An Introduction to scholarship: building academic skills for tertiary study offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.
- A scenario or case study relevant to the problems discussed in the chapter
Margin glosses of difficult or new vocabulary
- Short explanations of theory and examples, followed by practical, guided activities
- A range of response and comprehension questions, as well as more challenging, higher order cognitive questions
- Links to practical activities and assessments on the Learning Zone
- A final question that encourages students to think critically about what they have covered, and how it integrates with their studies in general.
1Engaging in academic study
2Reading and referencing skills
3Planning your assignments
4Audience, purpose and style
5Work your 'Google-Fu'
6Paragraphs, paraphrases and summaries
7Critical analysis and argumentation
8Problems, persuasion and argument
9Working with graphic devices
10Polishing your writing
First year Academic literacy or Introduction to scholarship courses at universities and colleges.