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Annotated Bibliography - A guided pathway to help you learn how to create an annotated bibliography and start work on your assignment. learning pathway
APA Referencing - A guided pathway to help you learn about APA referencing. learning pathway
Critical Thinking - A guided pathway to help you learn about thinking critically. learning pathway
Editing and Proofreading - A guided pathway to help you learn about editing and proofreading. learning pathway
Effective Note Taking - A guided pathway to teach you the concepts of effective note taking. learning pathway
Essay Writing - A guided pathway to help you learn the basic of writing a good essay. learning pathway
Exams and Tests - A guided pathway to help you prepare for exams and tests. learning pathway
Grammar - A guided pathway to help you improve your grammar skills.learning pathway
How to analyse assignment instructions - A guided pathway to help you learn more about analysing assignment instructionslearning pathway
How to learn - A guided pathway to different learning strategies to help you find your preferred learning style.learning pathway
Information skills - A guided pathway to help you find resources for your assignments.learning pathway
Literature Review - A guided pathway to help you learn the basics of writing a literature review and start work on your assignment. learning pathway
Mind Maps - A guided pathway to help you to use mind mapping as an effective learning and study tool. learning pathway
Oral Presentations - A guided pathway to help you learn about oral presentations.learning pathway
Organising your Time - A guided pathway to help you learn how manage your time better. learning pathway
Paragraphs - A guided pathway to help you learn about writing good paragraphs.learning pathway
Plagiarism - A guided pathway to help you avoid plagiarism. learning pathway
Poster presentations - A guided pathway to help you learn about poster presentations. learning pathway
Quick start: Moodle, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook - A guided pathway to help you learn about using the common technology that you will need during your study. learning pathway
Reading strategies - A guided pathway to help you learn about reading strategies. learning pathway
Reflective writing - A guided pathway to help you learn about reflective writing. learning pathway
Report writing - A guided pathway to help you learn about report writing. learning pathway
Spelling and Punctuation - A guided pathway to help you learn about spelling and punctuation learning pathway
Starting your Assignment - A guided pathway to help you analyse your assignment question and start work on your assignment. learning pathway
Study groups - A guided pathway to help you learn about study groups. learning pathway
Three Stage Learning - A guided pathway to teach you about how to learn best in three stages, before, during and after class. learning pathway
Marking guide example - Your assignments should have their own marking guides, here are a couple of marking guide examples from a commerce and media course. Webpage - Te Kete
Plagiarism - what it is and how to recognise it - Overview of how to recognise and avoid plagiarism.Webpage - External
Develop your essay writing - University of Reading guidance on essay writing.Webpage - External
A comparison of a report and an essay - This resource compares a report and an essay. PDF
Proofreading tips - Tips on checking your assignment for correct content, structure, style, grammar, and spelling.PDF
Exam preparation and techniques - A guide to getting ready for your exams and tests.PDF
Definitions of instructional words - Check that you know the meaning of the assignments instructional words.PDF
How to analyse assignment instructions - A guide to help you ensure that you answer the assignment question properly.PDF
Assignment writing steps - Guidelines to planning and writing better assignments.PDF
Support Arrangements - Information about available support once you are registered with Disability Services. Webpage - Internal
Study Strategies - If you have a disability or health condition that affects your study or if you are a member of the Deaf community, you may find this information about study strategies helpful.Webpage - Internal
Exam support - Information about available exam support for those registered with disability services. Webpage - Internal
Disability Services Information - Handout information if you require disability-related practical support with your studies or assessment, then you will need to register with Disability Services. PDF
Disability Services Information - Online information if you require disability-related practical support with your studies or assessment, then you will need to register with Disability Services. Webpage - Internal
How to pass an open book test - Key tips for passing open book testsPDF
How to find answers in your book - Tips on finding what you want in a bookPDF
How to remember what you learnt - Tips for remembering learning PDF
Add credit to my print account  - HandoutPDF
“How do I?” - Guides to using Library and other Ara resourcesWebpage
Request items - "How do I" guidePDF
Find books, CDs & DVDs - "How do I" guidePDF
Find and print from an e-book - "How do I" guidePDF
Find an article in your recommended reading list - "How do I" guidePDF
Find an article in a database - "How do I" guidePDF
CRAAP test - Outlines how to make sure that you are using good resources  for your assignments, looks at currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose. This resource gives you great tips on how to accurately judge the resource against these measures. Webpage
Using the library website - Quick guide on how to use the library websitePDF
Crafting a savvy search: UCLA - Hints and tips on creating a savy library search video
Lynda.com - Quick guide on accessing and using Lynda.compdf
Getting ready for study - Quick start guide on connecting to Wi-Fi, installing office 365, logging into campus computers, Moodle, student portal, email and visiting campus life. PDF
Using the ScienceDirect database - "How do I" guidePDF
Effective oral presentations - Guidelines to planning, writing and presenting better oral presentations. PDF
RMIT study tips oral presentations - This resources gives tips on giving effective oral presentations.PDF
Poster presentation - Tips for preparing a poster presentation.Webpage - External
Effective poster presentations - Guidelines to planning, designing and presenting better poster presentations.PDF
Reading strategies for books - Effective strategies for reading academic books.PDF
Reading strategies - articles/chapters - Effective strategies for reading academic articles and chapters in books.PDF
Word Problems - Maths Room Online course about word problems, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Whole numbers - Maths Room Online course about whole numbers, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Videos and Apps - Maths Room Online course about videos and apps, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Vectors - Maths Room Online course about vectors, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Trigonometry - Maths Room Online course about trigonometry, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Trades Maths - Maths Room Online course about trades maths, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Times Tables - Maths Room Online course about times tables, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Ratios and Rates - Maths Room Online course about ratios and rates, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Quadratic Equations - Maths Room Online course about quadratic equations, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Pythagoras - Maths Room Online course about Pythagoras, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Percentages - Maths Room Online course about percentages, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Metric Conversions - Maths Room Online course about metric, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Maths Support - Find the contact details and learn where to go to get maths help on campus. Webpage - Moodle
Maths Exams - Maths Room Online collection of past exam papersWebpage - Moodle
Maths anxiety and learning - Maths Room Online course about maths anxiety and learning, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Maths - Puzzles and games - Maths Room Online collection of maths puzzles and games.Webpage - Moodle
Maths - Articles and Books - A useful compilation of articles and books, including books about Mathematics for engineers, Technical trades, nursing and healthcare, electrical trades and general mathematical and numeracy concepts. Webpage - Moodle
Logarithms - Maths Room Online course about logarithms, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Rearranging Formulae - Maths Room Online course to help you develop strategies for rearranging formulae, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
ICT Maths - Maths Room Online course about ICT maths, includes, activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Graphs - Maths Room Online course about graphs, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Fractions - Maths Room Online course about fractions, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Exponents / Indices - Maths Room Online course about exponents / indices, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Drug Calculations - Maths Room Online course about drug calculations, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Decimals - Maths Room Online course about decimals, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Calculus - Maths Room Online course about calculus, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
BEDMAS and Calculators - Maths Room Online course about BEDMAS and calculators, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Areas and volumes - Maths Room Online course about areas and volumes, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Introduction to Algebra - Maths Room Online course about algebra intro, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Part B: examples of APA referencing - Examples of APA referencing.PDF
APA referencing a guide for ARA students - General information about referencing, avoiding plagiarism and some general ‘rules’ about APA referencing style, including comprehensive examples on how to reference different material.PDF
The official web site for APA - This is the homepage for APA Style Webpage - External
Quick APA referencing guide for nursing - Quick how to guide for APA referencing with Nursing examples.PDF
Part A: An introduction to referencing - Quick overview on referencing.PDF
Medical imaging APA referencing quiz - A quiz on APA referencing for medical imaging.Quiz
APA style blog - An online blog on how to Cite APA styleWebpage - External
Quick APA referencing guide - Quick guide on how to reference with examples.PDF
Library search - Use the library catalogue to find books, e-books, titles of journals and magazines (both print and electronic), videos, DVDs and material in the High Use Collection.Webpage - Internal
Introduction to research - Research needs and requirements vary with each assignment, project or paper. Although there is no single "right" way to conduct research, certain methods and skills can make your research efforts more efficient and effective.Webpage - Internal
What is a peer-reviewed article? - Cues on how to recognise that an article is peer reviewed. Webpage - External
San Jose - Writing a literature review paper - Learn how to research, structure and write a literature review paper that synthesizes the key theories and results in your field of study.video
How to write a literature review - This animation is a partnership project between staff and students within Buckinghamshire New University.video
Literature reviews - An overview on what a literature review is, and how to complete one. Webpage - Internal
Evaluating websites: why can't I just google - Learn how to evaluate a website, make sure that you are getting correct information.Video
Evaluating information - Tips on how to evaluate information to check the suitability for inclusion in your assignment.PDF
Yearly planner 2017 - Use this year planner to get organised early for your assignments, tests and exams.PDF
Organising your time - Strategies to help you achieve your study goals and meet deadlines.PDF
Making notes - Different techniques for taking notes from your classes and readings.PDF
How to learn - Proven techniques to help you learn.PDF
3 Stages of Learning - This three-stage learning system ensures you get the best from every class.PDF
VARK Strategies - Strategies to help you learn according to your preferred learning style. Webpage - External
VARK Questionnaire online - Online questionnaire to determine your learning strategy.Webpage - External
Understanding how you think and learn - Understanding how you think and learn can help you to choose the most effective learning strategies. This activity will help you to identify the strategies that best suit your learning style so you can study efficiently and effectively.Online course
Successful learning in English - To learn successfully in New Zealand your spoken and written English must be understood by others. You will also have to understand spoken English in lectures and tutorials.Online course
Study groups - Guidelines for setting up effective study groups.PDF
Strategies to help with your learning - Introducing a number of strategies to help you learn. Online course
Mind maps - Tips on how to create and use mind maps.PDF
Mind map on self-directed learning - A mind map visual overview of skills/requirements, required for successful self-directed learning.PDF
Effective note taking - Much of the formal teaching of course content occurs in lectures and other structured classes. Therefore, taking effective notes in class is a key study skill. This learning activity explains how to take notes that will be useful after classes as you work on assignments and prepare for tests.Online course
Active Learning and the three stage process - In New Zealand tutors expect students to be actively involved in their own learning, because they believe that active learners will be more successful. In this type of learning, the student does not expect the tutor to do all the work. Instead, the student will read, write, think about and analyse course content outside of the classroom. This learning can involve problem-solving or applying course ideas to a practical situation.Online course
Academic support at Ara - Academic support services are provided to help students to succeed in their academic work. They are available free to enrolled students. This activity introduces you to the types of support available to help you to achieve your study goals.  Online course
Weekly planner - Use this planner to organise your weekly tasks.PDF
Note taking example: Cornell method - Example Cornell note taking method on the topic research ethics.PDF
Note taking example: Mind map - Example mind map on the topic research ethics.PDF
PASS Study Groups - Information about one hour weekly study groups set up by learning services to help with particular subjects, business, computing, nursing, midwifery, allied health, pre health, Maori languagewebpage
Guides and tutorials - University of Reading guides and tutorials around study and assignment writing.Webpage - External
Effective Time Management - The following activity introduces the reasons that tutors think time management is important. It also shows you some ways to plan your study and manage your workload effectively.Online course
Maths Support - Overview of the services offered by maths support Webpage
Tips for learning through Moodle - Guidelines on how to learn effectively using Moodle.PDF
Library support for off-campus students - Webpage
Get set up for study - Online help you set up log into institute technology and install office 365.Webpage
Formatting your assignment - Step-by-step instructions for formatting your assignment using Microsoft Word 2010/2007.PDF
PowerPoint presentation tips - Tips on how to prepare and design a PowerPoint presentation.PDF
Report writing guide - Guidelines for structuring and writing a standardised report.PDF
Reflective writing - Guidelines to common types and styles of reflective writing.PDF
Paragraph structure - Resource on how to create a clear paragraph structure with good logical flow.PDF
Linking words and phrases - Important words and phrases that help clarify the relationship between elements in your writing.PDF
How to summarise - Brief overview of summaries: how and when to summarise.PDF
How to paraphrase - How to re-write someone else's text in your own words while fully retaining the original meaning of the source.PDF
Essay structure (part A) - Quick overview of writing an essay.PDF
Essay structure (part B) - Detailed overview and examples of the different parts within an essay.PDF
Effective academic writing - Examples of effective phrases when citing secondary sources in your assignments.PDF
Writing an annotated bibliography - The University of Toronto resource on writing an annotated bibliography.Webpage - External
Verb - tense consistency - This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in English.Webpage - External
Spelling - accept - except - This resource covers common spelling errors including accept/except, ei/ie, noun plurals, and –ible/able.Webpage - External
Sentence fragments - Fragments are incomplete sentences. Usually, fragments are pieces of sentences that have become disconnected from the main clause. This handout gives examples on fixing fragments. Webpage - External
Semicolons and colons quiz - A quiz on semicolons and colons.Webpage - External
Report writing - Learning services Moodle course on report writing.Screen text
Punctuation quiz - A quiz from the grammar book on punctuation, capitalisation, and writing numbers. Webpage - External
Overview of punctuation - This handout clarifies when and how to use various marks of punctuation.Webpage - External
Making subjects and verbs agree - ver get "subject/verb agreement" as an error? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem.Webpage - External
Introducing academic work - Phrases you might use for writing your introduction.Webpage - External
Improving sentence clarity - This is a Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) handout, it can help you to improve sentence clarity.Webpage - External
Fixing incomplete sentences - An overview on how to write a sentence that conveys complete thoughts.PDF
Fix run-on sentences - How to identify a run-on sentence and fix it.PDF
English vocabulary - Exercises to practice your English vocabulary.Webpage - External
Commas quiz - A quiz from the grammar book on commas. Webpage - External
Being critical - Phrases you might use to express critical ideas in your assignment.Webpage - External
Apostrophes quiz - A quiz from the grammar book on apostrophes. Webpage - External
RMIT study tips essay writing - This resource will help with writing a report.PDF
Plagiarism - how not to do it - Video explaining how not to plagiarise Webpage - External
Introduction to studying in New Zealand - Learn about, study at Ara, and about living and working in New Zealand, Maori culture and the South Island.Online course
Linear Equations - Maths Room Online course about linear equations, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle
Online conversions - Maths Room Online course about online conversions, includes activities, examples and demonstrations. Webpage - Moodle