Learning Skills help is still available
Even though drop-in sessions @ all campuses are now finished, you can still organise a time with a Learning Skills teacher If you need help.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the best time for you, what help you need and at which campus.
However, NO times are available from:
Monday 23 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 when the Institute is closed.
For more information on help in January email the office.
Times are, as yet, to be confirmed.
In the meantime, HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAK!!!
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What is Boolean Search?
The Boolean method of searching began with George Boole (1815–1864), a mathematician who created the method for symbolic logic. Now, his method is used for most database inquiries.
Boolean techniques include using the words AND, OR, and NOT (known as Boolean operators) in combination with other techniques to limit, expand and define your search.
Use AND to narrow your search: all of your search terms will appear in the results.
Example: Medication error AND hospitals
Use OR to broaden your search by connecting two or more synonyms.
Example: online courses OR Web-based instruction OR distance education
The database retrieves all the records containing one term, the other, or both.
Use NOT to exclude term(s) from your search results.
Example: infection control NOT nursing homes
This technique can also be used with the Boolean search terms and will help to expand a search. Depending on the search engine or database, the symbol used may be *, ?, or #. By using the symbol, the database will pull up the word with all possible endings.
Child* will pull up children, childhood, childish
For further tips check the following links.
Still not sure? Ask a Learning Skills teacher or a librarian.
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HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK EVERYONE FROM THE LEARNING SKILLS TEAM!
There will be some study support available over the holidays, but REDUCED hours.
Check for times here:
Remember when you come back contact us for help on:
We also give feedback on your grammar, syntax and structure of your assignments!
Look us up!
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English not your first language?
Here’s a few ideas on how to improve your skills and achieve better results in your course.
PREPARE BEFORE CLASS
• Read ahead. If you are familiar with the lesson topics and vocabulary, you will understand more in class.
• Meet with a study group and discuss the lesson topic BEFORE class.
• See if lesson material is uploaded to Brightspace BEFORE class.
• Do some private research on the topic. This will teach you vocabulary and concepts.
• Search in YouTube for professional channels about your area.
• Form a study group to discuss the next lesson.
• Participate: Ask the teacher questions. In Australia teachers LOVE being asked questions.
• Don’t be shy – Perhaps everyone else also doesn’t understand.
• Answer when the teacher asks questions. Even if you are wrong, you will learn more this way.
• Take notes
• Meet with your study group or a friend to compare notes.
• Discuss: What was surprising or interesting? What would you like to learn more about?
• Drop-in to a Learning Skills teacher and receive feedback on your assignments:
CLICK HERE FOR DROP-IN TIMES
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