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 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.>
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?”
Would you like some support with your first essay assignments?
Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. Latest additions to Papers Past include the New Zealand Herald (1863-1884).
Hika Lite is a te reo Māori learning application for mobile phones, released in partnership with Vodafone NZ for Māori Language Week. It is available as free download for both iPhone and Android mobile.
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