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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 analysis: Learn how to read more critically and show your critical thinking in the way you refer to evidence and arguments in your assignments THURSDAY 16 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...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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A thesis statement is a succinct statement of your argument, which should directly answer the question. One good way to ensure that you give a direct answer to the question is to take the key words from the question and turn them into a statement...Read more

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StudyUp sessions next week are as follows:   In your own words: How to avoid plagiarism Monday 5th December 2016 7:30am 12 noon Don’t shout, just argue – Refining the thesis statement and perfecting those paragraphs Tuesday 6th...Read more

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