You really don’t want to miss what Amy has to say about the 7 study mistakes that can cost you marks.
Some study mistakes are no big deal, others really are a big deal as they can affect your final degree classification. This is why we have put together a short online package to introduce you to the 7 things, why they matter and how you can avoid them. They are:
Self-plagiarism (or double submission)
Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
Taking any unauthorised material into an examination. Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination.
It has just been announced that RefMe will be changing to Cite This For Me on February 28th 2017. Full details on this news can be found on the Ref Me website.
If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.
If you want to create an account for Cite This For Me it will cost £6.99 a month but you are able to generate a reference list without creating an account. However without an account your reference list won’t be saved for future use.read more
Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.
Today’s theme is curating– how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more.read more
We’re running lots of workshops during June which are perfect if you’re new to the University or even if you’ve been here a while, but just not noticed some of the excellent workshops we provide! We’re calling it our ‘Skills for Learning – Summer School 2016’ and it would be great if you, and the sun, could join us.
So if you need to learn how to find information for your assignments, improve your study skills and build on your IT skills this is the place to start.
Some workshops/events require you to book a place whilst others just invite you to turn up.read more
Newspapers are a great source of topical information and reading one is a good and easy way of keeping up to date. University of Salford students have access to the Nexis & Business News database which is accessible both on and off campus by following the database link in Library Search. Nexis is a global database providing access to local papers such as the Manchester Evening News, the UK broadsheets and international papers such as the New York Times.read more
Do you need help with e-submission using Turnitin? You can find plenty of online help via the Turnitin link on the Student Channel. The Library is also providing the following drop-in sessions in room AC202 in Adelphi library:
Tuesday 3rd February 1-2pm
Tuesday 10th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 17th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 24th February 1-2pm
Go and have a look around the site to see what support you can get today from eLearning, videos and guides, or another day by booking onto a workshop, calling into a drop in or arranging a one to one appointment.read more
Struggling with keeping on track of the books, articles and websites you’re using? Want to try a referencing tool to try and manage, store and provide a ‘cite as you write’ facility?
The University subscribes to Endnote – but there are other free packages available such as Mendeley.
There’s a web version you can use, as well as a software and widgets to download to your own computer (there are Windows, Mac and Linux desktop versions) and an app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod).read more