Referencing can be a tricky issue. Especially if it’s your very first semester at university. However it’s a very necessary part of university and academic writing if you want to stay on the right side of the academic integrity committee.
I have put together a slideshow covering the basics of referencing for you, which should hopefully demystify referencing for you. Please watch the slideshow below (and you can also download it if you wish) for the why, when and how to reference in your university studies. It also provides examples of books and journal articles referenced in both APA and Harvard styles.
I’m not sure I have ever heard the words love and university used in the same sentence, unless there was a high degree of sarcasm involved. University is not easy. It’s a daunting, long, arduous process that many of us are just lucky to survive. However, inspired by all of the lovely, warm fuzzies that are floating around today, Valentines Day, I thought I would write a post about learning to love university.
Anthropomorphic Valentine, circa 1950–1960 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The start of University can be daunting. On the one hand it is exciting to be starting at a new university whether you have just finished high school or whether you are starting a semester abroad. On the other hand you might have already gotten lost just walking around your huge new campus.
Orientation, O-week, Welcome week or Freshers Week. Whatever your university calls it, it is an important way to start your first semester at university and shouldn’t be missed. Here are 5 reasons you can’t miss Orientation. Continue reading →
I recently returned from a marketing conference and I thought this would be a good time to introduce you to the somewhat glitzy world of academic conferences. This is will be the first of a five part series giving you an insider look at conferences.
Throughout my work as a tutor in a university, I have gained a whole new perspective to studying at university that I would like to share with you. It’s not often you can get advice straight from university tutors, though Phil Stubbs,Academic Jungle and Female Science Professor are helping to lift the veil. Here I share my top 10 things your university tutor won’t tell you.
A couple of notes: this is based on my experience and those of my colleagues at an Australian university. I would be interested to learn of your different experiences, so please leave a comment to let me know.
Now, here are my top 10 things that your university tutor won’t tell you: