Making the Grade: A Guide to Successful Communication and Study

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9780195517590: Making the Grade: A Guide to Successful Communication and Study
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Making the Grade is a comprehensive reference for university students and staff on all aspects of higher education study and communication. It offers advice on completing university assignments and assessment tasks in a way that will help students 'make the grade'. Covering all aspects of university learning in the order in which students are likely to encounter them, the book begins by dealing with listening skills and effective time management, and concludes with advice on submitting answers during an electronic exam sitting. In between, it investigates and explains all formats in which lecturers usually ask students to convey their ideas, including essays, reports, annotated bibliographies, reviews, oral presentations, posters, figures and tables. It also offers assistance on teamwork, revision, referencing and using the library effectively. With a brand new chapter on preparing and presenting arguments, new handy margin tips for quick reference, and fully updated material on using the internet for study and electronic referencing, Making the Grade assists students to navigate the culture, language and conventions of successful study at university.New to this edition Now includes margin tips for easy reference New chapter on preparing and presenting arguments in essay form Updated material on writing and researching for the internet, and electronic referencing New material on attending conferences and networking

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Ian Hay is at Head, School of Geography, Flinders University. Dianne Vochner is at Flinders University.

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