Welcome to PASSdi - Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in

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Welcome to PASSdi - Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in


  • Are you a student studying an Arts, Communication, Psychology or Social Sciences course and/or COR109?
  • Do you need to get started on an assignment?
  • Do you need to know how to find books or journal articles?
  • Are you unsure how to structure an assignment?
  • Do you need help deciding if a source is scholarly or peer-reviewed?
  • Do you need help with referencing?
  • Do you want to work with course staff and other students?
  • Do you have a specific question about an assignment?

If so, come along to PASSdi for help with research, writing, and referencing and to meet students and staff.

When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except for semester breaks

When: Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30am

Where: Sippy Downs, KG.06/KG.07

What is PASSdi?

PASSdi is a ‘safe space’ where students and staff work together to provide some extra help with researching, writing or referencing for assignments. At  PASSdi, student support is offered by an academic skills adviser, a librarian and staff from a variety of courses (your course coordinator will advertise which weeks a course tutor will be available at PASSdi for consultation).

If you have a quick question about researching for your assignment, or a short query about assignment structure or referencing, do come along and drop in.

Bring your assignment question, marking criteria and course materials as relevant.

Just remember, we can't proofread at PASSdi but we will do our best to answer your questions.

What else is available?

If you cannot make it to the drop-in sessions:

  • make an appointment with an Student Academic Adviser, Student Central, Building C, Ground Floor by logging into Student Hub using your USC username and password and under the Home tab, navigate to Academic Advice, select Book Appointment
  • attend drop-in at Student Central, Building C, Ground Floor, 12noon–1pm (arrive 10 minutes early)
  • see a Librarian on Level 1 of the Library and find out about research classes
  • check out the Guides at USC library which can help you do assignment research
  • browse the Academic Skills resources on Blackboard
  • talk with your tutor, lecturer or course coordinator
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