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Understanding university : a guide to another planet

Author: Christine Sinclair
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2006.
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Does university seem like another planet? Does everyone else seem to speak another language? What can you do to make the grade? If these are the kind of questions you are asking, then this is the book you need. After the excitement of being accepted, the reality of life at university or college can be daunting, but help is at hand. This practical book guides new students through the terminology used at university  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sinclair, Christine.
Understanding university.
Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006284842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Sinclair
ISBN: 9780335227884 0335227880 1280948043 9781280948046
OCLC Number: 568049672
Description: 1 online resource (x, 160 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Activities at university --
List of figures --
CH36;Chapter 1 Introduction58; which planet are we on63; --
Why this book was written --
Different ways to use the book --
CH36;Chapter 2 How do they manage to talk like that63; --
In the right places at the right times --
Changing language58; from ancient texts to texting --
Language and power --
Getting exposed to powerful language --
Educated language and the language of education --
Conclusion --
CH36;Chapter 3 Joining an academic tribe --
The language of your subject --
How a subject changes from school or college --
New words and new meanings --
Signs and symbols --
Other shorthand expressions58; jargon44; abbreviations and acronyms --
Conclusion --
CH36;Chapter 4 Take me to your leader33; How to find out about the tribe --
The lecturer as guru or guide --
What lecturers might do in classrooms 8211; and how to respond --
Other activities --
Lecturers in context --
Conclusion --
CH36;Chapter 5 What do you have to do to be accepted round here63; --
Getting in --
Staying in58; getting good marks --
Leaving with a qualification --
Conclusion --
CH36;Chapter 6 I thought I was the only one who felt like an alien --
You are not alone --
Signs of belonging to a group --
Your decisions about belonging --
Assertive language --
Informal and formal groups --
Students in context --
Conclusion --
CH36;Chapter 7 Real and virtual environments --
Universities are changing --
E45;learning and virtual learning environments --
Netiquette 8211; how to avoid offending people online --
Universities are changing --
Conclusion --
Afterword --
Glossary --
Appendix58; comments on questions --
References --
Bibliography --
IDX36;Index --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Christine Sinclair.

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