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Communications Toolkit : 3rd Edition - Jane Grellier

Communications Toolkit

3rd Edition

Paperback

Published: 30th January 2014
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Product Description

The Communication Skills Toolkit is a valuable and practical resource guide to enable students to develop effective communication skills.

The text is divided into five easy-to-follow sections to help students to, make a successful transition to tertiary studies, develop effective research skills for their discipline, approach academic writing with confidence, refine their writing skills, and enhance their face-to-face communication experience.

Features:

  • How to Spot and How to Fix features help students easily identify and fix common communication mistakes
  • Hints and Tips throughout the text for more effective communication
  • Activities throughout the text allow students to practise and develop their communication skills as individuals and in group situations
  • Useful checklists help students find relevant information quickly and easily
  • Weblinks to useful communication tools online
  • Student companion website with interactive quizzes, web references and useful checklists


New to the Edition
  • Now addresses recently introduced Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) requirements
  • New Critical and reflective questions to help student help consolidate their learning at the end of each chapter
  • Updated student communication examples to include a wider range of disciplines and more visual examples of communication
  • New Teacher’s Handbook to guide academics on getting the most out of the book for their students
  • New Chapter 17 Where to from here? Covers how students can use what they’ve learnt beyond the first year of their course


About the Author

Jane Grellier has coordinated the Communication Skills program in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture since 2000. She began working life as a secondary English teacher, and then worked as a curriculum developer and educational writer in the fields of English and literacy. The Communication Skills program Jane coordinates is offered to 1600 students, mainly first-year students, in three Divisions of the university in order to develop the skills they will need for success at university – skills in information literacy, academic writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Her research interests include the teaching of writing and discipline-specific literacies.

Veronica Goerke works at Curtin University as Manager of Teaching Development, and is a lecturer in Curtin Teaching and Learning. Veronica helps to lead and support the enhancement of course and teaching quality across the university.

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An must to have when beginning your University studies.

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    This book offers practical, Plain English advice for those who wish to take the next step in the written communication. There are many examples of writing; from reflective to essay, report to para-phrasing and even, how to plan and progress through a Thesis. You would be wise to invest in a copy.

     
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      Love this book. I use it every week for uni and it has helped me to understand my studies so much better. As well as provide insight and tips to be a more effective student at uni and tips to improve my academic writing.

       
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      Very informative, great as a study tool!

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        This book is most useful when returning to study after a long time. Good for Mature Age Students.

         
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        Required for class, but still good.

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          Not something that I would normally buy , but it was on the required reading list for one of my units. Very well set out and easy to understand.

           
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          Table of Contents
          Section 1 – Transition to tertiary studies
          1. Making the transition
          2. Developing effective study skills

          Section 2 – Research skills
          3. Identifying appropriate resources
          4. Evaluating your resources
          5. Referencing

          Section 3 – Academic writing
          6. Approaches to writing
          7. Reflective writing
          8. Report writing
          9. Academic essay writing
          10. Other tertiary genres

          Section 4 – Refining your writing
          11. Two principles of good academic writing
          12. Grammar, punctuation and spelling

          Section 5 – Face-to-face communication
          13. Interpersonal skills
          14. Intercultural communication
          15. Teamwork
          16. Oral presentations
          17. Where to from here?

          ISBN: 9780170243612
          ISBN-10: 0170243613
          Audience: Tertiary; University or College
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 280
          Published: 30th January 2014
          Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 1.0
          Weight (kg): 0.42
          Edition Number: 3
          Edition Type: Revised