This book is a practical guide for students, full of the essential communication and study skills that will help them 'make the grade'. Covering all the skills that will be used across a degree, the book begins with listening skills, efficient time management and working effectively with a team and takes students right through their course to the best tips for taking exams.
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, and figures and tables. It also offers assistance revision, referencing and using the library effectively.
Students can read the book from front to back, look up particular topics as they need to, or use just one section they find useful. Each chapter is self-contained and deals with a different aspect of the skills necessary for both successful university learning and communication, assisting students to navigate the culture, language and conventions of successful study at university.
About the Authors
Iain Hay is Professor in the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders University. He has taught in a variety of capacities at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Dianne Bochner is retired from the English Department at Flinders University, where she taught professional writing and communication skills as well as literary studies.
Gill Blacket is a Digital Resources Librarian at Flinders University.
Carol Dungey worked in libraries for 25 years, was formerly Campus Librarian at University of South Australia, Senior Reference Librarian at Flinders University Library and Library Site Manager, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, South Australia.
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
Reviewed by 1 customer
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 28th June 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.1 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 4