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Communication skills handbook: How to succeed in written and oral communication

Summers, J and Smith, B, 2004, Communication skills handbook: How to succeed in written and oral communication, John Wiley and Sons, Australia.

Well presented and set out, this text uses many examples to provide an overview of generally accepted university standards in presenting written and verbal material. It has a sections or chapters on: Plagiarism Harvard referencing Report writing Essay writing Oral presentations Examination techniques

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Effective presentations

Comfort, J, 1996, Effective presentations, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Comes with video, student book and teacher book. Though somewhat dated in design, it is highly recommended for oral presentations. It is designed to help you to develop realistic presentation skills using key communication and language skills. Using practical tasks that build on your own knowledge and experience, it covers areas such as: Starting and concluding Using visual aids Handling questions

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Getting ahead in tertiary study: a practical guide for business, social science and arts students

Macqueen, C, 1998, Getting ahead in tertiary study: a practical guide for business, social science and arts students, UNSW Press, Sydney.

The strengths of this text relate to the coverage of undergraduate research methodology in the social science area. Although covering the usual exams, note-taking and essay writing, it also includes chapters on the use of demographics and statistics in an essay or presentation, social policy research, consumer market research and use of electronic data sources. The information about the use of the Internet may be a bit dated but would provide a base to work from. It should prove useful to both the new and more experienced student in the social sciences area.

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How to study business law, 3rd edn

Crosling, G and Murphy, H, 2000, How to study business law, 3rd edn, Butterworths-LexisNexis, Sydney

How to Study Business Law is a comprehensive study guide to be used with course texts and other related resources. It sets out to clarify the language used in Business Law, and has sections that: Explain the Australian legal system and unpack legal vocabulary Suggest strategies for reading and understanding texts, cases and statutes Demonstrate how to use cases and statutes in essays and assignments Explain how to write Business Law essays, with examples Each chapter is subdivided into parts and headings that guide you in identifying relevant sections of the book. Exercises designed to increase your skills are to be found throughout the book. The appendices include answers to exercises and offer further practical help with aspects of writing; for example, Appendix D lists signalling words, phrases and sentences. This is an extremely useful text for those studying Law, Business or both.

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Student Q manual

Kimberley, N. and Crosling, G, , Student Q manual, Q Manual (Faculty of Business and Economics)

This is an excellent resource for use in the Business faculty. It is easy to use and covers most areas where you might have queries, including: Approaching study The research process Academic writing Writing essays Literature reviews Report writing Case study method Plagiarism Referencing Presentation skills Exam strategies The sections on plagiarism and referencing include clear examples that cover almost every possible situation where referencing might be needed, and make it worthwhile reading. The Manual is written in clear, simple English. Full text of the Q Manual can also be found at: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/publications/qmanual/index.php. Please note that this number for Student Q Manual is the library link not the ISBN.

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Writing and presenting in Accounting, 2nd edn

Crosling, G.Murphy, H. Cotesta, PV and Sands, 2005, Writing and presenting in Accounting, 2nd edn, Nexus Lexus Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW.

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Writing for Accounting students

Crosling, G, Murphy, H and Cotesta, PV, 1998, Writing for Accounting students, Butterworths, Sydney.

This is a comprehensive study guide to be used with course texts and other related resources. It sets out to clarify the language used in Accounting with plenty of examples, and has sections that cover: Report writing Using case studies Writing essays Reading and writing critically Exam techniques This text has many suggestions that will assist you to improve your written work, with emphasis on analysis of tasks and construction of written responses. It is a valuable addition to your accounting student's library.

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Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English

Weissberg, R and Buker, S, 1990, Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English, Prentice Hall Regents.

This text is a very good guide to report and research writing for all university standards with samples of research writing from most disciplines including Science, Business, Engineering and Psychology (none from IT). It will guide you in developing your ability to write up the results of your own research in the form of technical reports, theses, dissertations and journal articles by engaging you in the academic writing conventions of the genre. Each chapter includes step-by-step procedures to guide you though the entire process of writing an original report.

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