Essential Academic Skills

Author(s): Leigh Lynette; Pointon Brenda; Ireland Kathy; Krenus Turner


Essential Academic Skills encourages and supports students to develop their skills to become the best learners they can be. It takes a step-by-step approach to the essential skills required to complete a university degree and provides comprehensive learning support through examples and activities.


  • A step-by-step approach to the core skills of finding sources, reading, writing, listening, speaking and researching within a university context.

  • Complete instructions on how to avoid plagiarism, and enhance the use of sources, through paraphrasing, quotation, summary, in-text citations and reference lists.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essential assessment skills needed for success at university – academic essays, reports, case studies, reflective essays, presentations, group work, examinations, and primary research.

  • Academic language support relevant to all university study and specific for each skill

  • Appropriate academic examples provided for each step in the skill learning process.

  • Useful in-book and online activities for students.


  • New Chapter 2 Academic Language Support

  • Chapters 4 Reading in an Academic Context and 5 Basic Academic Writing Skills have been significantly updated to cover the new technological possibilities in searching and referencing and to incorporate the latest version of the APA style (APA 6th)

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General Fields

  • : 9780195576054
  • : Oxford Univ Pr
  • : Oxford Univ Pr
  • : September 2012
  • : 1.00000mm X 7.25000mm X 9.75000mm
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Leigh Lynette; Pointon Brenda; Ireland Kathy; Krenus Turner
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : English
  • : 371