As part of supporting our seniors, especially our Year 11’s, to prepare for their NCEA exams, I have offered tutorials to help them actively and successfully make the most of their study leave. I have also added it to our library management system so the students can also access the information from home.
This is a trial only at this stage so I would love to know if there’s any other areas you think I need to add that would be important to tell our students.
While trawling for great resources to use in preparation for my Tertiary Prep Unit I came across some really fantastic information available online from a variety of tertiary institutions.
For the sessions on note-taking and note-making I shared a great resource put together by Otago University Libraries Student Learning Centre about how to take and make good notes and from the Higher Education Development Centre at Otago they offer this handout about making the most of your notes.
Otago has also designed equally good resources for managing learning which I shared when discussing study skills with my groups.
Another idea I introduced to the Tertiary Prep guys was the idea of using Study Groups as a way to revise and prepare. Otago has also created great resources to assist with this. This handout describes how to get the best out of a study group and this one is about their P.A.S.S system (Peer Assisted Study Sessions.)
The Otago University Higher Education Development Centre is a great resource to tap into, and I recommend you take a look at what they do and what they offer.
When running my sessions on Bibliographies and Citations, I shared some great resources created by Waikato University which has good explanations about referencing as well as useful examples for each citation style. This one is for APA. What I really love is the drop down boxes they have to give specific examples of each type of reference. Waikato also has a great list of how-to library guides.
Last, but by no means least, is one I came across recently from Boston College University Libraries which is a comprehensive glossary with definitions of library terms. Not only does this help students get their heads around what each term actually means, but would also be a great resource for students of information and library science who are also grappling with terms we take for granted as practicing professionals.
If anyone has found anything equally useful, I’d love you to share them!