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Academic Culture (3rd Edition)

A student's guide to studying at university

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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,...

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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.    

    

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Featuring examples and short, helpful activities throughout, this book will help students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university. It covers:

  • Recognising opinions, positions and bias
  • Thinking critically and applying this to the process of completing assignments
  • Listening, reading and participating in groups
  • How to find one's own voice in the context and refer to other people's ideas
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Guidance on core forms of academic writing: essays, reports, reflective assignments.


  • Three new chapters on reflective writing, writing lab reports, and writing in exams
  • Additional material on paraphrasing and summarizing
  • New section on creating and maintaining an e-portfolio
  • New 'think about this' feature, which promotes reader engagement.

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
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Jean Brick has been involved in the field of academic literacy for over 20 years. She has worked with undergraduates and postgraduate students from both English speaking and non-English speaking backgrounds, and currently teaches in the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University.   



    

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Jean Brick has been involved in the field of academic literacy for over 20 years. She has worked with undergraduates and postgraduate students from both English speaking and non-English speaking backgrounds, and currently teaches in the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University.   



    

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