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International Students

We hope the following resources will help international students and practitioners to improve their skills.

Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
This introduction gives you the opportunity to learn more about critical thinking and the skills you will acquire as you use this series. Introducing you to the meaning of critical thinking and how you can develop the necessary skills to read and research effectively towards a critical approach to learning and analysis. 

English for Academic Purposes by Andrew Graham
This is essential reading for all international students studying for a British qualification at university, providing a clear guide to researching and producing a well presented and cohesive piece of academic writing.

It provides a clear guide to the areas that need to be considered in order to research and produce a well presented and cohesive piece of academic writing. The steps outlined, and the language used, are accessible, and graded to a level that steadily introduces new writing concepts to students studying for a degree in a second or additional language. In particular it covers planning, conducting research, critical thinking, structuring an essay, use of sources and referencing, and feedback and revision.

Harvard Referencing Guide
The English for Academic Purposes: A Handbook for Students textbook does introduce you to some of the most commonly used sources in academic writing. However, this guide will provide you with a range of other sources that often appear in the work of students studying across a variety of subjects at university.

Please note, this is not an in-depth guide and does not explain how to complete a reference for each source in detail. Consequently, this guide should only be used as a supplementary document to refer to when you need a quick reminder of how to complete your reference list entries.