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Monash Learning Links – A list of useful resources for study

Monash Handbook for Doctoral Degrees
http://www.mrgs.monash.edu.au/research/doctoral/index.html

Monash Postgraduate Association – seminars and social events, resources and advice
http://mpa.monash.edu.au/new-to-monash/international.html

Language and Learning Online - resources for writing, reading and note taking, grammar, spoken presentations
http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/

‘QuickRef’ Study Skills Handouts
Quick help

Learning Support for HDR Students (especially in qualitative research): Set up for Success; Design your Project; Build Thinking and Writing Skills; Develop Oral communication skills; Write the Thesis
Learning Support for HDR Students

For some types of writing in medicine
http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/medicine/index.xml

Information seeking skills and tools
Library online tutorials

The 7 principal citation styles
Citing and referencing: how to acknowledge your sources

For practising English in your spare time
Vacation English 

The expert series
http://www.mrgs.monash.edu/seminars/expertcategories.html

Podcasts of the expert series
http://www.mrgs.monash.edu.au/seminars/podcasta-zlist.html

Useful books

Creating effective conference abstracts and posters in biomedicine : 500 tips for success,
Jane Fraser Louise Fuller Georgina Hutber, 2009

Writing for publication in nursing,
Marilyn H. Oermann Judith C Hays, 2nd ed. 2010.

Writing a Biomedical research paper: A guide to structure and style.
Brian Stephen Budgell 2009. 

How to write a lot
Paul Silvia 2007  Caulfield Library General Collection  (808.042 S587H 2007 ), Gippsland Library (808.042 S587H 2007 )

A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science,
Peter J. Feibelman, 2011

Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School,
Adam Ruben, Broadway Books, NY, 2010

Scientific Writing for Graduate Students.
F. P. Woodford. Bethesda, MD: Council of Biology Editors, 1968

Scientific Style and Format.
Council of Biology Editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994

"The science of scientific writing."
George Gopen and Judith Swann. The American Scientist, Vol. 78, Nov.-Dec. 1990. Pp 550-558

"What's right about scientific writing."
Alan Gross and Joseph Harmon. The Scientist, Dec. 6 1999. Pp. 20-21

"A Quick Fix for Figure Legends and Table Headings." Donald Kroodsma. The Auk, 117 (4): 1081-1083, 2000

Other Useful Sites

Resources for research writing
https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/online-resources

Using Powerpoint
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/ppoint.html

Designing scientific posters
http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm

Discussion skills
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/disc.html

Spoken academic English
http://micase.elicorpora.info/esl-self-study-activities

Some ways of taking notes
http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level4.asp?UserType=11&Level4=3924

How to use lecturer feedback on your written work
http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level4.asp?UserType=11&level4=3961

It’s a thesis not a nobel prize
http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/research/uow016364.pdf

Elsevier site: Reviewing statistics
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/reviewershome.reviewers/rupdate_issue9d?utm_source=ESJ001&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&bid=SLQY15F:KPZN15F

Critical Appraisal tools
http://www.unisa.edu.au/cahe/Resources/CAT/default.asp

Thesis Writing
Help with the thesis-writing process
http://thethesiswhisperer.wordpress.com/

ProQuest dissertations and theses
http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/databases/2040742.html

Theses Online
http://adt.caul.edu.au/

How to Write a PhD Thesis (Physics)
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/thesis.html#start

Some general thesis-writing advice
http://www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes/

First thoughts to finished writing
http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/linkto/phdwriting/

Quick guide for the beginning science PhD student
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/thesis.html#start

Thesis-writing in the social sciences
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/supportunits/pgresources.html

Annotated bibliography
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/annotated_bib.html

Writing a literature review
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/litrev.html

Writing a research proposal
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/thesis.html

Revision of scientific report writing
http://www.usyd.edu.au/learningcentre/wrise/

Designing Posters
http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign
http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/poster/template.cfm
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/NewSite/index.html
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/

Academic Writing and Using Sources

Curtin Lib referencing (all styles)
http://library.curtin.edu.au/research_and_information_skills/referencing/index.html

APA
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/ref_apa.html

Harvard
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/ref.html

Plagiarism : Problems and solutions
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism/how.html

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QuotingSources.html

Useful academic expressions
http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/introductions.htm

Academic Writing and Grammar
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fragments.html

Using ‘reporting verbs' and transition words in your writing
http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/Resources/la/QuickClicks%20Repository/LC_worksheet_linking%20words.pdf

More on reporting verbs
http://www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/academic_skills/referencing/reporting_verbs/

http://www.gcal.ac.uk/student/coursework/writing/reporting.html

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/learning_english/activities/aez/resources/reporting_verbs/sample1/

Comprehensive guide to comma use:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/02/

Grammar
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/601/01/

Check how to use a words/s with the Virtual Language Centre concordancer
http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/

Using dependent and independent clauses
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/598/1

Grammar quizzes
http://a4esl.org/a/g.html

Common errors in English (for the pedants)
http://www.wsu.edu/%7Ebrians/errors/

Speaking and Pronunciation

Listening to Australian English
http://australianetwork.com/livingenglish/stories/le_ep01.htm

BBC British English Learning site  - pronunciation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/

Based on classic Pronunciation text
http://www.shiporsheep.com/

ELSSA, UTS Pronunciation Resources
http://www.elssa.uts.edu.au/resources/pronunciation/index.html

Different world accents
http://www.eviews.net/english-lessons/

Listen to current (general public) health topics (American English)
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/health/

Pronouncing dictionary (British English)
http://www.howjsay.com/
Thefreedictionary
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

Listening to the Australian accent
http://clas.mq.edu.au/voices/australian-accent
http://clas.mq.edu.au/australian-voices/audio-illustrations
http://clas.mq.edu.au/australian-voices/australian-accent


Australian slang and regionalisms
www.abc.net.au/wordmap/default.htm
www.anu.edu.au/ANDC/res/aus_words/aewords/index.php

A quick tour of Aussie culture:
http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/socialrules.htm

BBC audio program: Talk about English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/webcast/tae_betterspeaking_archive.shtml

Clinical interactions
http://online.ames.edu.au/coursedemo/EHP-D-DEMO/index.html

See demo models in:
http://www.aachonline.org/?page=doccom
http://clas.mq.edu.au/australian-voices/audio-illustrations
http://clas.mq.edu.au/australian-voices/australian-accent


Clinical Conversations in English
http://www.bmhlinguistics.org/joomla2/clinical-conversations-in-english

Health Issues centre: see link on right hand menu:

Jargon Busters
http://www.healthissuescentre.org.au/participate/

Advice for Patients
http://www.sensiblehealthadvice.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Smart-Health-Choices.pdf

IELTS Preparation

An Australian one
http://international.holmesglen.vic.edu.au/IELTS01.htm

An American one
http://www.testpreppractice.net/IELTS/Free-Online-IELTS-Practice-Tests.aspx

Test-taking hints
http://www.askynz.com/ielts/preparation.htm

Check out the sites at the bottom of this page:
http://www.speakoz.com/english-directory/ieltspreparation.html

IELTS Exams
http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/index.php

General

Guide to Studying and living in Australia
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/

Comprehension
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/6-qs-about-the-news/

A range of programs for different learner levels:
http://australianetwork.com/learningenglish/

BBC British English Learning site (includes current affairs)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/