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The Academic Skills Handbook

The Academic Skills Handbook
Your Guide to Success in Writing, Thinking and Communicating at University

September 2018 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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This is your complete guide to acing your assignments and getting the most out of your time at university. Packed with tips, tools and a digital companion loaded with real-life examples, this book will help you:
  • communicate your ideas with confidence and clarity
  • watch your skills grow with diagnostic tools
  • create your own study plan tailored to the skills you need
  • know what your tutor is looking for and how to deliver
  • turn your skills into success after university.

This book is specially designed to show you where your strengths are and what you need to work on, so you get a practice plan that is perfect for your needs. It then arms you with the principles and practice to get ahead in your academic writing, presentations and group work.

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 hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Chapter 1 Getting Started on Your Essay
Chapter 2 Getting Started on Your Lab Report
Chapter 3 Writing Exams, Reflective Essays, Dissertations and Posters
Chapter 4 Writing with Clarity
Chapter 5 Writing with Accuracy
Chapter 6 Being Concise
Chapter 7 Writing in Academic Style
Chapter 8 Referencing with Accuracy
Chapter 9 Reading Skills
Chapter 10 Critical Thinking and Analysis
Chapter 11 Giving Effective Presentations
Chapter 12 Communicating in Seminars
Chapter 13 Working in Groups
Chapter 14 Getting the Most out of Your Lectures


SAGE Study Skills hub

Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Great resource text for students who are starting to write to an academic standard for the first time.

Mr Richard Francis Thompson King
Vocational Education, St. Helens College
September 6, 2018

This is an indispensable text that covers the aspects of engaging with academic practice in the most comprehensive way. It anticipates the angst-filled moments that all students encounter at the different stages of their undergraduate (and post-graduate) careers, and provides a range of strategies to cope with these moments. The use of this text could potentially facilitate a common ground between tertiary educators and students, through shared learning styles, supported in the multi-faceted resources the text provides. Should be well worth taking the time to explore the complementary online content once this becomes available.

Mr Philip Bright
Research Department, European School of Osteopathy
August 28, 2018

This is a thorough but accessible guide which will assist those at any level of HE study.

Dr Jennifer Hough
Criminal Justice, St Helens College
August 20, 2018

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