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Academic Literacy is an essential tool for people moving into the tertiary phase of education, to support the achievement of their goals. It covers all the necessary academic skills and competencies for constructive and successful study – not only reading, writing, listening and verbal communication, but also critical thinking, possibly the core skill needed at this level of study. Other skills it aims to develop are: understanding and engaging in academic study; vocabulary; reading for study purposes; argument; paraphrasing and summarising; writing paragraphs; assignment writing; and preparing for examinations.
Academic Literacy will help you cope with the reading and writing demands of further and higher education. It will also help you be more knowledgeable about yourself, your aspirations, career goals, and how to manage your time and stress more effectively.
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Motivate your learners to succeed with Action Jackson! From motivational speaker and founder of Fix Up Seminars, Action Jackson, comes an inspirational guide offering a tried-and-tested method that enables primary and secondary teachers to motivate young people and unlock their potential for success. Many learners are plagued with the fear of failure, anxious about self-image and apathetic towards the future. Are we, as educators, not responsible for helping them navigate through life and empowering them to unlock their potential? Happy School 365 is packed with 21 easy-to-implement ideas to motivate young people to achieve academic and personal success, helping them to make the most of school and life, build better relationships with teachers and develop a sense of self-worth, focus and discipline. Dividing his approach into five stages - the manifesto, the mission, the mindset, the method and the miracle - Jackson sets out a vision for what this method can achieve: well-rounded individuals who are agents of change for humanity. This is the must-have guide for all teachers looking to play their part in developing a generation that is happy, healthy and successful.
An audience-centered approach to public speaking Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach brings theory and practice together. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech making process. This model of public speaking is the foundation of the text, and it guides students through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the gap between the classroom and the real world.
Undertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads students through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and developing writing for future assignments including exam writing. The authors follow their tried-and-tested Smarter Student series approach to deliver timely, practical, hands-on guidance based on real-life experience from teaching and assessing students' writing. How to write for university - academic writing for success is an invaluable tutorial and reference for any student approaching university writing assignments.
A practical, step-by-step guide to postgraduate study, covering the whole research process from planning to writing up and beyond. Undertaking a large-scale original research project involves choosing an appropriate topic, planning and carrying out the research, and analysing and writing up the data and conclusions. At PhD level, these steps can be challenging for any student. Using the tried-and-tested approach, style and pedagogy of the Smarter Student series, this text delivers timely, practical, hands-on guidance based on real-life experience from students and supervisors alike. The book guides the student through all of the key aspects of being a researcher and delivering a successful PhD thesis. It is an invaluable tutorial and reference for those entering academic life at doctoral level, providing practical guidance, examples and tips for success.
Readers with a hunger for knowledge and an interest in the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build will discover the ins and outs of how to do everything they've ever wondered about in this colourful, inviting volume. With dozens of useful and intriguing visual tutorials that cover how to carve a turkey, capture a swarm of bees, predict the weather by the clouds, darn socks, create a butterfly garden, set up a dog agility course, keep a nature sketchbook, navigate by the stars, and more, this rich compendium will educate, fascinate, spark conversation, and inspire new hobbies and experiences.
New to the highly successful Smarter Study Skills series comes this essential guide to thinking and writing critically. This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the key areas where most students need help in developing and enhancing the critical thinking and writing skills that are crucial to successful academic study, and provides practical tips and solutions. The authors use real life examples to illustrate common mistakes and demonstrate how to avoid them. They provide solid advice on enhancing analytical and argumentation skills by adopting best practice with critical thinking and reflective writing.
This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the areas where most students need help with exam preparation & performance and provides straightforward, practical tips and solutions that will enable you to assess and then improve your performance and get better results - and better grades!
An accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful undergraduate dissertations and project reports on any HE course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of dissertation and report writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of planning, researching, writing, revising and referencing a successful dissertation or report.
This is an accessible guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successful essays and assignments on any HE course.
A comprehensive handbook for any art, design or media student, or for those thinking about pursuing studies in this area. This accessible guide is designed for continuing use as the student prepares for and undertakes any HE A, D & M course. From choosing a course, to assessment criteria to graduate life, this book will break down the university experience for this group, providing the answers that they really need. The book will be split into two sections, the first part providing the study information that art, design and media students require and the second looking at the key concerns of specialist media such as animation, photography and 3D design. The guide will address key concepts from the particular perspective of the specialist undergraduate student in managing practical and written projects; including approaches to information gathering, exploration of ideas, and development of creative solutions to problems, presentation of work, and essay and report writing. Study Skills for Art, Design, and Media Students provides essential and practical information of what you need to know to study successfully and prepare for a career within the creative and cultural industries.
This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students' writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.
Study Skills for Nursing & Healthcare Students has been developed specifically to provide tried & tested guidance on the most important academic and study skills that students require throughout their time at university and beyond.
This book will help to improve confidence and help part-time and distance learning students to build on the skills and experience gained at work. Throughout the book examples are included using real life case studies drawn from the experiences of students who have been successful in achieving their degree without giving up their job.
This work provides guidance for all undergraduate and postgraduate students approaching a research project for the first time. The book features tips, examples, checklists, 'Try This' boxes, two colour design, and much more.
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