academic Style
Chapter 8 Referencing with Accuracy
PART 2 READING AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS SKILLS
Chapter 9 Reading Skills
Chapter 10 Critical Thinking and Analysis
PART 3 PRESENTATIONS, SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS
Chapter 11 Giving Effective Presentations
Chapter 12 Communicating in Seminars
Chapter 13 Working in Groups
Chapter 14 Getting the Most out of Your Lectures

Diana Hopkins - The University of Bath, UK


Tom Reid - The University of Bath, UK