Book Reviews for Mathematics Undergraduates: an assignment to enhance reading and writing skills essential for todays workplace and to promote collaboration between library and academic staff

Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Karen Richardson

Abstract


This case-study shows how successful collaboration between colleagues from the University of Greenwich library and Mathematical Sciences department has resulted in increased library usage and an improvement in important employability skills for mathematics students. It is argued that similar collaborations in other STEM disciplines within the University could have an equally beneficial effect.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v4i7.98

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