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Referencing Skills

Referencing Skills

WRITING / Reference Verbs / Reference List / Referencing  In-Text Referencing Terms & Conditions of Use When you use information from a text, you have to acknowledge it / state who said it.   Why? It’s not your idea, so you must give credit to the writer of the...
Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

READING / reading strategies Academic Reading Strategies  What are reading strategies? In order to read effectively, different reading techniques are necessary for different purposes and texts. Therefore, it is important for students to have a range skills to be able...
Verb Patterns Blog

Verb Patterns Blog

GRAMMAR / Verb Patterns Academic Verb Patterns Terms & Conditions of Use  What are verb patterns? A verb pattern is when one verb follows another in a single clause. The former verb dictates how the latter verb will be used. There are five main verb patterns in...
COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Understanding COVID-19 Terms & Conditions of Use What is this COVID-19 lesson about? This ‘COVID-19’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring COVID-19 through Internet research. Scientific research: what is the COVID-19...
Marking Criteria

Marking Criteria

Academic Marking Criteria Marking criteria Marking criteria are the standards of judgement for assignments. Marking criteria are often divided into sections with explicit definitions of the quality expected for different levels of judgement. Students It is important...
Academic Style Blog

Academic Style Blog

WRITING / Academic style Academic Writing Style – key points Academic style is the conventions often associated with academic writing. Although there is much debate over what exactly academic style is, generally there is an agreement among most Academic English...
The Reflective Student

The Reflective Student

Reflection on Study and Goal Setting  What is a reflective student? This is a seminar lesson to reflect on studying. It asks students to look at and examine the way they study and to identify possible areas that could be improved. It includes reflective questions, a...
Text Exploitation

Text Exploitation

How students can exploit a text to support their learning What are reading strategies? Reading strategies are explicit approaches and techniques to improve comprehension of a written text. These reading strategies include skimming, scanning, surveying, highlighting,...
Teaching online

Teaching online

The best ‘free’ video-conferencing software for 2022 This post was written by J.Greenwood (2022) With the Covid-19 pandemic currently impacting educational institutions across the globe, many teachers are being tasked with delivering classes online. This...
Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

 Critical Thinking Skills  What is critical thinking? Critical thinking is derived from the ancient Greek word Kritikos meaning questioning. Universal scholarly agreement is based on the understanding that it is the higher order cognitive skills...
2019 Achievements

2019 Achievements

Academic English Achievements 2019 This has been our best year ever! Hi Everyone, Firstly, we’d like to say a really big THANK YOU for supporting AEUK over this last year and we hope you have enjoyed using our materials. We created over 40 lessons in 2019 and...
Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity What is academic integrity? When considering academic integrity, the discussion tends to revolve around cheating, plagiarism, dishonesty, fraud, and other academic malpractice and how best to prevent these behaviours. A more productive approach...
Procrastination at university

Procrastination at university

Procrastination What is procrasination? Procrastination is the tendency to put things off until the last moment or beyond the last moment. University students are particularly vulnerable to procrastination, possibly because of the amount of work expected of them, the...
What is Academic English?

What is Academic English?

Academic English: a definition Academic English is… …often considered relatively formal complex English that conveys ideas in a precise and objective manner. It is generally acknowledged to include the essential skills of literary analysis, the observance...
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