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Your approach to learning off-campus

Start your learning journey: Orientation

Look into contacts and support

Understand off-campus learning

You as a learner

Be strategic

Your individual approach

Make use of Learning Support resources

Orient yourself to assessment

Update your skills

Update your IT skills

Independent learning approaches

Organising study

Research skills

Postgraduate learning

Grammar

Maintain the effort

Improve your academic outcomes

Ask for a learning consultation

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Independent study

What is 'Independent learning'?

What does 'Independent' mean?

What does 'Independent thought' mean?

What is critical thinking?

Undergraduate versus postgraduate

Approaching postgraduate coursework studies

Maintain effort and motivation?

Reduce feelings of isolation

Deal with the study blues

Organising your study

Improve my approach

Stop falling behind

Organise my time

Be ready for exams

Incorporate study into my life

Interacting with lecturers

How do I get in touch?

What can I discuss?

When is the best time?

Face-to-face?

Ask my lecturer for help

Response times

Looking at drafts

Assessment

Improve my marks

Assess my probable result

Being 'more critical'

Write more critically

Different marks

Understand my mark

Handle examinations

Organise multiple assignments

Be more strategic

New assessment task

Failed an assessment task?

Dropping grades

Reading

Be more strategic

Understanding

What reading do I have to do?

Research

Research my assignments

how do I conduct research

How can I organise my research?

Integrate the work of others

Writing

How do I format my assignments?

What does my lecturer mean by 'critique'?

How can I write more 'academically'?

How can I improve my writing?

How do I write assignments?

How can I improve my use of punctuation?

How can I improve my grammar?

How should I structure my report or my essay?

What does a good introduction look like?

What does a good conclusion look like?

When should I use headings?

What is the difference between an essay and a report?

How can I improve my argument?

What is a literature review?

What is a thesis and how do I write a thesis?

How do I integrate my experiences into my assignments?

Plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

How can I avoid plagiarism?

When can I share my ideas with others?

How can I use the ideas of others?

Using the work of others

Taking a position

Critically expressing the work of others

Where can I get help to avoid plagiarism?

Referencing

What is referencing?

How do I reference correctly?

How do I use the work of others?

How do I know what referencing style to use?

What is the difference between a reference list and a bibliography?

How do I cite a non-book reference correctly?

How many references are enough?

Grammar

How do I improve my grammar?

Why should I improve my grammar?

Academic English

How can I improve my English language use?

How can I improve my use of academic language?

Postgraduate study

Contact people

Learning Support

Lecturers and tutors

University support services

HandyRefs

Library Guides

Art & Design

BusEco

Education

IT

Nursing

Psychology

Science

Using APAIS

Using Business Source Premier

Using CINAHL

Using Expanded Academic ASAP

Using Psycinfo

Unusual Referencing Examples

Research guide

Study skills

Using the catalogue

Rough Guides

Art & Design

BusEco

Education

History

IT

Nursing

Psychology

Science

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