Te Puna Manawa/PASS Academic Skills

Te Puna Jacqui Te Puna Manawa/PASS Academic Skills programme is run in liaison with the Maori and Pacific Development Teams and takes into account the cultural and contextual component of writing and reading  practices for Maori and Pacific Island students. The programme is offered throughout the year; it includes a formal study skills course which covers essay/report structure, critical thinking and constructing an argument, clarity, syntax, punctuation and layout. The programme also includes individual and group sessions, in which students can receive more specialised tuition in addressing the deeper language, literacy and discourse issues pertaining to specific disciplines.

Individual Consultations

Consultations are up to 40 minutes long and can cover any questions relating  to writing, critical thinking or study. Here are some examples of the types of questions that students ask:

  • Have I answered the question?
  • How do I take effective notes in lectures or from my readings?
  • Would you check the grammar in this essay? (We will explain any errors, but we do not proofread entire assignments.)

Consultations are held at the Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) and are offered fortnightly. If you are bringing written work, print it in a 12-point font with double spacing. Also, please bring the handout with the essay question and any other relevant materials.

To book a one-to-one consultation with Jacqui Tither, phone (03) 369 3900.

Formal Workshops

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Learning Pod/Group tutorials

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