Upcoming events

22 Feb 2024 11:00 am

Using References in your Writing

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • the role of evidence in academic writing
  • how to use quotations and paraphrasing
  • the difference between in-text citations and reference lists
  • how to incorporate in-text citations in your writing
  • how to link evidence and claims in your writing


22 Feb 2024 2:00 pm

Referencing

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


26 Feb 2024 3:30 pm

Library Essentials

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to access and use Library services and resources
  • how to use your personal Library account
  • how to find online resources and information for research and assessments


28 Feb 2024 12:00 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


28 Feb 2024 5:00 pm

Studying in Australia

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • academic expectations when studying in Australia
  • what Library services are available and how to access them


28 Feb 2024 6:00 pm

Library Essentials

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to access and use Library services and resources
  • how to use your personal Library account
  • how to find online resources and information for research and assessments


29 Feb 2024 4:00 pm

Studying in Australia

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • academic expectations when studying in Australia
  • what Library services are available and how to access them


29 Feb 2024 5:00 pm

Getting Started with Postgraduate Study

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • graduate writing expectations; genre, tone and other conventions
  • the importance of research and reading for effective writing
  • tips for effective writing at the postgraduate level
  • where to get further help


1 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Tips for Online and Independent Study

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • expectations for independent study
  • how to optimise your learning
  • how to manage your time
  • how to stay engaged
  • how to maintain your wellbeing


1 Mar 2024 1:00 pm

Studying as a Parent

Get some tips and learn about the services available to you. Ask questions and meet other parents starting at La Trobe. Little people welcome but please mute your mic if things get rowdy.


1 Mar 2024 3:00 pm

Study Essentials

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to study successfully at university
  • the conventions and expectations of undergraduate study
  • where to get study help


5 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Formatting in Microsoft Word for Researchers

Learn the tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft Word to format your long documents.


6 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


7 Mar 2024 10:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 1

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


12 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Preparing for undergraduate study

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to study successfully at university
  • the conventions and expectations of undergraduate study
  • where to get study help


12 Mar 2024 12:00 pm

Research Data Management @ La Trobe

Understand the principles of research data management and your obligations at La Trobe University.


12 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

How to use online textbooks

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • recognise online textbooks in your reading lists and Library Search
  • access online text books
  • use the features of online textbooks
  • download pages, chapters or whole online textbooks to view offline (where possible)


13 Mar 2024 10:00 am

Writing with Confidence 1: Clarity and Focus

This session will look at academic writing conventions and strategies to achieve greater focus in your writing. 


13 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Fast-track your reading and note-taking

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to improve the speed, efficiency and depth of your reading
  • note-taking strategies for recording your reading and consolidating your learning


13 Mar 2024 1:00 pm

Advanced Database Searching

Learn to systematically and comprehensively search key research databases.


13 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Managing your time

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to identify the causes of your time management issues
  • strategies for time management
  • how to prioritise your time and plan your tasks


14 Mar 2024 10:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 2

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


14 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Tips for online study

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • expectations for independent study
  • how to optimise your learning
  • how to manage your time
  • how to stay engaged
  • how to maintain your wellbeing


14 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Preparing for university assessments

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what your lecturers expect from your written assessments
  • the steps involved in completing assessments
  • how to plan, structure and write your assessments
  • where to get further help


15 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Improve your Library Search skills

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to find the right resources for your assessments
  • how to get great search results
  • how to evaluate different types of resources
  • how to analyse your topic
  • search techniques for Library Search


15 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • use important features of Microsoft Word
  • format a Word document
  • find further help


18 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Open Access @LaTrobe

Learn about the benefits of Open Access Publishing and the options available through La Trobe to make your work freely available.


18 Mar 2024 4:00 pm

Using Library Databases and Google Scholar

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to get great search results
  • about databases and why we use them
  • search techniques in databases and Google Scholar


19 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Understanding Turnitin and plagiarism

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to submit work and check feedback in Turnitin
  • about similarity reports
  • university expectations around referencing
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • where to get help


19 Mar 2024 12:30 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


19 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Using evidence in your writing

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • the role of evidence in academic writing
  • how to use quotations and paraphrasing
  • the difference between in-text citations and reference lists
  • how to incorporate in-text citations in your writing
  • how to link evidence and claims in your writing


20 Mar 2024 10:00 am

Writing with Confidence 2: Critique and Analysis

This session will look and language strategies for projecting an authoritative and analytical voice in your writing. 


20 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Improve your presentation skills

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • the essentials for presenting assessments
  • how to present using different media and presentation formats; PowerPoint, Zoom, e-posters


20 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • use Word functions
  • format a Word document
  • find more help


21 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Preparing for university assessments

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what your lecturers expect from your written assessments
  • the steps involved in completing assessments
  • how to plan, structure and write your assessments
  • where to get further help


21 Mar 2024 1:00 pm

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


21 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

Finding journal articles

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • the differences between journals and magazines
  • the key parts of a journal article
  • how to find journal articles online


25 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Studying in Australia

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • academic expectations when studying in Australia
  • what Library services are available and how to access them


25 Mar 2024 12:00 pm

Learn how to reference: AGLC

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references in AGLC style
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


26 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Tips for successful group work

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • focus on the big picture
  • share the workload and harness the collective
  • agree on ways of working together
  • understand communication strategies


26 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

How to write great essays

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • how to plan, structure and write an essay
  • how to use evidence in your writing
  • where to get help


26 Mar 2024 5:00 pm

Learn how to reference: AGLC

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references in AGLC style
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


27 Mar 2024 10:00 am

Using Journal Articles as Templates for your Writing

This short workshop will show you how to use journal articles as models for your own writing. It will offer some strategies for developing clearer structure, focus and stronger discipline-specific language use.


27 Mar 2024 11:00 am

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


27 Mar 2024 11:00 am

Learn how to reference: APA

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references in APA style
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


27 Mar 2024 4:00 pm

Learn how to reference

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • what needs to be referenced and why
  • how to recognise common resources
  • how to format references
  • how to use the Academic Referencing Tool (ART)
  • how to use citation generators
  • where to get help


28 Mar 2024 11:00 am

How to write business reports

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • the key features of a business report
  • where and how to include evidence in your report writing


28 Mar 2024 2:00 pm

How to write science reports

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • the key features of a science report
  • where and how to include evidence in your report writing


28 Mar 2024 3:00 pm

Manage your references with EndNote

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • create a new desktop EndNote library
  • populate your library with references
  • attach PDFs to references
  • use EndNote's Cite-While-You-Write feature to create in-text citations, edit citations, generate a reference list and change output styles
  • create groups, smart groups and group sets
  • format a bibliography/reference list
  • save and back up an EndNote library
Please note: you should have a good understanding of referencing and how to reference before attending this workshop.


10 Apr 2024 10:00 am

How to Write a Literature Review

This workshop will look at the purpose, challenges, structures and language that inform the writing of a thesis literature review.


11 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Advanced Database Searching

Learn to systematically and comprehensively search key research databases.


15 Apr 2024 12:00 pm

Research Data Management @ La Trobe

Understand the principles of research data management and your obligations at La Trobe University.


16 Apr 2024 1:30 pm

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 1

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


17 Apr 2024 10:00 am

Writing Introductions and Conclusions

This workshop will help you to identify the features of Introduction and Conclusion chapters and provide you with some strategies for writing your own.


17 Apr 2024 10:00 am

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


18 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


23 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

DIY RAVE: Benchmarking and other metrics

Learn how to benchmark your research against other academics and fields of research.


23 Apr 2024 1:30 pm

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 2

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


24 Apr 2024 10:00 am

Writing with Style

This workshop will examine some creative and practical approaches to help you write in clear and precise language and develop more distinctive and elegant prose in your thesis.


24 Apr 2024 10:00 am

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


29 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

Open Access @LaTrobe

Learn about the benefits of Open Access Publishing and the options available through La Trobe to make your work freely available.


30 Apr 2024 12:00 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles Drop-In Session

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


1 May 2024 10:00 am

Finding your Voice in Academic Writing

This workshop will consider the issue of how to find your voice when writing as an academic. It will consider the question of what voice is, look at rhetorical and linguistic strategies for foregrounding your voice and provide an opportunity for you to consider the effectiveness of your voice in your own writing. 


1 May 2024 11:00 am

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


2 May 2024 1:00 pm

Formatting in Microsoft Word for Researchers

Learn the tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft Word to format your long documents.


6 May 2024 11:00 am

Advanced Database Searching

Learn to systematically and comprehensively search key research databases.


8 May 2024 10:00 am

Writing Thesis Abstracts

This workshop will look at what to include and what not to include in a thesis abstract and offer some quick tips, practical advice and activities to help you start on this important part of your thesis.


14 May 2024 11:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


15 May 2024 10:00 am

On Being Ruthless: Strategies and Tips for Editing your Thesis

This workshop will consider a range of ways in which you can approach the editing of your thesis. It will offer tips and strategies to help refine your writing, by examining how to improve clarity, focus, readability and precision.


15 May 2024 12:30 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!


16 May 2024 3:00 pm

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.


21 May 2024 12:00 pm

Research Data Management @ La Trobe

Understand the principles of research data management and your obligations at La Trobe University.


22 May 2024 10:00 am

Punctuation for Precision, Clarity and Style

A workshop designed to help you improve your punctuation to enhance the precision, clarity and stylistic qualities of your writing.


22 May 2024 2:00 pm

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


29 May 2024 11:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 1

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


30 May 2024 10:00 am

Open Access @LaTrobe

Learn about the benefits of Open Access Publishing and the options available through La Trobe to make your work freely available.


4 June 2024 11:00 am

Formatting in Microsoft Word for Researchers

Learn the tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft Word to format your long documents.


5 June 2024 11:30 am

Graduate Researcher Information Skills (GRIS) Part 2

Get all the information literacy and information management skills you need to complete a successful research degree.


11 June 2024 11:00 am

EndNote for Researchers

Learn the fundamentals to using EndNote for reference management.


12 June 2024 1:00 am

Systematic Searching for Systematic Reviews

Doing a systematic review? Learn the search techniques required to comprehensively search the literature.


13 June 2024 12:00 pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles Drop-In Session

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!