Workshops and seminars
|Introduction to Essay Writing||The key elements of the essay writing process.|
|Science Writing||The written style of research reports used in science and engineering.|
|Microsoft Word Tips
for Writing Essays
|Some formatting tricks all writers should know.|
Learn how to avoid plagiarism in your academic writing.
Learn how to use referencing more effectively in your writing.
|Reading and Writing for English Language Learners||Improve your reading and writing skills in these weekly 50-minute workshops.|
|Proofreading Your Final Draft||
Strategies for proofreading your own work using a three-step process.
|The Writing Process||
Learn about the stages of the academic writing process.
Grammar, Punctuation and Style
|Making Sentences Work||Learn about basic sentence structure and punctuation to identify, correct and avoid common sentence errors.|
|Academic conventions and writing styles, and give ‘inside knowledge’ into how to succeed at university.|
|Smart Thinking||Crucial skills required for understanding and organisation at university.|
|Revision and Exam Preparation||Techniques for writing high quality essay answers, with tips for multi-choice and short-answer exams.|
Useful techniques for managing your time at university.
Techniques for note-taking in lectures and for assignments.
Excel Basics and Statistics
|Excel Basics||Spreadsheets, data manipulation, formulas, charts.|
|Stats Essentials||Foundational statistical principles.|
|Giving an Oral Presentation||For giving papers at conferences or to fellow-students.|
|Speaking and Listening for English Language Learners||
Practise your speaking and listening skills with native and non-native English speakers.
|Long Documents||Formatting a thesis-sized document with Microsoft Word.|
Other learning events
If students are preparing a thesis, annotated bibliography, or literature review, they should check out the learning events offered to honours and postgraduate students. We also offer courses and workshops specifically aimed at adult students and Te Puna Manawa students.