Learning Centre Workshops

Learning Centre Workshops

Learning Centre Workshop Series SP53 2021

Learning Centre conducts nine weeks of workshops on Excel, SPSS, essay writing, literature review writing, laboratory report and business report writing, avoiding plagiarism and academic misconduct, APA citation and referencing and exam strategies. These workshops aim to help students improve their literacy and numeracy skills (e.g., critical thinking, academic writing, statistical analysis). Please see schedule below.

The workshops are free and are open only to James Cook University Singapore students.

No pre-registration required, unless otherwise stated. For more information, click on the events listed or email learningcentre-singapore@jcu.edu.au

To join these workshops, log in to LearnJCU > Organisations > Learning Centre JCU Singapore > BlackBoard Collaborate > Join Session

WeekWorkshop Date & TimeVenue
2 Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

Note: Please have your laptop ready with installed Microsoft Excel.
17 Nov 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm

19 Nov 2021, Friday, 3-5pm
3 Getting Started with SPSS

Note: This is a face-to-face workshop. Please scan this QR code to register for the workshop.
23 Nov 2021, Tuesday, 4-6pm
(Register on or before 22 Nov 2021, 10am)

24 Nov 2021, Wednesday, 2-4pm 
(Register on or before 23 Nov 2021, 10am)
A2-09 Computer Lab
4 Avoiding Academic Misconduct 01 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm

03 Dec 2021, Friday, 3-5pm
5 Writing a Literature Review 08 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm

10 Dec 2021, Friday, 3-5pm
Lecture Recess Writing Essays Effectively 15 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm

17 Dec 2021, Friday, 3-5pm
6 Writing Business Reports Effectively

Writing Lab Reports Effectively

Note: These workshops are concurrent
22 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm Collaborate
7 Being Confident with APA 7th 29 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 3-5pm

30 Dec 2021, Thursday, 3-5pm
8 Avoiding Plagiarism 05 Jan 2022, Wednesday, 3-5pm

07 Jan 2022, Friday, 3-5pm
9 Learning Online and Passing Online Exams 12 Jan 2022, Wednesday, 3-5pm

14 Jan 2022, Friday, 3-5pm

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel makes organising information, calculations and data visualisation easy. In this workshop, you will learn about the basic layout of a worksheet, how to reference specific cells, use basic formulas, and auto-fill cells. Also, the helpful freeze pane and filtering features will be introduced. If there is a specific Excel feature you would like to be covered at the workshop, contact learningcentre-singapore@jcu.edu.au.

Getting Started with SPSS

SPSS stands for “Statistical Package for the Social Sciences”, but it is more than that. It is one of the most commonly used statistical packages across disciplines, including Psychology. In this workshop, you will learn about the different components of SPSS, how to enter new data, create new variables, and run basic descriptive statistics and a simple statistical test. Previous knowledge of statistics or data analysis is not necessary.

Avoiding Academic Misconduct

In this workshop, you will learn the basic definitions of academic integrity and academic misconduct. You will read and react to a case study to understand academic misconduct behaviours and their consequences. You will also discuss ways to avoid these academic misconduct behaviours. You will value the role of academic integrity in your life as a student in the university and in your future career.

Writing a Literature Review

A literature review is a critical analysis of a particular topic based on empirical data and insights from published studies in the academic literature. However, it is a challenge for you how to start, let alone write a literature review. Join this workshop and learn how to plan and write a literature review.

Writing Essays Effectively

You are faced with the common dilemma of putting your ideas into writing. You have many ideas in mind, and you find it difficult to organise these ideas properly. This workshop will provide you with opportunities to think about your topic, brainstorm about a thesis or controlling argument relevant to your topic, and organise your ideas effectively as you aim to write a cohesive and coherent essay.

Writing Business Reports and Lab Reports Effectively

Writing a report is not the same as writing an essay. Reports for different purposes have their own requirements. These workshops will guide you in organising your information and ideas for writing business reports and lab reports effectively. Join these workshops and learn how to write your reports with impact.

Being Confident with APA 7th

All subjects at JCU use APA style for essays, reports and other writing assignments. Two key components of the APA style are in-text citations and references. In this workshop, you will learn and practise how to write in-text citations and references following the 7th edition of the APA manual.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Don’t fall into the plagiarism trap. Come and learn how to paraphrase, summarise and quote with attribution, and edit your assignments effectively to avoid plagiarism.

Learning Online and Passing Online Exams

Learn about new techniques to thrive in the virtual learning space and use them to beat the stresses of online exams.