Information for Students
Learning Development offers a range of free resources and teaching services to all enrolled students who wish to improve their academic performance. Explore the following links to our materials and program information.
Phone or visit the Learning Resource Centre to make an appointment to discuss your academic work. Consultations are free and generally last for one hour. It is wise to book a week ahead, as demand for consultations can be very high. Staff will discuss your academic work with you and guide you towards effective learning and writing strategies. Please bear in mind that this is a teaching – not proofreading – service. The Learning Resource Centre is located in Building 11.209 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop). Phone 4221 3977.
See the current program of workshops, designed to develop various academic skills. All workshops are run between 12.30 – 1.30 pm through the Learning Resource Centre - Building 11.209 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop).
Learning Development also offers a series of thesis writing seminars for postgraduate research students at the University of Wollongong.
Explore the range of files on academic study matters, such as time management, note-taking, writing, avoiding plagiarism, preparing for exams etc. The documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) format, for you to browse through, download onto your computer or print out from this site. For guidance on avoiding plagiarism, please click here.
This is a website with a wealth of information and interactive activities to help you think about, practice and develop your academic study and writing skills, such as note-taking, critical thinking, essay and report writing, punctuation and grammar.
- Statistical Modules
The Statistical Literacy Introductory Program (SLIP) is an online program that has been designed to assist in developing statistical skills.
- Module 1 is Producing Data and
- Module 2 is Describing, Clarifying and Presenting Data.
Statistical literacy is an extremely important skill to develop because in everyday life you are constantly exposed to information from surveys and scientific experiments which are designed to tell you something about the society we live in. But, how do you know that these findings are accurate? How do you make sense of the information with which you are presented? Statistical literacy provides us with the skills to answer these questions.
- Maths Resources
Brush up on your basic mathematic skills with topics including arithmetic, algebra, logarithms, and volume of shapes. All resources have worked examples and there are exercises together with worked solutions for you to practise with.
Please feel free to email us comments on any of the resources and teaching services we offer.
Learning Resource Centre
Building 11:217 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop)
Telephone: (61 2) 4221 3977