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Academic Success

A Student's Guide to Studying at University

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 239
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Macmillan Study Skills

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14 December 2018

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This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed...

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This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding.Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.

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  • Provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on finding and expressing one's voice in assignments - a key difficulty students face at university
  • Contains a whole section on academic writing, with individual chapters on key genres such as essays, reports and reflective assignments
  • Includes extracts from real academic texts to help students see how ideas relate to practice
  • Features short activities in each chapter, so that students can check their understanding as they go
  • Is supported by a companion website with additional resources for lecturers and activities for students

Introduction
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY STUDY
1. What's Different About Academic Communication?
2. Students and Lecturers
3. Independent Learning
PART 2: TAKING PART IN UNIVERSITY LEARNING
4. Academic Listening
5. Academic Reading
Tutorials and Seminars
7. Doing Group Assignments
PART 3: BECOMING CRITICAL
8. Opinions, Positions and Bias
9. Critical Thinking
10. Sources of Academic Knowledge
PART 4: EXPRESSING YOUR VOICE AND REFERRING TO THE VOICES OF OTHERS
11. Voices in Academic Texts
12. Expressing Your Own Voice
13. Avoiding Plagiarism
14. Voices in Different Types of Text
15. Creating an Identity in Different Types of Text
PART 5: WRITING ACADEMIC TEXTS
16. Writing in the University
17. Making Your Argument Flow
18. Writing Essays
19. Writing Reports
20. Writing Research Reports
21. Writing Reflective Texts
22. Writing Electronic Texts
23. Writing in Exams
Further Reading
Glossary.
​Academic Success includes everything a new student needs to know about university: from how a university works through to advice on reading, writing and thinking academically, including differences between disciplines. It's a comprehensive, useful guide to transitioning to university and succeeding in your studies. (Helen Cooper, University of Birmingham, UK)
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Jean Brick was formerly a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia.

Nick Wilson, Deanna Wong and Maria Herke are all Lecturers in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia.

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Jean Brick was formerly a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia.

Nick Wilson, Deanna Wong and Maria Herke are all Lecturers in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia.

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