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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Seminar: Understanding China

The Department of Asian Studies presents a seminar by Professor Mobo Gao, Department of Asian Studies and Director, Confucius Institute. Understanding China: An Inquiry into the Production of Knowledge When:        12.10pm, Friday, 13 May 2016 Where:       Ingkarni Wardli Building, Basement, Room B20 Prof Mobo Gao seminar – 13 May 2016

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Are you resilient?

Many of you are getting your marks for your first assignments. If you find that you are disappointed in your mark, do you wallow in self-pity, or do you rise from the ashes and learn from the experience? Here are some quick tips on how to become, or remain, resilient: Focus on your positive emotions. […]

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Give reasons, not only the facts

When you write a first draft, do you find yourself writing more of a report than an argument? Are you merely explaining, when you should be supporting your argument? If so, follow this advice: Each topic sentence should be a persuasive statement, rather than a factual / explanatory one. For example, here is a factual […]

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Do I have the authority to give my opinion?

If you’ve ever wondered this question, the answer is YES. Yes, you do. It may seem strange to give your opinion in the essays you are asked to write. After all, you are most likely new to this topic, and you are also ‘just’ a first year student. You are not giving yourself enough credit. […]

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Am I explaining too much or too little? Finding the middle ground

Your main goal for most of your assignments is to answer a question, and that question is asking you to state an opinion / make an argument / take a position. While there may be a great deal of information you need to convey to answer your essay question, you are not writing a report. […]

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Geography, Environment and Population Prize Night

The Department of Geography, Environment and Population recently held a prize night on Thursday 5 May 2016. The prizes have been awarded to top students from 2015, the winners are as follows: The Allison Nitschke Memorial Prize: Ella Langford The John Lewis Prize for Geography: Ella Langford The Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management Medal: Level I Myles Fauser The […]

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7 May 2016: The Pedal Radio Man

The Department of History‘s ‘History of Science, Ideas and Technology’ Group present: Alfred Traeger: Inventor and ‘Pedal-Wireless Man’ for Outback Australia, a FREE talk. Saturday 7 May 2016 at 2pm. The remarkable Alfred Traeger, ‘electronic tinkerer’, and inventor, working with Rev. John Flynn, changed isolated Outback people’s lives by developing the pedal-powered wireless and a […]

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Myth Matters: Masterclass

Myth Matters: Werewolves, Dogmenand Biopliticsin World Literature Seminar Room 618, Napier Building 11 & 12thMay, 2 –4.30pm 18 & 19thMay, 2 –4.30pm Where do we draw the line between human and animal? What do mythical creatures, such as werewolves, reveal about our understanding of ourselves? In this four part masterclass series, Prof Arnds will expand […]

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