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Academic Integrity

As a student you need to ensure you aware of what academic integrity is and how to practise it. This section of guides by Academic Skills will help you avoid plagiarism, reference your sources correctly, use direct quotes and paraphrasing, and introduces you to Turnitin, the University's originality checking software.

Academic Language Self-Assessment

The Academic Language Self-Assessment is an opportunity for you to give yourself an indication of how prepared you are to engage with the kinds of English that you will encounter in your university studies.

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Assignment Navigator

Assignment Navigator

Assignment Navigator provides advice, resources and strategies to help you successfully complete your assignments. It is particularly useful if you are new to university study. Wherever you start, Assignment Navigator will guide your way!

There are eight modules that make up Assignment Navigator:

  • Getting Started guides you through the steps you need to follow when commencing a task and identifying the resources available to help you.
  • Understanding the Task advises you on techniques for correctly interpreting what is required and for managing your workload.
  • Finding Information helps you to identify different information sources and shows you how to search them effectively.
  • Organising Information teaches you to evaluate the information you have gathered, read it critically, record it efficiently and make sense of it all.
  • Putting it Together provides you with a clear process for drafting, reviewing and revising your assignment before submitting the final product.
  • Working in Groups offers strategies to ensure that any group work you undertake is successful and satisfying for all those involved.
  • Referencing explains why it is important to acknowledge the information sources you use and describes the essential steps involved in correct referencing.
  • Preparing for Exams will help take the stress out of the process by offering advice on useful techniques to employ in your study and preparation.

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Numeracy Resources

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The Numeracy Modules provide you with easy to read background material to help you improve your numbers and mathematics skills for your studies at SCU. The materials are supplemented with topic videos where you can listen and watch while problems are explained and solved. You can access these modules at any time. If you need more assistance, contact Academic Skills to join a workshop or to organise an individual consultation.

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