Making the Grade, now in its fourth edition, is a comprehensive reference for university students and staff on all aspects of higher education study and communication. It offers advice on completing university assignments and assessment tasks in a way that will help students 'make the grade'. Covering all aspects of university learning, the book begins by dealing with listening skills and effective time management, and concludes with advice on punctuation. In between, it investigates and explains all formats in which lecturers usually ask students to convey their ideas, including essays, reports, annotated bibliographies, reviews, oral presentations, posters, figures and tables. It also offers assistance on teamwork, revision, referencing and using the library effectively. With handy margin tips for quick reference, and fully updated material on using the internet for study and electronic referencing, Making the Grade assists students to navigate the culture, language and conventions of successful study at university.