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Reading at University

Author : Jamie Q Roberts; Caitlin Hamilton
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Reading At University

Author : Fairbairn, Gavin
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Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines. Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes. Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University. The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.

Reading Critically at University

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Have you ever been asked to critique an article, book, or past project and wondered what exactly was meant by `critique'? This book provides 13 different ways of undertaking a critique. It will help you to confidently use these critique methods to develop your own methods. Each chapter contains sample passages, example critiques and explanations of underlying theory to help you to consolidate your understanding and skills. Reading Critically at University will support undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences, as they master different critique methods. It will also be an excellent resource for all undergraduate study skills modules. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Cognitive principles critical practice Reading literature at university

Author : Susanne Reichl
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This enquiry into the principles and practice of reading literature brings together insights from cognitive studies, literary theory, empirical literature studies, learning and teaching research and higher education research. Reading is conceptualised as an active process of meaning-making that is determined by subjective as well as contextual factors and guided by a sense of purpose. This sense of purpose, part of a professional and conscious approach to reading, is the central element in the model of reading that this study proposes. As well as a conceptual aim, this model also has pedagogical power and serves as the basis for a number of critical and creative exercises geared towards developing literary reading strategies and strategic reading competences in general. These activities demonstrate how the main tenets of the study can be put into practice within the context of a particular institution of higher education.

Reading and Making Notes

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Reading and making notes at university is different from studying at school and MA26. Common questions students have include: - what exactly do my tutors expect from me? - how do I decide what to read from a long reading list? - how can I make sure my notes will really help me produce excellent work? This practical pocket guide takes you through all stages of reading and note making, from different reading purposes to making the most effective use of your notes. Features include: - real university marking criteria, assignments, reading lists and texts - examples of common pitfalls to avoid when using notes in an assignment - new to this edition – an expanded 'Making Notes' section with even more text extracts and examples

Writing At University A Guide For Students

Author : Creme, Phyllis
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This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment. This edition includes more detailed consideration of plagiarism and careful use of source material.

The Intelligent Student s Guide to Learning at University

Author : Geoffrey Cooper
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Aimed at prospective tertiary students as a self-help resource for studying at higher education level.

Critical Reading in Higher Education

Author : Karen Manarin
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Faculty often worry that students can’t or won’t read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.

Essential Study Skills

Author : Tom Burns
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The second edition of this bestselling book is publishing in April! Essential Study Skills is designed to be the complete practical guide to academic success covering everything from what it means to be a university student to how to succeed in exams. `The effect on our students was like star dust!' Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford, commenting on the authors' teaching

Effective Reading Student s Book

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Reading skills for advanced students.

Studying and Learning at University

Author : Alan Pritchard
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Studying and Learning at University provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essential study skills for first-time undergraduates. Alan Pritchard focuses on the skills that every student will need to master to achieve success in their academic career. Practical, straight-forward advice is provided on subjects such as how to: approach learning use active reading techniques use computers and the internet to support academic study prepare for written assessment prepare and deliver presentations. This guide is essential reading for anyone new to study at undergraduate level. Students setting out on any undergraduate course will welcome the support and guideance provided here. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

German Quickly

Author : April Wilson
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German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.

Teaching and Learning Vocabulary Through Reading at Saudi Universities

Author : Sultan Altalhab
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Vocabulary is a vital part of learning a new language. The more learners learn new vocabulary, the more likely they are to be able to use the new language effectively. In an EFL context, where opportunities for practising English in daily life may be more limited, one of the main sources of new vocabulary is reading of English texts. Several studies have reported the challenges that Saudi students encounter in learning English. However, all of these studies looked at schools as the context for investigation and focused on teaching and learning English in general. The present research investigates the teaching and learning of vocabulary through reading at Saudi universities. It examines three main issues. First, it looks at the vocabulary teaching techniques employed by teachers teaching English in Saudi universities. Second, it examines the vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) identified by students as most useful and the ones they felt most competent in using when reading. Third, it explores both teachers' and students' attitudes towards learning vocabulary through reading. While investigating these issues, the thesis identifies specific issues in teaching and learning vocabulary through reading at Saudi universities, in order to conclude with suggestions and recommendations for EFL teaching practices and language policy. While most vocabulary research is quantitative, this study used a mixed methods approach of quantitative and qualitative data collected from a range of sources. One hundred and fifty students majoring in English from four different universities completed a semi-structured questionnaire and twenty-two of them were interviewed. In addition, nine teachers of vocabulary and reading subjects were interviewed and their classes observed. A systematic analysis for the prescribed textbooks was also conducted in order to explore the relationship between the vocabulary introduced by the textbooks and the techniques and strategies employed in the classroom by teachers and students. The findings revealed that the teachers were "textbook-centralised" with a high dependence on the prescribed textbooks although they also showed autonomy in their use of vocabulary teaching techniques and ways in which they made use of the textbooks. They employed diverse vocabulary teaching techniques, but the predominant techniques were: using synonyms, defining new words in English and using Arabic. The students used a range of VLSs and employed the strategies that they thought were "fast" and "easy" to use. They tended to avoid complex strategies. The VLSs that the participants thought they commonly used were also the ones believed to be most useful. Students identified specific benefits of using certain VLSs and they showed autonomy in employing the strategies that they most valued. These benefits were mainly in relation to providing them with accurate and diverse information on new words and helping their retention. The participants felt skilful in using most of the VLSs used in their classes and they made a link between the strategies that they used most often and their level of competence in employing these strategies. All the teachers involved in the study perceived reading as a useful strategy in learning vocabulary and most of the students shared this view. Both teachers and students were negotiating their autonomy on an ongoing basis, which means that the social context of learning has a powerful influence on what students learn. The thesis concludes that vocabulary learning is a social practice influenced by a range of factors, such as teaching techniques, VLSs, the textbook, participants' beliefs and attitudes, learners' interests, cultural values and learners' level of competence in English.

Second National Poultry Conference Held at University College Reading July 8 9 11 1907

Author : Edward Brown
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Academic Writing and Dyslexia

Author : Adrian J. Wallbank
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This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.

The Johns Hopkins University Circular

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Includes University catalogues, President's report, Financial report, etc.

Academic Skills

Author : Liz Soars
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Key features: Clear aims from the outset Relevant and interesting topics Full colour throughout for motivation Colour coding for easy use Study skills boxes outlining targetsTests CD-ROMsWith answer keys and suggested timings, the Tests CD-ROMS are a quick and easy way to check your students' progress. Available for Listening, Speaking, and Study Skills and Reading Writing, and Study Skills, each Tests CD-ROM is a flexible resource to practise and test the study skills taught at each level. Each CD-ROM contains:Two mid-course testsTwo end-of-course testsAll the tests are provided as PDFs. In addition, the Listening tests, Speaking tests and Reading tests are also in word format, so you can edit them to suit your students. And with parallel versions of each test, students really do have to answer the questions for themselves.

Reading Writing And Reasoning

Author : Fairbairn, Gavin
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Written by authors experienced in the subject, this text aims to encourage the development of skills in reading and evaluating texts, in the use of clear and effective writing style and in cogent argument.

Reading 4 Student s Book

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Cambridge Skills for Fluency is a learner-centred range of materials designed specifically to develop students' fluency and confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The books are at four levels from pre-intermediate through to advanced and are suitable for use as supplementary texts or as core texts on skills development courses. Each book in the Cambridge Skills for Fluency series: promotes fluency by presenting a wide variety of both old and new topics in creative and imaginative ways * genuinely engages students' interest and encourages them to share personal reactions and opinions fluently * focuses on a particular skill but the other skills are integrated in a way that reflects real life use of language * contains twenty units designed to take about an hour of class time, a detailed contents map and brief teaching notes.

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays

Author : Jeanne Godfrey
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A fundamental part of writing at university is using what you read in your work. Your lecturers may ask you to be critical, original and to put what you read into your own words. You will also be told not to plagiarise. What does all this actually mean? How can you use other people's work and still be original? How much of your essay should be about what you read? How do you make clear the difference between your own ideas and those that have come from your reading? What words and phrases should you use to introduce and comment on your sources? The fully updated and revised edition of this popular book answers these questions, and takes you through the complete process of using your reading in your writing. It also: • Uses real texts and examples of real student writing • Gives you nearly 300 key words to use when integrating sources into your work and practice in using them accurately • Looks at common mistakes students make to help you to improve your own correction skills and avoid making the same mistakes yourself How to Use your Reading in your Essays equips you with all the information, practice and confidence you need to use your reading effectively in your writing and to get the best marks possible for your work.