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Jcu Study Skills Online Essay Writing

About Us

We provide assistance to students to make their learning more enjoyable and effective. We work with students to help them succeed in their studies and beyond. We are a team of five: four of us offer Academic Skills support while one of us offers Mathematics and Statistics support.

Our Key Services

We aim to develop students’ skills necessary for success in their subjects and beyond. To realise this, we offer the following services:

C1-01: Learning Zone

Learning Support workshops, EMAS peer tutoring sessions and English Club sessions, are conducted in C1-01: Learning Zone. Except during public holidays, a resident learning support advisor is in the Learning Zone from weeks 1-10 of the study period, Mon-Fri, 10AM-12Noon and 1-3PM. Alternatively, you can reach us via email (learningsupport-singapore@jcu.edu.au) or Skype (add us on Skype @Learning Support JCU Singapore) if the schedule doesn’t work for you.

Weekly workshops

Learning Support is conducting nine weeks of Academic Skills and Statistics skills workshops to help James Cook University Singapore students develop their thinking, writing and statistics skills. Please see schedule below.

The workshops are free, and are open to James Cook University Singapore students only.

No pre-registration required. For more information click on the events listed or email learningsupport-singapore@jcu.edu.au

Venue: C1-01, unless otherwise stated
Time: 3pm - 5pm

DateTitleVenueTime
Monday, Mar 19 Getting Started with SPSS (Computer Lab)
B2-053–5pm
Wednesday, Mar 21 Getting Started with SPSS (Computer Lab)
B2-041–3pm
Wednesday, Mar 28 Learning Support - your key to good writing
C1-013–5pm
Friday, Mar 30 Public Holiday - No workshop
Wednesday, Apr 4 Getting Started With Microsoft Excel (Please bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed in it)
C1-013–5pm
Friday, Apr 6 Getting Started With Microsoft Excel (Please bring a laptop that has Microsoft Excel installed in it)
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, Apr 11 Being confident with APA
C1-013–5pm
Friday, Apr 13 Being confident with APA
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, Apr 18 Citing, Not Copying
C1-013–5pm
Friday, Apr 20 Citing, Not Copying
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, Apr 25 Acing your Oral Presentation
C1-013–5pm
Friday, Apr 27 Acing your Oral Presentation
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, May 2 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Friday, May 4 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Wednesday, May 9 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Friday, May 11 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Monday, May 14 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm
Friday, May 18 Open Consultation with LS Advisers and EMAS Peer Tutors
C1-013–5pm

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Small group and individual face-to-face consultation with students

We welcome opportunities to work with students, individually or in a group, who have specific learning needs. Students can request appointments through email or drop-in. Drop-in requests can be done through the reception desk at the Student Hub, ground floor, Block C or directly at C1-01 Learning Zone, Mon-Fri, 10AM-12Noon and 1-3PM.

Customised language help for an entire class

These workshops prepare students for particular writing assignments. Lecturers and/or tutors can contact us to request in-lecture workshops tailored to specific subject needs. The duration of workshops is slated at 30 minutes. However, workshops can be conducted outside class hours as well. Lecturers/tutors should get approval from their heads of academic group for workshops that need more than 30 minutes. After the workshops, lecturers share our PowerPoint slides or Prezi links with students on LearnJCU.

Specialised statistics consultation with JCU students and staff

The learning support advisor for Mathematics and Statistics is available to students who need assistance in the analysis and interpretation of data in their theses or research projects. This complements the supervision they get from their thesis advisors. The Mathematics and Statistics learning support advisor is also available to academic staff who need similar research-related assistance.

English Club for ELPP students

English Club, located at C1-01 Learning Zone, is a place for ELPP students to get help with English language matters. A resident learning support advisor for English is on board to answer students’ questions about English. The learning support advisor also runs sessions to support ELPP students who have failed exams or are repeating levels. In addition, the learning support advisor:

  1. conducts workshops along with ELPP teachers on topics such as reading and pronunciation,
  2. works with ELPP teachers who have concerns about their students’ language skills, and
  3. participates in orientation by conducting activities to welcome newcomers to ELPP.

Technical and/or technology support to students

We can help with formatting a Word document in APA, creating graphs and tables in Word, using Google drive and OneDrive for collaborative projects, using PowerPoint and Prezi for presentations, using MS Excel and SPSS to present and analyse data, using Qualtrics to design survey questionnaires, using Skype to enhance online collaboration and optimising students' use of their laptops for learning purposes.

Student-Run Programs That We Facilitate

We value the potential that James Cook University Singapore students have and the impact they can make on the lives of other students in the university. Towards this end, the programs that we facilitate are the following:

EMAS (means “gold” in Malay) peer tutoring program

EMAS peer tutoring runs from Week 2 to Week 9 of the study period and is open to all students. The EMAS peer tutors who run this program assist students who need help with English, Mathematics, Accounting and Finance, Statistics and IT. The main goal is to help students become academically successful. The peer tutors are recommended by lecturers and tutors and we train them to guide students in their learning. Students who are unable to go for the peer tutoring sessions can submit requests for ad-hoc sessions at jcu.sg/emasrequest. Subject to peer tutor availability, the requests will be attended to within 2-3 working days.

This is the schedule for Peer Tutoring help:

DateSubjectVenue
Mon 19 March
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 20 March
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 22 March
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 26 March
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 27 March
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 29 March
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 2 April
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 3 April
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 5 April
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 9 April
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 10 April
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 12 April
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 16 April
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 17 April
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 19 April
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 23 April
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 24 April
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 26 April
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 30 April
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 1 MayPublic Holiday
Thu 3 May
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & StatisticsC1-01
Mon 7 May
(3 - 6PM)
Accounting & FinanceC1-01
Tue 8 May
(3 - 6PM)
English, ITC1-01
Thu 10 May
(3 - 6PM)
Mathematics & Statistics

Every Writer Needs an Audience

The JCU Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consulting services to all members of the John Carroll community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

John Carroll’s Writing Center traces its origins to the early 1990s, and found its home in O’Malley 207 when the building opened in 1994. Informal tutorial sessions during the Center’s beginning years have developed into an enterprise that works six days a week. We continue to prove that we are a vital campus resource by seeing hundreds of students (undergraduate and graduate) with all types of assignments (composition papers, lab reports, research papers, creative writing, and Masters’ essays, to name a few) from all disciplines each semester.

The staff consists of highly-trained graduate and undergraduate students that have completed courses, workshops, and practicum experiences that prepare them for helping writers from every discipline. The consultants help writers of all skill levels and can provide help on any aspect of writing, at every step in the writing process, and on most kinds of texts.

Our services are available on a first come, first served basis for students dropping in with assignments. Students with appointments scheduled ahead of time receive preference. With our high volume—especially during midterms and finals—we recommend that students make appointments to ensure that consultants will be available during their requested times. To schedule an appointment for the O’Malley Center location (room 207), call 216.397.4529, email writingcenter@jcu.edu, or stop in to sign up. We are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Consultants are also available in Seminar A of Grasselli Library (ground floor) on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.  We do not take appointments for our After-Hours.

Please note: the Writing Center follows the university’s schedule with breaks and holidays.

We look forward to working with you!