Library drop-in sessions and classes

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions, open to all students, are 15 minute sessions where you can discuss an aspect of your studies with a learning skills adviser. We can help you with: academic reading/writing, citing and referencing; exam preparation, note-taking, argumentation skills; preparing for tutorials, and study skills.

Sessions run during weeks 2 - 12, except for semester break, and are held at the following times:

Monday to Thursday
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 3pm

No bookings are required for drop-in sessions

Academic Skills Workshops 2014

Semester 1
Thursdays 12.30  – 1.15pm
Venue: Library Training Room

Contact: Karen at (011) 950 4248 or Charmaine at (011) 950 4455
Email: karen.petrenko@monash.edu or charmaine.botha@monash.edu

No. Topic Description Date
1

Achieving Academic Success:
Effective Time Management

This workshop helps you to make a smooth transition to university study and enables you to discover key study strategies to guide you to academic success. Thurs 13 March
2

Critical Reading and Thinking Skills

This is a critical skill to learn as you navigate through your readings. It will help you to engage in reflective and independent learning. This workshop explores strategies for thinking and making your writing more analytical. Thurs 20 Mar
3

Plagiarism, Paraphrasing and Referencing

For you to learn about what constitutes plagiarism. Learn how to avoid it with effective summarising, paraphrasing and referencing skills. Thurs 27 Mar
4

Essay Topic Analysis/Essay Writing

How to unpack the essay question and structure your response (the essay): from stating your thesis/premise and to developing a logical, coherent flow of ideas from introduction to conclusion. Thurs 10 Apr
5

Plagiarism, Paraphrasing and Referencing

For you to learn about what constitutes plagiarism. Learn how to avoid it with effective summarising, paraphrasing and referencing skills. Thurs 8 May
6

Essay Topic Analysis/Essay Writing

How to unpack the essay question and structure your response (the essay): from stating your thesis/premise and to developing a logical, coherent flow of ideas from introduction to conclusion. Thurs 15 May
7

Time Management

This is a skill that should be developed throughout the semester by sticking to deadlines and organising your work and assignment. Thurs 22 May
8

Exam Preparation Skills

If you feel that you need extra help in preparing for the exams then this workshop is for you. Here we will share tips and strategies for effective revising, learning and answering exam questions and guide you towards exam success.

Thurs 18 May

9

Exam Preparation Skills

If you feel that you need extra help in preparing for the exams then this workshop is for you. Here we will share tips and strategies for effective revising, learning and answering exam questions and guide you towards exam success.

Thurs 29 May

 

Need help?
Ask a librarian via email salibrary@monash.edu, or phone +27-11-950-4050