Quiz: Stress, intonation and pause

The vocal elements are some of the ‘non-verbal cues’. They refer to how the presenter uses his/her voice to convey the message effectively.

Test yourself to see if you understand some of the terms associated with vocal elements by completing the quiz.

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Further reflection with a sample

You may find it useful to have a look at a sample outline.This sample outline contains sections with bullet points indicating what the speaker plans to include in his/her presentation based on this article on the topic of sleep deprivation.

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Quiz: Verbal components in each section

A clear structure is crucial for both written texts and oral presentations and it should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Main body, and Conclusion.

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Have you given a presentation before?

In most English-speaking universities, when students are asked to carry out oral tasks, these usually involve delivering an oral presentation or a group presentation in front of your fellow students and tutor(s), followed by a question and answers session at the end.

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Quiz: Similarities and differences between writing and presenting

Using your knowledge about written academic texts, complete the quiz that follows in order to identify the differences and similarities between writing an essay and giving a presentation.

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WRITING ACADEMIC TEXTS: A quick revision

Let’s see if you remember important information covered in Week 4!

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Referencing style & tools

Referencing is an important part of writing a good essay. Editorial, citations and referencing styles change according to discipline, journal, college and so on.

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Quiz: This is not plagiarism, is it?

Indicate which of the following situations correpond to plagiarim.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should familiarise yourself with your institution’s policy and guidelines.

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Academic integrity and plagiarism

Good academic practice is about making sure that anyone who reads your work can easily identify your thoughts and ideas on a subject, and can distinguish these from the thoughts and ideas of others.

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Your turn: writing an abstract

Write the abstract of an imaginary article

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Re-read, Revise, Proofread

You have done your research, you have structured your essay, written it and referenced it.* You are ready to submit, right?

Wrong! Don’t submit before you have had a chance to re-read, revise and proofread your essay.

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Examples of written academic texts

Modal verbs and expressions are particularly useful for expressing judgements in your essay.

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