Academic Skills Workshops - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Academic Skills Workshops

Learning Advisers are trained professionals who are ready to help you develop a wide range of academic skills. To find out more about the services available to you, register for the Engaging with Learning Support workshop on Student Hub

Essay Writing

An introduction to the process required to structure and write an essay.

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Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

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Report Writing

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a business report.

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Steps to Improve your Writing

Enhance your awareness and knowledge of communicating meaning through academic writing through drafting and proofreading.

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Understanding Academic Writing

Enhance your awareness around academic writing style and develop your knowledge of sentence structure and organising and connecting ideas.

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APA Referencing

Enhance your awareness around the principles of using APA referencing style, how to create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

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Harvard Referencing

Enhance your awareness around the principles of using Harvard referencing style, how to create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

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Referencing and Academic Integrity

Develop your knowledge about the principles of referencing and how to use evidence appropriately within university study.

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Vancouver Referencing

Enhance your awareness around the principles of using the Vancouver referencing style, how to create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

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Analysing Assignment Questions

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

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Approaches to Study and Research

This workshop will enhance your understanding of academic expectations at USC and offer strategies to improve your research and study skills. Highly recommended for commencing international students.

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Balancing your Studies

Being able to manage your time effectively is crucial to success at university, but everybody has a different combination of commitments they have to juggle. This workshop discusses how to manage time and stress and maintain your wellbeing.

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Engaging with Learning Support

Learn about USC services and resources to support study and learning and how to use them to succeed.

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Learning Strategies

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

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Preparing for Success

Learn how to access and understand assessment requirements and navigate USC systems.

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Reading and Notetaking

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

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Quiz, Test and Exam Preparation

Introduction to the purpose of university quizzes, test and exams; and strategies and tips to help you prepare.

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Approaches to Study and Research

This workshop will enhance your understanding of academic expectations at USC and offer strategies to improve your research and study skills. Highly recommended for commencing international students.

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Clinical Conversations

These workshop sessions aim to help prepare International nursing students for their first placement. The sessions focus on developing communication skills important for nurses and all health professionals.

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Engaging with Learning Support

Learn about USC services and resources to support study and learning and how to use them to succeed.

Log in to Student Hub to register for this workshop. Check out this online resource for this workshop.

Preparing for Success

Learn how to access and understand assessment requirements and navigate USC systems.

Log in to Student Hub to register for this workshop. Check out this online resource for this workshop.

Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

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Referencing and Academic Integrity

Develop your knowledge about the principles of referencing and how to use evidence appropriately within university study.

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Postgraduate skills - Academic Style

Designed for postgraduate coursework students, this workshop focuses on the conventions of academic writing and offers practical strategies and tips to help you write in an academic style.

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Postgraduate skills - Critical Reading

Learn strategies and methods to focus your reading and make effective notes. Designed for postgraduate students, this workshop outlines how to approach reading and note making in a way that encourages critical thinking rather than information overload.

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Postgraduate skills - Essay Writing

Designed for postgraduate coursework students, this workshop discusses how to analyse a task, search for sources and structure an essay.

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Postgraduate skills - Report Writing

Designed for postgraduate coursework students, this workshop offers strategies to write a well-structured report.

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