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Academic Skills
Writing your first assignment

Writing your first assignment

University brings new expectations of your researching and writing abilities and style, and this session examines what is expected – just in time for your first assignment! You will be introduced to the basics of academic style, finding scholarly resources using the library catalogue and Discovery, demonstrating intellectual honesty and writing in a range of genres.

Library and Study Skills
Returning to Learning

Returning to Learning

Returning to learning after time away from university is both exciting and challenging. If you feel unfamiliar with current academic expectations, need an update on the latest technology for study, or you would like some tips on time management, academic writing and making the best use of key library resources, then this session is for you.

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

This session explores the what, why, where, when and how of referencing at University. It looks at how to take information from different sources (through using direct quotations, paraphrasing & summarising) and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing and citations.

Managing Your Time and Tasks at Uni

Managing Your Time and Tasks at Uni

Managing your time and tasks is critical for success at University. If you are someone who struggles to balance various commitments and priorities, or tends to leave things to the last minute, then this workshop is for you. At this session, you will gain insights into your own use of time and learn strategies for more effective approaches to time and task management when conducting research with key library resources.

Writing your first assignment

Writing your first assignment

University brings new expectations of your researching and writing abilities and style, and this session examines what is expected – just in time for your first assignment! You will be introduced to the basics of academic style, finding scholarly resources using the library catalogue and Discovery, demonstrating intellectual honesty and writing in a range of genres.

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

This session explores the what, why, where, when and how of referencing at University. It looks at how to take information from different sources (through using direct quotations, paraphrasing & summarising) and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing and citations.

Writing your first assignment

Writing your first assignment

University brings new expectations of your researching and writing abilities and style, and this session examines what is expected – just in time for your first assignment! You will be introduced to the basics of academic style, finding scholarly resources using the library catalogue and Discovery, demonstrating intellectual honesty and writing in a range of genres.

Returning to Learning

Returning to Learning

Returning to learning after time away from university is both exciting and challenging. If you feel unfamiliar with current academic expectations, need an update on the latest technology for study, or you would like some tips on time management, academic writing and making the best use of key library resources, then this session is for you.

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

This session explores the what, why, where, when and how of referencing at University. It looks at how to take information from different sources (through using direct quotations, paraphrasing & summarising) and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing and citations.

Managing Your Time and Tasks at Uni (co-delivered session Academic Skills and the Library)

Managing Your Time and Tasks at Uni (co-delivered session Academic Skills and the Library)

Managing your time and tasks is critical for success at University. If you are someone who struggles to balance various commitments and priorities, or tends to leave things to the last minute, then this workshop is for you. At this session, you will gain insights into your own use of time and learn strategies for more effective approaches to time and task management when conducting research with key library resources.

Writing your first assignment

Writing your first assignment

University brings new expectations of your researching and writing abilities and style, and this session examines what is expected – just in time for your first assignment! You will be introduced to the basics of academic style, finding scholarly resources using the library catalogue and Discovery, demonstrating intellectual honesty and writing in a range of genres.

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Understanding Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

This session explores the what, why, where, when and how of referencing at University. It looks at how to take information from different sources (through using direct quotations, paraphrasing & summarising) and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing and citations.

Study Skills
Getting the most out of lectures

Getting the most out of lectures

The main delivery mode of learning at university is through lectures. This session focuses on preparing for lectures, effective note-taking, plus organising and reviewing your notes.

Talking Across Cultures, Classroom Participation for International Students

Talking Across Cultures, Classroom Participation for International Students

Awareness of cultural diversity and the ability to communicate in different cultural contexts are important attributes of University of Melbourne graduates. This presentation explores cross-cultural communication and provides practical strategies for participating in culturally diverse classroom settings and group work activities.

Tutorial discussion strategies module 1

Tutorial discussion strategies module 1

Learn how to participate effectively in tutorials, by practising strategies for asking questions, engaging in discussions and supporting your views. Featuring authentic tutorial discussion activities, this class will help you develop confidence and skills for discussions in university contexts.

Critical Thinking in an Australian Context

Critical Thinking in an Australian Context

In Australia the skill of critical thinking is central to academic success. All of us think critically every day, but Australian academic expectations may be different from those in your culture. We will explore how to apply critical thinking skills to your studies, especially when reading and writing.

Getting the most out of lectures

Getting the most out of lectures

The main delivery mode of learning at university is through lectures. This session focuses on preparing for lectures, effective note-taking, plus organising and reviewing your notes.

Strategies for Success

Strategies for Success

In this seminar, an adviser from Academic Skills and a panel of experienced graduate students provide insights into graduate study at the University of Melbourne. The discussion examines strategies to give you a good start to your studies and also explores some pitfalls to avoid.

Tutorial discussion strategies module 2

Tutorial discussion strategies module 2

Learn how to participate effectively in tutorials, by practising strategies for asking questions, engaging in discussions and supporting your views. Featuring authentic tutorial discussion activities, this class will help you develop confidence and skills for discussions in university contexts.

Talking Across Cultures, Classroom Participation for International Students

Talking Across Cultures, Classroom Participation for International Students

Awareness of cultural diversity and the ability to communicate in different cultural contexts are important attributes of University of Melbourne graduates. This presentation explores cross-cultural communication and provides practical strategies for participating in culturally diverse classroom settings and group work activities.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

This session introduces graduate students to the essential steps in planning, researching, drafting and revising written assessment tasks. You will learn about the different genres of academic writing and discipline-specific writing conventions. You will also explore what it means to answer all parts of the question, address assessment criteria, and present an argument.

Critical Thinking in an Australian Context

Critical Thinking in an Australian Context

In Australia the skill of critical thinking is central to academic success. All of us think critically every day, but Australian academic expectations may be different from those in your culture. We will explore how to apply critical thinking skills to your studies, especially when reading and writing.

Aussie English

Aussie English

This session introduces you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.