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Academic Skills essentials

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Join one of the many academic skills workshops on offer to update your skills and guide you through your studies.

To register for Academic Skills workshops, log into Student Hub using your USC username and password and select Events and Workshops, or contact Student Central for assistance.

Note: USC SouthBank, Gympie and Fraser Coast students can attend Sippy Downs workshops.

Please check regularly for updates

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

25-29 July
English for Academic Study Part 1
9am-11am (EG.10)

Assignment writing for International students Part 1
12 noon-2pm (HG.51)

Quiz, test and exam preparation
2pm-3pm (EG.10)

Avoiding plagiarism
3pm-4pm (EG.10)

Getting started with assignments
8am-9am (EG.10)

Paragraph writing
10am-11am (EG.10)

Presentations
11am-1pm (EG.10)

APA referencing
1pm-2pm (EG.10)

Report writing
2pm-4pm (EG.10)

Improve your writing Part 1
9am-11am (EG.10)

Time management
11am-12noon (EG.10)

Harvard referencing
2pm-3pm (EG.10)
Maths toolkit
9am-10am (EG.10)

Avoiding plagiarism
10am-11am (EG.10)

Quoting, summarising, paraphrasing
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
Getting started with Word
9am-10am (HG.28) 



Paragraph writing
9am-10am (EG.10)
Week 2

1-5 August
English for Academic Study Part 2
9am-11am (EG.10)

Assignment writing for International students Part 2
12noon-2pm (HG.51)

Time management
2pm-3pm (EG.10)

Harvard referencing
3pm-4pm (EG.10)

Harvard referencing
9am-10am (EG.10)

Critical reading and thinking
11am-12noon (EG.10)

Word, sentence, paragraph, style Part 1
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
Improve your writing Part 2
9am-11am (EG.10)

English for Academic Study Part 1
1pm-3pm (EG.10)
Quoting, summarising, paraphrasing 9am-11am (EG.10)

Assignment writing for International students Part 1
2pm-4pm (H2 2.10)
Avoiding plagiarism
9am-10am (EG.10)

Essay writing
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
Week 3

8-12 August
English for Academic Study Part 3
9am-11am (EG.10)

Assignment writing for
International students Part 3
 
12 noon-2pm (HG.51)

Quoting, summarising, paraphrasing
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
Word, sentence, paragraph, style Part 2
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
Improve your writing Part 3
9am-11am (EG.10)

Getting started with Word
9am-10am (J2.03)

Avoiding plagiarism 10am-11am (EG.10)

English for Academic Study Part 2
1pm-3pm (EG.10)

APA referencing
9am-10am (EG.10)

Harvard referencing
10am-11am (EG.10)

Maths toolkit

11am-12noon (EG.10)

Assignment writing for International students Part 2
2pm-4pm (H2 2.10)
Critical reading and thinking
11am-12noon (EG.10)
Week 4

15-19 August
English for Academic Study Part 4
9am-11am (EG.10)

Reflective Writing
10-11am (EG.10)

Word, sentence, paragraph, style Part 3
2pm-4pm (EG.10)

Improve your writing Part 4 9am-11am (EG.10)

English for Academic Study Part 3
1pm-3pm (EG.10)

Assignment writing for International students Part 3
2pm-4pm (H2 2.10)
Paragraph writing
9am-10am (EG.10)

Critical reading and thinking
10am-11am (EG.10)

Week 5

22-26 August
  Word, sentence, paragraph, style Part 4
2pm-4pm (EG.10)
English for Academic Study Part 4
1pm-3pm (EG.10)
   
Week 6

29 Aug-2 Sep
  Report writing
9am-11am (EG.10)

Essay writing
2pm-4pm (EG.10)

     

Drop-in sessions

Conversation Club

A place for International students to improve their spoken English

Sippy Downs

When: 3pm-4pm, Wednesdays, Week 1-13

Where: Building E, EG.10

Business drop in

Budi

Budi: for Business subjects and COR109

When: 2pm-4pm, Thursdays, Week 2-Week 13

Where: KG.07A (conference room)

PASSdi

Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in

PASSdi: for Psychology, Arts and Social Science subjects and COR109

When: 9:30am-11:30am, Wednesdays, Week 2- Week 13

Where: KG.07A (conference room)

HEIdi

HEIdi: for students in all Health disciplines to assist with research, writing and referencing skills

Health Education, Information drop in

When: 9:30am-11:30am Tuesdays, Week 2-Week 13

Where: Building E, Level 1 open area (near labs)

Academic skills drop-in sessions

Ask an Academic Skills Adviser about your writing or study skills. Adviser Phil Wheeler is on-site at Gympie and more advisers are available via phone.

  • No appointment is necessary
  • 10-15 minute consultations only
  • Check StudentHub for further details

Individual consultations

Appointments to see the academic adviser can be made through through StudentHub

For assistance: Student Central – Ground Floor, USC Gympie - or tel 07 5456 5800.

Please check: That you are booking an appointment with the Gympie Student Academic Adviser

Please bring: A copy of your assignment, your Course Outline, assignment instructions and marking criteria

Academic skills drop-in sessions

Ask an academic skills adviser about your writing or study skills concern. These sessions will be held 10-11am in the Library from weeks 1–13 of the Semester.

  • No appointment is necessary
  • 10-15 minute consultations only
  • Check StudentHub for further details

Individual consultations

An Academic Skills Adviser is on-site at USC Fraser Coast and more advisers are available via phone.

Appointments can be made through through StudentHub

For assistance: Student Central – A Block, USC Fraser Coast- or tel 07 4128 5200.

Please check: That you are booking an appointment with the Fraser Coast Student Academic Adviser

Please bring: A copy of your assignment, your Course Outline, assignment instructions and marking criteria

Academic Skills workshops and drop-ins offered in Semester 2, 2016

Room SBA4, 2.06 (Boardroom)
Academic skills drop-in sessions (Wks 1-13)

Ask an academic skills adviser about your writing or study skills.

  • 10-15 minute consultations (no appointment necessary)
  • Times and dates in table below
Individual consultations

Face-to-face appointments

Appointments: maximum of one (1) individual or group appointment per week, with up to six (6)individual or group appointments per semester

  • Book online through StudentHub or via Blackboard/Academic skills/Make an appointment
  • Please check that you are booking an appointment with the SouthBank Academic Skills Adviser
  • For booking assistance drop in to SouthBank Student Central - Ground Floor, Bldg. A4 (SW1), 52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane - or phone 5409 8600
  • 1x30 minute appointment per student per week
  • Appointments are available on workshop days in weeks 1-13 as shown below
  • Please bring a copy of your assignment, your Course Outline, assignment instructions and marking criteria/ rubric

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

25-29 July
    Avoiding plagiarism
10.30-11am

Time management
11.30-12noon

Referencing
12noon-12.30pm

Drop-in
12.30pm-1pm

Assignment writing @ USC Part 1
1pm-2pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

Getting started with assignments
11am-11.30am

Avoiding plagiarism
11.30am-12noon

Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Referencing
1.30pm-2pm
 
Week 2

1-5 Aug
Avoiding plagiarism
11am-11.30am

Getting started with assignments
11.30am-12noon

Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Critical reading and thinking
2pm-2.30pm

Reflective writing
2.30pm-3pm

  Drop-in
10am-11am and 12noon-12.30pm

Getting started with assignments
11.30am-12noon

Assignment writing @ USC Part 2
1pm-2pm

Critical reading and thinking
2.30pm-3pm
   
Week 3

8-12 Aug
  Drop-in
11am-12noon

Case study
12.30pm-1pm

Critical reading and thinking
1.30pm-2pm

Report writing
2.30pm-3pm

    Drop-in
10am-11am

Research proposal
12.30pm-1pm

Avoiding plagiarism
2pm-2.30pm

Exam/test strategies
2.30pm-3pm

Week 4

15-19 Aug
    Literature review
10-10.30am

Exam/test strategies
10.30-11am

Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Assignment writing @ USC Part 3
1pm-2pm

Paragraph writing
2pm-2.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

   
Week 5

22-26 Aug
  Paragraph writing
10.30-11am

Essay writing
11am-11.30am

Drop-in
11.30am-1pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

     
Week 6

29Aug-2 Sep
      Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Paragraph writing
1pm-1.30pm

Literature review
2pm-2.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

 
Week 7

5-9 Sep
Critical reading and thinking
11am-11.30am

Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Case study
1pm-1.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

       
Week 8

12-16 Sep
    Case study
10am-10.30am

Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Essay writing
1pm-2pm

Report writing
2pm-2.30pm

Conversation club
2.30-3pm

   
Week 9

19-23 Sep
  Drop-in
12noon-1pm and 1.30-2pm

Report writing
1pm-1.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

     
Week 10

3-7 Oct
    Drop-in
12noon-1.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm
  Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Report writing
1pm-1.30pm

Exam strategies
2pm-2.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

Week 11

10-14 Oct
Drop-in
12noon-1.30pm

Exam strategies
2pm-2.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

       
Week 12

17-21 Oct
      Exam strategies
11am-11.30am

Drop-in
11.30am-1pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

 
Week 13

24-28 Oct
    Drop-in
12noon-1pm

Exam strategies
1pm-1.30pm

Conversation club
2.30pm-3pm

   

 

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