Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK): University Foundation Study

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9781859649282: Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK): University Foundation Study

Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Teacher's Book The Garnet Education Transferable Academic Skill Kit was short-listed for the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2008. TASK is a flexible learning resource that has been carefully designed to develop the key transferable skills that promote students' success in university and college study. Whether you are a student or a teacher, the TASK series provides a tried and tested teaching and learning tool suitable for a broad range of academic disciplines. A series of supported exercises relates theory to practice and provides students with the tools to develop a framework of skills that can then be used in a wide range of contexts both inside and outside the academic world. TASK can be followed as a complete course or individual modules can be selected to address specific needs. Created by members of the academic staff of the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading, TASK forms a part of the university's skills provision for home and international students at all levels. Key Features The Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) is an innovative learning resource for academic study skills. The modular nature of the course enables teachers to construct either a full foundation programme or select individual modules according to their students' needs. The Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) develops key transferable skills that promote students' success in university and college study. Transferable: Carefully designed to link learning with outcome. Skills transferable to: * all faculties * the professional world * an international audience Flexible: Takes into account the wide-ranging needs of institutions around the world. * Modular design: available as a boxed set containing all 12 modules or as individual modules * Can be used as a taught course or for self-study Motivating: Designed with student motivation in mind. * Scaffolded activities for maximum student involvement * Attractive and stimulating design * Clear outcomes * Web links for further study The 12 modules are also available for purchase separately: Module 1: Key Foundation Skills Module 2: Academic Culture Module 3: Seminars and Tutorials Module 4: Team-Working Module 5: Problem-Solving Module 6: Critical Thinking Module 7: Introduction to IT Skills Module 8: Essay Writing Module 9: Scientific Writing Module 10: Research and Referencing Module 11: Presentations Module 12: Examination Technique

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Jane Brooks wrote the TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) Teacher's Book and has contributed to a number of other modules in the series. She has been working in ELT since 1983. After teaching ESOL for a brief time, she moved into English for Academic Purposes, and has taught this in the UK and Caribbean for the last 23 years. She has also taught linguistics and francophone literature. At present, she is based at the University of Sussex, where she works mostly on pre-sessional courses. She is also researching plagiarism amongst international university students in UK universities.

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"A very important awareness-raising package for all who use it - including teachers and professors." "A must for every university and academic institution where overseas students are studying for a degree." "Exceptionally clear, motivating and highly relevant to student achievement." "The glossaries are particularly helpful as are the many references to websites which develop ideas mentioned in the text." Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award judges "The most up-to-date and student-friendly collection of skills-based workbooks." Dr Monika Foster, Napier University "Equips students with skills which are necessary and transferable to work contexts." IATEFL Voices Newsletter "It's fantastic." Barbara Betinelli, Milan State University, Italy "Very useful in helping to promote learner autonomy, critical reflection and intercultural competence." Cynthia Sikorski, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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