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Getting Started KBS 24 th September 2008. Shaun Theobald (Student Learning Advisor) The Student Learning Advisory Service. Agenda. Settling in Skills development Learning support. Settling in. Make yourself at home the campus (library, key offices, teaching rooms, sport facilities …)

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getting started kbs 24 th september 2008
Getting StartedKBS24th September 2008

Shaun Theobald

(Student Learning Advisor)

The Student Learning Advisory Service

agenda
Agenda

Settling in

Skills development

Learning support

settling in
Settling in

Make yourself at home

  • the campus (library, key offices, teaching rooms, sport facilities …)
  • support services
  • friends/ networks
  • your department (website, handbooks…)
  • your tutor
  • the University website
skills development for university study
managing deadlines

getting things done

trying out new things

finding information

evaluating information

explaining your views

presenting information

speaking in front of a group of people

writing long texts

producing formal academic texts

working with others

reading for information

using PC/ www academically

making decisions

explaining a process

or concept

working with data

etc.

Skills development for university study
support to acquire skills
Support to acquire skills
  • Modules

CB356 Business Tools

  • IT Training
  • Templeman Library (information retrieval)
  • Student Learning Advisory Service
based in the unit for the enhancement of learning and teaching uelt
Based in the Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT)

to the right of

Barclays bank

the student learning advisory service
The Student Learning Advisory Service

Alison Joy Allia

AngelaShaun

advisors

what we offer
What we offer:

FREE Academic Advice and Guidance for all students

  • Resources
  • Individual / group appointments
  • On-the-spot advice
our programmes
Our programmes
  • Study skills workshops

http://www.kent.ac.uk/student/skills/

  • Value MaP(Mature and Part-time students)
  • Value Programme (exam support for stage 1

students only)

Student Portal: http://www.kent.ac.uk/student/

what we do not offer
What we do NOT offer:
  • Proof reading
  • English Language instruction
  • Subject-specific information
  • Maths help, but …

contact: [email protected]

some typical learning support issues
Some typical learning support issues
  • Writing skills (essays/ reports etc.)
  • Reading techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Revision and exam strategies

And …

strategies to prevent plagiarism
Strategies to prevent plagiarism !
  • Copying the ideas and words of others so as

to present them as your own

  • Resubmitting/recycling your own work without acknowledgement
  • Submitting work produced by other students
  • Failing to reference correctly

Plagiarism is a punishable offence!...

  • But is usually unintentional…
  • Can easily be detected but…
  • Can easily be prevented!
how to avoid plagiarism
How to avoid plagiarism

1. Good time management

2. Careful note taking

3. Meticulous recording of sources

4. Matching in-text citations and references in bibliography> Harvard Referencing Style

http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/students/index.html

study tips
Study tips…

Essays: 6 Tips

1.Understand the question

2.Define reading and research

3.Plan

4.Manage the time

5.Write:1st draft(s)

6.Edit

study tips15
Study tips…

Reading: 6 Tips

1.Use reading lists

2.Start with something simple

3.Read flexibly & actively-skim + scan + read for detail

4.Keep records for references

5.Set clear targets

6.Review targets

time management
Time management
  • University courses often pose heavy demands on your time
  • Some weeks may involve seminars, lectures & multiple assignment deadlines
  • ACTIVITY: PAIRS – What are your tips for time management?
time management 6 tips
Time management: 6 Tips

1.Think ahead

2.Use a weekly planner

3.Put in breaks + other tasks/commitments

4.Vary activities

5.Set clear targets

6.Review targets

any questions
Any questions?

Good luck and get in touch if we can be of help.

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