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) Essential Academic Skills is also available as an e-book.