Ben Yagoda says that teaching students to write well may be too ambitious a goal. Instead he aims to improve your writing by eliminating those common errors such as spelling mistakes, poorly chosen words, and train-wreck punctuation. In his book How to Not Write Bad you’ll find lots of helpful advice.
Motivational books are not usually found in university libraries, but one that seems appropriate is How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Academic Writing. Psychologist Paul Silvia discusses specious barriers to writing (can't find the time... need to do more research first... need a better computer... or just waiting for inspiration), and offers motivational tools and practical suggestions for overcoming them.
Do you need to access films and other audiovisual material from the Library collections? Come to the Audiovisual Library and join a 10 minutes tour!
Lost? It does not have to be this way. We are offering tours through the General Library during the first two weeks of Semester 1.
The New Zealand Asia Institute, the Waseda Institute for New Zealand Studies, and the Japan Society for New Zealand Studies are hosting a conference to mark the sixtieth anniversary of New Zealand-Japan diplomatic and economic relations.
The UNESCO Memory of the World National Committee of New Zealand announced two new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.
The merger of Penguin Books and German-owned Random House has received much media attention in October. In a recent Guardian article, Oliver Wainwright muses about the beauty of Penguin Books.>
The Library provides access to a new database, the British Academy Publications Online (BAPO). BAPO is a collection of academic monographs and edited volumes from the distinguished British Academy list, made available by Oxford University Press.
Come and hear from Associate Professor Alex Holcombe, from the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, about Open Access and the academic community. His seminar is entitled “Our Scholarship System is Broken. Can Open Access Fix It?”
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