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Information Research & Learning Skills

This guide has been developed to support students studying towards Foundation Program

Learning and Research Skills

Learning and Research Skills:

 

Learning and Research  Skills are the core skills and attributes that tertiary students need to acquire to succeed in their academic work. Do you know all the learning and research skills that you need? Have a look at the list below:

Learning Skills

  • Managing time                                      
  • Problem solving
  • Reading strategies                               
  • Oral communication and presentation 
  • Essay, reports, and thesis 
  • Referencing and paraphrasing         
  • Writing for research projects
  • Effective listening and note taking
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Academic English                  
  • Exam preparation
  • Study methods

Learning Skills Adviser are now consulted in Building F 1st Floor, Room F1.26                

Research Skills

  • How and where to start your topic
  • Effective use of databases and internet
  • Finding evaluating and incorporating the information
  • Use the library's collection
  • Organize information
  • Apply the information to answer the research question
  • Communicate their knowledge

 Consult with the librarians in the library for your assignment

 Support regarding Research Skills is offered to students  according to the list below:

Drop-in Sessions 10-15 minutes        

Longer individual consultation to 60 minutes      

Classes 

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       No Appointment needed

  • Meet briefly with the Librarian to discuss the assignment or academic skills needs
  • Librarians operate from 08:00 - 17:00 for drop-in sessions  throughout the year
  • Monday - Friday 

  

    By appointment for:

  • Students referred by the Faculty
  • In special cases  - requests by  the individual  student
  • The possibility of small study groups

An arrangement with the lecturer  and the  Librarian

  • As per arrangement with academics
  • Small group requests

 

Information Research and Learning Skills Support contact details

 

2. Postgraduate & Research Librarian

Linda Mbonambi

Tel: 011-950 4032

E-mail: lmbonambi@iiemsa.co.za

 

3. Campus Librarian

Rumbidzai Mambo

Tel: 011-950 4152

E-mail: RMambo@iiemsa.co.za