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GUC Workshops

Current student GUC Workshops

During 2016 we look forward to providing our GUC students with a series of workshops through-out Term 1.

Please read the descriptions for the workshops below and then fill in the expressions of interest form to your right. We encourage you to attend workshops that will assist your own academic standing.

PowerPoint Basics

Use PowerPoint to create a basic presentation for academic success which can be adapted to suit university guidelines and requirements.  The focus will be on developing appropriate slide layouts, slide transitions, inserting graphics and videos and how to record your voice to presentation.

Excel Basics

Use Excel to create basic spreadsheets for academic success which can be adapted to suit university guidelines and requirements.  The focus will be on developing spreadsheets, formulas and graphs.

Exam Preparation tips / essential study skills

Have an opportunity to examine the key features of typical writing types used in exam and strategies to prepare for them. Discuss revision online quizzes, multiple choice and hot tips for exam study.

Academic Writing

Develop the writing and research skills you will need to produce well-structured academic essays. The session includes reading and note-taking strategies, academic writing and the use of references to back up discussions, paraphrasing information to support main points and the particular conventions that must be followed when referencing at a university level.

Critical Thinking

Focuses on how papers are assessed by universities, critical thinking about questions and your reading, as well as how to structure a paper at a university standard.

Microsoft Word Essential Skills

Use Word to create a basic format for academic essays which can be adapted to suit university guidelines and requirements.  The focus will be on developing appropriate page layouts including margins, line spacing, page breaks, automatic paragraph styles, headers, footers and pagination.

Referencing APA & Avoiding Plagiarism (Education, Psychology Students)

American Psychological Association Referencing Style (6th Edition) will be covered in detail to correctly present someone else’s work, ideas or data throughout your academic essays. This will include paraphrasing, in text referencing and reference lists. Without mastering this skill you may unintentionally fail to appropriately acknowledge sources, considered as plagiarism at a university level.

Referencing Harvard & Plagiarism (Social work, Business, Engineering)

Harvard Referencing Style will be covered in detail to correctly present someone else’s work, ideas or data throughout your academic essays. This will include paraphrasing, in text referencing and reference lists. Without mastering this skill you may unintentionally fail to appropriately acknowledge sources, considered as plagiarism at a university level.

Library "Discover It" & Academic Learning Centre

Focuses on searching for information using keywords, associated concepts, Boolean operators and truncation to source University level academic sources to use within your assignments through CQU ‘Discover It” online library database.  Also be introduced to CQU’s online Academic Learning Centre and the academic advice and guidance it offers students.

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    Workshops offered for current GUC students:

    Academic Writing Workshop days and times:
    Wednesday 23rd March 5.15pm-7.15pm
    Tuesday 29th March 3.15pm-5.15pm

    Please indicate whether you would be interested in attending workshops in any of the topics below during Term 1.

    APA/Plagiarism
    Library Discover it
    Harvard/Plagiarism
    Microsoft word essentials
    PowerPoint Basics
    Excel Basics
    Exam Preparation tips / essential study skills
    Support services - disabilities/access plans and learning needs
    Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)