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Essential Academic Skills eBook

Course Codes : EDE101

Essential Academic Skills eBook

ISBN 9780195519006
Edition 2
Publication Date
Publisher OUP Australia and New Zealand
1. Thinking About LearningIdeas about the nature of learningApproaches to learning2. Academic Language SupportThe distinctiveness of academic languageCreating coherence3. Listening and ParticipatingListeningListening wellListening in different contexts4. Reading in an Academic ContextSkills in finding sourcesReading well5. Basic Academic Writing SkillsWriting objectivelyIncorporating claims from the literatureWriting citationsWriting reference listsConstructing a paragraph around claims from the literature6. Further Academic Skills: Working on an AssignmentResponding to the assignment taskOrganising ideas and informationPlanningWriting drafts7. Essays and Reflective WritingEssaysReflective writing8. Doing Case Studies and Writing ReportsCase studiesIdentifying the problemsMaking recommendationsWriting up the case studyReports9. Collaborative Learning: Working in GroupsCollaborative group workCooperative group workFormal and informal group workBenefits of group workRoles people play in groupsHow groups developManaging group work challengesManaging micro processes10. PresentationsThe art of presentationsThe informative presentationGiving a team presentationLeading a discussion11. ExaminationsWhy examinationsLearning throughout the courseFocuses learning for an examination: revisionPreparation for particular types of examinationsTypes of examinationsTypes of examination questionsThe examinationWhat if …12. Doing Small-scale Exploratory Research ProjectsWhat is research?Researchable issues and questionsThe research processQuantitative versus qualitative researchScientific rigourGeneralisationCase studiesEthics13. Writing about ResearchWriting up your reportAppendix A: Basic Guidelines for Writing Citations and Reference ListItems (APA 6th)Appendix B: Additional Exercises for Chapter 5Appendix C: Case Study ExerciseAppendix D: Reading and Understanding a Research ArticleBibliography

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