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Module Reading List

Academic and Professional Skills for Learning and Teaching, 2019/20, Semester 1
Nadine Cavigioli
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

1. General

Becker, L. 2009. The mature student's handbook . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brown, B. 2012. Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead ISBN: 9780241257401 £9.99 (pbk.). London: Penguin.

Cottrell, S. 2013. The study skills handbook . 4th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skills@library. 2016. Skills@Library.[Online]. Available from:

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2. Critical thinking

Cottrell, S. 2011. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument . 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Judge, B. et al. 2009. Critical thinking skills for education students . Exeter: Learning Matters.

Rooney, S. 2010. What it means to be a critical student. [Online]. Available from:

Skills@library. 2016. Critical Thinking. [Online]. Available from:

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3. Time management

Gatrell, C. 2006. Managing part-time study : a guide for undergraduates and postgraduates . Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Levin, P. 2007. Skilful time management . Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Nelson, I. 1995. Time management for teachers . London: Kogan Page.

Skills@library. 2016. Time Management . [Online]. Available from:

Williams, K. and Reid, M. 2011. Time management /Kate Williams & Michelle Reid. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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4. Finding resources

Grix, J. and Watkins, G. 2010. Information skills : finding and using the right resources . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skills@library. 2016. Finding Journal Articles Online . [Online]. Available from:

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5. Using resources

Kishwaukee College Library. 2012. How To Read a Scholarly Journal Article. [Online]. Available from: feature=player_embedded&v=EEVftUdfKtQ

Skills@library. 2016. Plagiarism and Academic Integrity . [Online]. Available from:

Skills@library. 2016. Reading and Note Taking Skills . [Online]. Available from: /  

University of Leicester. 2014. Evaluating websites. [Online]. Available from:

University of Leicester. 2015. Improving your reading skills. [Online]. Available from:

University of Leicester. 2015. Reading and note making. [Online]. Available from:

UoGLibrary. 2013. How to Read a Book . [Online]. Available from: v=iFGXqyxEHs4

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6. Academic writing

ASK Brunel. 2016. Academic Writing Series. [Online]. Available from:

Bailey, S. 2004. Academic writing: a practical guide for students . London: Routledge Falmer.

Day, T. 2013. Success in academic writing . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fairbairn, G. and Winch, C. 2011. Reading, writing and reasoning: a guide for students . 3rd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Godfrey, J. 2011. Writing for university . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Richards, J.C. and Miller, S.K. 2005. Doing academic writing in education : connecting the personal and the professional . London: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Rose, J. 2012. The mature student's guide to writing . 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skills@library. 2016. Writing Skills . [Online]. Available from:

University of Leicester. 2015. Writing Essays Tour . [Online]. Available from:

Wyse, D. 2007. The good writing guide for education students . 2nd ed. London: SAGE.

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7. Reflective Writing

Kline, N. 1999. Time to think : listening to ignite the human mind ISBN: 0706377451; 9780706377453. London: Cassell Illustrated.

Skills@library. 2016. Reflective Writing . [Online]. Available from:

Williams, K. et al. 2012. Reflective writing . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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8. Referencing

Skills@library. 2016. Referencing . [Online]. Available from:

Pears, R. and Shields, G.J. 2013. Cite them right : the essential referencing guide . 9th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Williams, K. and Carroll, J. 2009. Referencing & understanding plagiarism . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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9. Presentation skills

ASK Brunel. 2012. Speaking Up. [Online]. Available from:

Harris, J.M. 1995. Presentation skills for teachers . London: Kogan Page.

Mccarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. 2002. Presentation skills : the essential guide for students . London: SAGE.

Theobald, T. 2013. Develop your presentation skills [electronic resource] . 2nd ed. London: Kogan Page.

Van Emden, J. and Becker, L.M. 2010. Presentation skills for students . 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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10. Grammar

BBC. 2016. Skills wise. [Online]. Available from:

Oxford University Press. 2016. Oxford Practice Grammar online. [Online]. Available from: cc=gb&selLanguage=en

Temple, M. 2005. Grammar book . London: Blackwell’s.

Towson University. 2016. Online Writing Support . [Online]. Available from:

University of Bradford. 2016. Grammar, spelling and punctuation . [Online]. Available from:   

University of Bristol. 2016. Improve Your Writing . [Online]. Available from:

Williams, J.D. 2005. The teacher's grammar book . 2nd ed. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

This list was last updated on 18/09/2018