Communicating in geography and the environmental sciences

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This book is a primer on presentation skills for students of geography and the environmental sciences. Chapters outline the 'whys' and 'hows' of essays, research and laboratory reports, reviews, summaries, annotated bibliographies, maps, figures, tables, posters, examinations, and talks. Information on how different forms of presentation are commonly assessed is also provided. Most of the chapters are written around a framework comprising four parts. First, the means of communication is explained by answering questions such as 'why prepare a poster'?. This section is followed by a broad conceptual statement of the key features assessors seek when marking a particular means of communication. How to communicate effectively is dealt with in the third part. A checklist of assessment criteria forms the fourth and final part of most chapters.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherOxford University Press Australia
ISBN (Print)0195539427
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Publication series

NameMeridian Series
PublisherOxford University Press

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