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StudyUp sessions this week are as follows:   How to improve your memory: Learn strategies to store and recall sets of information for exams and everyday life WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 7:30AM 12:00PM 7:00PM How to reference: Learn how to format citations and a reference list according to APA guidelines THURSDAY 23 MARCH 7:30AM 12:00PM 7:00PM   These are half-hour online sessions. To participate, click on https://connect.massey.ac.nz/studyupktg about 5 or so minutes beforehand to check that everything is working (if not then run adobe’s pre-flight check before logging in then run the sound check for Adobe Connect once you’ve logged in). If you enter as a guest (rather than logging in with your student details) can you please...Read more

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Ways to avoid plagiarism

March 17, 2017

Concerns about plagiarism are common, especially among new students.   There are a couple of measures you can take to ensure you don’t accidentally plagiarise.   The first is to take good notes. When taking notes make sure you...Read more

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StudyUp sessions this week are as follows:   How to write an essay: Learn how to structure, plan, write and review an essay which presents a credible and evidence-based argument WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 7:30AM 12:00PM 7:00PM How to do critical...Read more

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Studying by distance can be isolating. It can help to get connected to an online learning community.   Online discussion forums can be a good place to check your understanding and develop your ideas.   If you’d like to get in touch...Read more

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StudyUp sessions this week are as follows:   How to avoid plagiarism: Learn what plagiarism is, why and how students get in trouble for it and how to use ideas or quotes from your research effectively Wednesday 8...Read more

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Setting goals can help motivate you.   Start by setting some long-term goals (e.g. achieving the qualifications you need for your dream job). Next, set some medium-term goals (such as completing all your semester 1 papers). Finally, set...Read more

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StudyUp sessions this week are as follows:   How to manage your time: Learn time management skills WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 7:30AM 12:00PM 7:00PM   How to read effectively for study: Learn strategies to make your reading more efficient and...Read more

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Semester 1 starts in one week. So, now is a great time to think about whether your workload during the semester is going to be realistic/manageable. A great tool for seeing whether you can fit your study in with all your other commitments is the...Read more

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The percentage indicates the amount of text in your essay that directly matches text in the Turnitin database. Thus, a long reference list, a lot of quotes, and the repetition of common phrases can result in a high percentage of matches.  If...Read more

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Personal communications are unpublished sources and includes e-mails, conversations, lectures, interviews, and tutorials. Do not include personal communications in the reference list because they aren’t published so they can’t be accessed...Read more

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