Read, Research and Write
Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education
SAGE Study Skills Series
Specific Study Skills (General) | Study Skills (General)
This book is for students who have learnt English as a second (or third, or fourth) language, and are studying at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.
Each of its 10 chapters focuses on a reproduced academic article on an aspect of English for academic purposes - students can therefore learn about language skills from the articles themselves as well as developing those skills in the activities and tasks which follow.
Each chapter develops six strands of academic skills essential for successful study: reading; learning language/vocabulary; writing; researching; studying' and applying to your own subject. The detailed and focused activities and tasks will help you to:
- Make reasonable knowledge claims
- Become more aware of university culture and expectations
- Write according to academic standards
- Think critically and reflectively
- Respond to ideas in academic articles
- Document your work appropriately and avoid plagiarism.
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!
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A very detailed book that students will need to work through, rather than 'dip' in and out of. That said, I think that it can be very useful to all students, not just those for whom English is a second language - and it is on that basis that I will be recommending it.
This book has lots of essential information for those students who speak English as a second language which may be useful for many students finding reading and writing level difficulties.
A very useful addition to other books on academic writing
Some useful exercises but as the book is like a course in itself it isn't possible to use it in seminars, which are more content focussed. But useful for students to work through on their own, although unlikely that many will.
This book is really aimed at developing students' skills in the area of EAP. Especially I used this particular book and recommended for Pre-sessional students, who found this extremely interesting.
This is a much-needed text, which I will be strongly recommending for my many ESL students, and which will inform the design of the study skills currciulum. I still think Cottrell's Study Skills Handbook is the market leader in SS support, and look forward to something equally attractive being available for ESL students. I also wonder if an accompanying website might provide multimedia resources in this area - which are often so much more effective than a text alone?