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Orientation 2019

We look forward to welcoming new students to Orientation at GUC on Wednesday 6th March 2019.

Along with the compulsory schedule of activities on Wednesday 6th March found here, ALL new students should read the descriptions for additional orientation workshops below and then fill in the form underneath.

We encourage you to attend each type of workshop so that you can be best prepared to commence your studies.

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.

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 and Agribusiness)

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 & Avoiding Plagiarism (Social Work, Business, Accounting, Environmental Science)

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.

ENDNOTE

Endnote is a software application for storing, managing, searching and sharing your references.  This workshop will teach y0u how to use Endnote to compile your referencing list.

Time Management and Wellness Techniques

One of the challenges for university students is managing all the competing demands on your time.  In this workshop you will learn strategies to set goals, prioritise tasks and manage your time effectively.

Orientation Workshop Enrolment Form

Orientation Workshop Enrolment Form
    Please select the workshops you wish to attend. (Note: select one of each type only).