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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 some short-term goals, which could include things like readings, answer quizzes, or participating in a discussion forum). Tick off your short-term goals when you achieve them. Set new short-term goals (write a to do list) each week. Display your goals in the area where you study and remind yourself of what you want to achieve when you sit down to study.   The Assignment Planning Calculator can help you break down the assignment into smaller, more manageable tasks and fill in your to do...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Personal communications are unpublished sources and includes e-mails, conversations, lectures, interviews, and tutorials.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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  To get what you want out the reading you do it is important to be active. Just running your eyes over the page won’t get you far! In order to be active think about the following before you start reading: What is your purpose? Why are you...Read more

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StudyUp sessions next week are as follows:   Be in top form: essay writing Monday 28th November 2016: 7:30am and 12 noon   Referencing: Don’t lose easy marks Tuesday 29th November 2016: 7:30am and 12 noon   These are...Read more

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Spend time to save time!

November 23, 2016

Spending a little time each week planning how you’ll use your study time will help you save time overall.   Make a study timetable and fill it in with specific tasks (e.g. read and take notes on chapter 1). See the example timetable at...Read more

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