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.
New to the Edition
- 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
About the Author
- 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
r 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.
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.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th January 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised