Beginning University: Thinking, Researching and Writing for Success
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Do you want to make the most of your time at university? Beginning University shows you how to develop the skills you need in order to succeed at university and later on.
Step by step, the authors explain how to think critically, create an argument and present your ideas well both in writing and in oral presentations. They show you how to read effectively and take good notes, and how to plan your work. They also look at how to get the most out of your lectures and tutorials, and give you handy research tips. Questions and activities at the end of each chapter help you practise what you have learnt.
Beginning University provides a head start to studying at university and can be used by students in any subject. Don't wait till it's too late!
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Learning at university level
In and out of class
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Effective oral presentations
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Page 215 - Tell them what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you told them.
Page 65 - It abbreviates the longer phrase post hoc ergo propter hoc, meaning "after this therefore because of this.
Page 65 - In the case of an invalid deduction, one shows that the assumed truth of the premises does not guarantee the truth of the conclusion.
Page 245 - Taylor, G. (1989) The Student's Writing Guide for the Arts and Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Page 57 - Every instance of the above two patterns is an argument which is such that if the premises are true, the conclusion must be true.
Page 236 - The Washington Lobby: A Continuing Struggle to Influence Government Policy The efforts of organized interests to influence government policy are an inseparable part of the American political process. They are based largely on the guarantees of free speech and the people's right "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Page 85 - When recently hatched birds such as ducklings are hand-reared for a few days, they strongly prefer the company of their human keeper to that of their own species.
Page 234 - Political action committees (PACs) are organizations established by interest groups for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to selected political candidates.
Page 89 - CONCLUSION In this chapter we have looked at the way in which exposition differs from other modes of writing, and have explained the main techniques of exposition.
Page 136 - There is a natural tendency to want to get on with the activity.