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You can make an appointment or drop in and talk with the Language and Learning Advisers. They can help you with a range of academic study skills:
Library staff at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus can make an appointment for you at the service desk.
Language and Learning Advisers can help you with referencing your assignments. They are experienced in guiding students in the use of various reference styles used at the University and can advise you on how to avoid plagiarism. Some of the most used styles are:
During the year, Language and Learning Advisers offer a range of workshops and seminars where you can improve your academic skills.
Library staff also hold workshops for specific units or faculties, as well as structured information sessions for Higher Degree Research students which you need to register for.
Save time by using our search tips on how to search the web effectively, and how to evaluate what you find.
You will usually find help files, information pages, FAQs or guides to searching on individual search engine homepages.
How do you know if the information you find is reliable and accurate?
It’s always important to consider the quality of the information you use. It is especially important to critically evaluate web resources, as there is no quality control on the Internet. No single person or organisation has the task of verifying the authenticity and accuracy of sites. As a student, the responsibility for assessing the merit of information lies with you.
Some questions to ask yourself when evaluating online sources are:Author
If you can't find the answer to these questions, that may be reason enough not to use a particular website or resource.
If you do use a website for an assignment, make sure you record the URL and the date you visited it. This information is essential for referencing in your assignments.
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