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,...Show More
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.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Ace Your Exam Andrew Northedge
- The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook Ruth Helyer, Tony Wall, Ann Minton, Amy Lund
- Modern Social Work Theory Malcolm Payne
- Becoming a Critical Thinker Sandra Egege
- Brilliant Essays Ursula Hackett
- Anti-Discriminatory Practice Neil Thompson
- How to Write Your Literature Review Bryan Greetham
- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research Patrick Dunleavy, Jane Tinkler
- Be Well, Learn Well Gareth Hughes
- The Reflective Journal Barbara Bassot
- Critical Thinking Skills Stella Cottrell
- Getting Critical Kate Williams
- Reading and Making Notes Jeanne Godfrey
- Dissertations and Project Reports Stella Cottrell
- Writing for University Jeanne Godfrey
- Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism Kate Williams, Mary Davis
- Skills for Success Stella Cottrell
- The Study Skills Handbook Stella Cottrell
- How to Write Better Essays Bryan Greetham
- Brilliant Writing Tips for Students Julia Copus
- Report Writing Michelle Reid
- 14 Days to Exam Success Lucinda Becker