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Essential Skills for Science and Technology


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Part 1: You and Tertiary Study1. You and the University2. Being Organised Part 2: Leaning and Researching3. Modes of Learning for Higher Education4. Lectures, Tutorials, and Laboratories5. E-learning and Research6. Assessments Part 3: Critical Evaluation7. Reading Scientific Literature8. Critical Thinking9. Academic Argument Part 4: Writing and Presenting in the Sciences10. Academic Integrity and Plagiarism11. Referencing Styles12. Writing for the Sciences13. Writing a Report14. Writing a Laboratory Report15. Writing an Article Review16. Presentation Skills: Talks and Posters17. Editing Your Writing Part 5: Quantitative Methods18. An Approach to Problem Solving19. Fundamental Mathematics20. An Introduction to Calculus21. Basic Statistics Appendices1 Key words in written assignment questions2 Unusual plurals3 Prefixes4 The use of apostrophes5 SI units and fundamental constants BibliographyOnline ResourcesIndex

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Peter Zeegers Is an education consultant and freelance writer and previously a lecturer in Chemistry and an academic adviser for the sciences and health sciences, Flinders University. Kate Deller-Evans Lecturer in Higher Education (Centre for University Teaching) and also in the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University. Sandra Egege Lecturer in the Student Learning Centre at Flinders University and topic coordinator in the Research Higher Degree Professional Development Program. Christopher Klinger Director of Foundation Studies at the University of South Australia.

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