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The Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) is a flexible learning resource that has been carefully designed to develop the key transferable skills that promote students’ success in university and college study. Whether you are a student or a teacher, the TASK series provides a tried and tested teaching and learning tool suitable for a broad range of academic disciplines.
A series of supported exercises relates theory to practice and provides students with the tools to develop a framework of skills that can then be used in a wide range of contexts, both inside and outside the academic world. Each module also has web work and extension activities that offer additional information and practice relating to the skills covered in that module.
TASK can be followed as a complete course or individual modules can be selected to address specific needs, building the skills required by home and international students at all levels.
15 Feb 2021
Number of pages: 32
Unit 1: Structure and schedule
Unit 2: The Materials and Methods section
Unit 3: The Results section
Unit 4: Writing numbers and abbreviations
Unit 5: The Discussion, Bibliography, Introduction and Title sections
Unit 6: Editing and revising your report
Prue Griffiths co-authored the Scientific Writing module in Garnet Education’s TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series. She joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 1986 and since then has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and taken an active role in teaching and developing the University’s International and home Foundation Programmes. She also teaches Academic Skills and acts as a Personal Tutor.
In addition to her lectureship in the School of Biological Sciences, she holds a lectureship in the School of Human and Social Sciences, teaching Environmental Science.
She was a lecturer in Biology, Ecology and Physical Science with the University of Maryland between 1986 and 1991 and has also taught in Further Education colleges. She has worked as a reviewer and editor for Macmillan and Garnet Education and as an A level examiner with the University of London Examining Board.
Prue is also a member of the Institute of Biology and the Freshwater Biological Association and she holds a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, along with a PhD and a PGCE.
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