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Academic Culture : A student's guide to studying at university - Jean Brick

Academic Culture

A student's guide to studying at university

Paperback Published: 18th April 2016
ISBN: 9781420257038
Number Of Pages: 100

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Academic Culture: a student's guide to studying at university is a much-needed and immensely practical resource. It identifies the attitudes, values and expectations shared by people who teach and study in universities, and the ways that this culture affects student and lecturer behaviour.

Designed for students who are entering university for the first time, the new edition of this widely successful text equips readers with the knowledge and skills to improve their academic performance.

Featuring helpful examples, 'skills practice' activities and 'word lists' in each chapter, Academic Culture develops student's ability to select and read appropriate resources, express their voice clearly, avoid plagiarism, structure their arguments, write essays and reports and actively participate in tutorials and seminars. New chapters address writing a range of electronic texts and planning assignments.

Introduction About the author Acknowledgments Chapter 1 What is academic culture? Chapter 2 Opinions and positions Chapter 3 Critical thinking, problem solving and description Chapter 4 Independent learning Chapter 5 Students and lecturers Chapter 6 Sources of academic knowledge Chapter 7 Academic listening Chapter 8 Academic reading Chapter 9 Voices in academic texts Chapter 10 Expressing your own voice Chapter 11 Avoiding plagiarism Chapter 12 Voices in different types of text Chapter 13 Expressing your voice using hedges, boosters and attitude markers Chapter 14 Writing essays: general-specific texts Chapter 15 Writing reports: problem-solution texts Chapter 16 Writing research reports Chapter 17 Making your argument flow Chapter 18 Organising information in clauses Chapter 19 Taking part in tutorials and seminars Chapter 20 Group work Further reading Glossary Answers Index

ISBN: 9781420257038
ISBN-10: 9781420257038
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 18th April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 19.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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