Learning Centre Workshops

Learning Centre Workshops

Learning Centre Workshop Series

Learning Centre is conducting nine weeks of English Language and Statistics skills workshops in SP53 to help James Cook University Singapore students develop their thinking, writing and statistics skills. 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

Venue: Collaborate in LearnJCU, unless otherwise stated

DateTitleTimeRoom
Tuesday, November 17
Thursday, November 19
Getting Started With Microsoft Excel (Please bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed in it) 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/a877afae6de848f399f0369271bc82bd
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, November 25
Getting Started with SPSS (Computer Lab)

Please register by Friday, November 20 2020, 6.00pm at SPSSworkshop/registration or scan this QR code for either workshop
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3- 5pm A2-09
Tuesday, December 1
Thursday, December 3
Writing a Literature Review 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/5ec13f5e33274b5498f95e48387c74c1
Tuesday, December 8
Thursday, December 10
Writing Effective Essays 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use the guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/1c030a397d24467ba6042b5e7c686bfe
Tuesday, December 15
Thursday, December 17
Being Confident with APA 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/14f1f78e17294ac98d74d2838236629f
Tuesday, December 22 Writing Effective Reports
Writing Effective Lab Reports
3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use the respective guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate:
Tuesday, December 29 Plagiarism isn’t cool. SafeAssign is 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate:
https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/b7e1f419f5bd43c097223b6e860ffd21
Tuesday, January 5
Thursday, January 7
Open Consultation with Learning Advisers 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/7c742925242e4603a28b0bada033b567
Tuesday, January 12
Thursday, January 14
Open Consultation with Learning Advisers 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU and use this guest link for virtual attendance in Collaborate: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/7c742925242e4603a28b0bada033b567


Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is one of the most commonly used programmes in the workplace. It makes organizing information and calculations 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 feature or topic you would like presented at the workshop, please 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 especially in Psychology. In this workshop, you will learn about the different components of SPSS, how to enter new data, create new variables, run basic descriptive statistics as well as run a simple statistical test. Previous knowledge of statistics or data analysis is not necessary!

Writing a Literature Review
Your assignment is to write a literature review. Your subject outline says the literature review is a critical analysis of published sources and literature on a particular topic. But you have no idea how to start, let alone write a literature review. Come and learn how to plan, start and write a literature review.

Writing Effective Essays
When writing essays, many students often face the common dilemma of how to put their ideas into writing. When they have many ideas, they find it difficult to organise these ideas properly, so they fail to effectively write what they want to say to readers. This workshop will provide you with opportunities in organising your ideas and thoughts for writing effective essays.

Being Confident with APA 7th
All subjects at JCU use APA style for essays, reports and other writing assignments. A key part of APA style is the references. In this interactive workshop, you will learn and practice how to write in-text citations and references from the 7th edition for some of the main types of work you will be reading for your assignments.

Writing Effective Reports (Business and Lab reports)
How difficult can it be to write a report? Well, writing a report isn’t the same as writing an essay. Even if you are good at writing, you may not necessarily know how to write an effective report. Reports for different purposes have their own requirements. The workshops will guide you in organising your information and ideas for writing effective reports for your purpose.

Plagiarism isn’t cool. SafeAssign is.
Your lecturers tell you “Use information from research in your assignments, but don’t copy. Don’t plagiarise.” How do you do that? Plagiarism isn’t cool. Because of plagiarism, students have failed courses and even been asked to leave university. Fortunately, avoiding plagiarism is not difficult. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to paraphrase, summarise, and quote with attribution, to avoid plagiarism. You will also learn how to read a SafeAssign report, and edit your assignments to prevent plagiarism.

Open Sessions
Would you like to have someone to check the language and structure of your assignments for you?  Do you need to check with someone about the Statistics in your project or paper?  Come to these sessions with a softcopy of your assignment on your laptop, and get help (as time permits) from your friendly Learning Advisors!