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Learning Support Workshops

Learning Support Workshop Series

Learning Support conducts nine weeks of English Language and Statistics skills workshops 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 to James Cook University Singapore students only.

No pre-registration required. For more information click on the events listed or email learningsupport-singapore@jcu.edu.au

Venue: Monday and Wednesday (C1-01), unless otherwise stated
Time: 3pm - 5pm, unless otherwise stated

Date Title Venue Time
Monday, Apr 22 Being Confident with APA
C1-013–5pm
Thursday, Apr 25 Being Confident with APA
C1-013–5pm
Monday, Apr 29 Plagiarism isn’t cool. SafeAssign is
C1-013–5pm
Monday, May 6 Acing Your Oral Presentation
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, May 8 Acing Your Oral Presentation
C1-013–5pm
Monday, May 13 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, May 15 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, May 22 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm

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. In this workshop, participants 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 Effectively
Learn about common writing errors and how to avoid them. Learning Support will also show you, when you email us your assignments for language help, how we use track changes and comments on common grammatical, vocabulary and punctuation errors you may be making in your writing.

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. Additional topics will be discussed based on the interests of the workshop attendees. If there is a specific feature or topic you would like presented at the workshop, please contact learningsupport-singapore@jcu.edu.au

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. Very helpful, right? 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.

Being Confident with APA
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 do in-text citations and references for some of the main types of works you will be reading in preparation for your assignments.

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 assignment to prevent plagiarism.

Acing Your Oral Presentations
How difficult can an oral presentation be? Well, it can be a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, and now you’re going to be assessed for it! This workshop aims to help you overcome your cold feet. It will cover the main aspects of oral presentations, i.e., presence and posture, speech and voice, and presentation materials. You will also learn how to answer questions, and use humour to charm your audience.

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 Support advisers and EMAS peer tutors!