Learning Centre Workshops

Learning Centre Workshop Series

Learning Centre 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 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: Learning Centre in LearnJCU, unless otherwise stated
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 3pm - 5pm, unless otherwise stated

DateTitleTimeRoom
Monday, July 20
Thursday, July 23
Getting Started With Microsoft Excel (Please bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed in it) 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre in LearnJCU/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, July 27
Thursday, July 30
Getting Started with SPSS (Computer Lab)

Please register by Friday, July 24 2020, 6.00pm at SPSSworkshop/registration or scan this QR code for either workshop
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2- 4pm A2-09 computer lab
Monday, August 3
Wednesday, August 5
Writing a Literature Review 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre in LearnJCU/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, August 10
Wednesday, August 12
No workshop
Writing Effective Essays
3- 5pm Public Holiday
Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre in LearnJCU/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, August 17
Wednesday, August 19
Being Confident with APA 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre JCU Singapore/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, August 24
Wednesday, August 26
Writing Effective Reports 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre JCU Singapore/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, August 31
Wednesday, September 2
Plagiarism isn’t cool. SafeAssign is 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre JCU Singapore/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, September 7
Wednesday, September 9
Open Consultation with Learning Advisers 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre JCU Singapore/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance
Monday, September 14
Wednesday, September 16
Open Consultation with Learning Advisers 3- 5pm Login to LearnJCU, Organisations/Learning Centre JCU Singapore/Subject Room/Join Session for virtual attendance


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 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.

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.

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
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. This workshop will expose you to two types of reports: laboratory report and business report. It will guide you in organising your information and ideas for writing effective reports.

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!