Student activity

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Academic Presentations
A teacher-led overview of what the main features of presentations are and what things students might also overlook. This could be used with international students or any home student who is new to giving presentations. The session could lead onto students giving mini presentations on a subject/issue of interest.
Activity time: 45 mins
Types of media: Powerpoint file
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Microsoft Excel - Creating a Chart
To be able to create a chart in Microsoft Excel 2010
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Worksheet, Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Evaluating a source
To be able to critically evaluate sources.
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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CVs, Covering Letters and Personal Statements Proofreading Checklist for SPAG
To increase awareness of common spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) errors that are made in CVs, covering letters and personal statements.
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Advanced referencing exercises
Set of 3 short exercises, complete with answers and tutor comments. Provides a set of scenarios and challenges students to give the correct referencing protocol in each situation.
Activity time: 20 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document, Quiz
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Referencing exercises
Short quiz, with four exercises to test your knowledge of referencing. The exercises cover 1) Is a Reference Needed? 2) Where Should the Citations Go? 3) “I Didn’t Reference the Source Because…” 4) Referencing Errors. Answers and comments are to be found at the end of the worksheet.
Activity time: 40 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document, Quiz
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Learning Agreement
This resource features introductory notes and sample template for a learning agreement and supports students to identify activities within their work which could demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. The resource is designed to be used with part-time adult educators, graduate teaching assistants and those who support learning in HE to form a framework for the development of a portfolio for assessment.
Activity time: 45 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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Developing an Action Plan for Independent Learning
Worksheet to support students to outline an structured action plan for their studies. This resource provides a template to encourage students to be effective independent learners, able to identify: what they want to learn; the best ways for them to learn what they want to learn; and how to demonstrate learning.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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Listening Skills Audit
This short activity helps students assess their own listening skills. The audit can be completed either online or on paper
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive learning object, Quiz
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Writing for Assignments E-library (Wrasse)
Students can browse examples of students work from a number of subject areas, and see comments from lecturers
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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Visual Learning website
A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of visual learning
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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Oral Communication website
A website hosting a number a number of staff and student resources to support the development of oral communication
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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