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"Preparing for study" - Seminar for deferred students

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Ian Rossiter

on 17 January 2012

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Preparing for study How do I start preparing? What will studying involve? Seminar for deferred Monash students Questions? Monash library website (www.lib.monash.edu.au)
Library guides
Unit guides
Faculty handbook
Reading lists for your subjects
Online tutorials Come to the library and have a look around
Speak to the library staff - we're happy to help!! Outline: How do I start preparing to study at Monash?
What will studying involve?
What if I need help?
Q&A Damian Gleeson and Ian Rossiter
September, 2011 Three areas we'll look at:
Academic preparedness
Classes you'll attend
Work you'll need to produce Academic preparedness Full time students need to read a lot! Being one step ahead of the game will: Reduce stress and pressure
Allow you to focus on your tasks
Enable you to understand lectures more clearly Language and Learning Online: A useful resource where you can find tips, info and activities in:

Study skills

Everything you need to be an effective Uni student Classes you'll attend: Lectures
Laboratory classes Let's focus on lectures and tutorials What are the differences? Lectures Tutorials 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Large group (up to 500 students) Much smaller group One speaker Tutor is a 'facilitator' Students passive rather than active participants Students are expected to participate Note taking necessary Attendance recorded Attendance not recorded Students often run sessions/present Usually recorded Lecture and reading content are basis for discussion Work you'll need to produce: Essays
Literature reviews
Case studies
Presentations Some questions you may be considering What can I do now? Plagiarism What support is available to me? Help is available
online Reading Past exams What is it? How can I avoid it? Unit guides Reading lists "To take and use
another person's ideas
and or manner of expressing them
and to pass them off as one's own by
failing to give appropriate acknowledgement"
(Monash University, 2009) Cite ideas that aren't yours 'Common knowledge' does not need to be cited Referencing is a way for you to show off!! Demonstrates your skills as a researcher If in doubt, cite! Library staff can help Ask - we're here to help YOU!! Speak to a subject librarian or a learning skills adviser
Attend a drop-in session
Attend a workshop or training session Ian.Rossiter@monash.edu.au Damian.Gleeson@monash.edu.au Wanted : help
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