Making the Grade 4e and Smart Thinking 2e Valeu Pack

Author(s): Iain Hay; Matthew Allen


This value pack contains Making the Grade: Fourth Edition and Smart Thinking: Second Edition. Making the Grade: Fourth Edition is a practical guide for students, full of the essential communication and study skills that will help them âe~make the gradeâe(tm). Covering all the skills that will be used across a degree, the book begins with listening skills, efficient time management and working effectively with a team and takes students right through their course to the best tips for taking exams. In between, it investigates and explains all formats in which lecturers usually ask students to convey their ideas, including essays, reports, annotated bibliographies, reviews, oral presentations, posters, and figures and tables. It also offers assistance revision, referencing and using the library effectively. Students can read the book from front to back, look up particular topics as they need to, or use just one section they find useful. Each chapter is self-contained and deals with a different aspect of the skills necessary for both successful university learning and communication, assisting students to navigate the culture, language and conventions of successful study at university. Smart Thinking: Second Edition is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. It combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge. The book treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an abstract exercise in logic. It not only provides detailed advice on how to practice better analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, Smart Thinking emphasises how to develop arguments that are coherent and that take account of their audience and context. The new edition expands and updates the learning tools, including glossary, guide to further reading and guide to important skills. Each chapter also contains exercises to enhance knowledge and test readers' skills. A completely new final chapter demonstrates a fully-worked example that models the skills learnt in the book.  For more information on each of these titles, including the table of contents, please see their individual pages:Making the GradeSmart Thinking

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780190023386
  • : Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
  • : 1.024
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iain Hay; Matthew Allen
  • : Multiple copy pack