ERIC Number: ED488701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
The International Students Guide: Studying in English at University
Lowes, Ricky; Peters, Helen; Turner, Marie
SAGE Publications (UK)
This book is organized into twelve chapters, each of which deals with a major aspect of studying at university. Each chapter contains information, examples, quotations from students and tasks for readers to do. Answers to the tasks, where necessary, are included at the end of each chapter. The authors have also included a glossary at the beginning of each chapter to explain any words which may be unfamiliar and a list of useful resources at the end of each chapter, which the authors hope will stimulate readers to go further in developing their studies. The purpose of this book is to share their experience and that of their students with the readers to help them succeed at university. The book is organized into the following twelve chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Being an Effective Learner"; (3) Understanding Spoken English"; (4) Building Vocabulary"; (5) Speaking English at University"; (6) Giving Oral Presentations"; (7) "Reading"; (8) "Making Notes"; (9) "Writing"; (10) "Studying at Postgraduate Level"; (11) "Preparing for Exams"; and (12) "Coping with Life as an International Student". The following sections are also included: (1) Acknowledgments; (2) How to Use this Book; (3) Useful Resources, and (4) Index.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Writing (Composition), Vocabulary Development, Higher Education, Graduate Students, Tests, Coping, Reading Comprehension
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