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Added Value in Collaboration

By Wei Wei, David DeBrot & Matthew Cowan The LSU offers an array of services for our students which include workshops and one-on-one consultations to support them with academic language and learning support for their degree programs. But one service in particular that we provide has become probably the most successful in terms of numbers […]

A Comparison of Learning Strategies

Study by Carol Witney & Wei Wei Infographic By Wei Wei The infographic below is of an investigation into the learning strategies employed by two groups of students at our university. The primary research question was, What underlying variable(s) can explain the academic performance between Student Learning Advice Mentors (SLAMs) and Students At Risk (SARs)? And, more […]

An insight into Nguyen Bao Nhu Quynh

Nguyễn Bảo Như Quỳnh was in the top 2% of graduates in 2012 from RMIT University (worldwide), earning a Bachelor of Professional Communication with Distinction from the Saigon campus. She transitioned directly from her internship as a Junior Copywriter at DDB Vietnam into a full-time role as Copywriter, and has now been working full-time for […]

Dream bigger – advice for students

By Ly Nguyen Phuc, Bachelor of Commerce student Phuc is a first-semester Bachelor of Commerce student and a RMIT University Vietnam scholarship recipient. Rather than just focusing on grades and ‘perfect’ academic results, I believe it is much better if you study because you have a strong passion for what you like and an urge to […]

Games in the Classroom – pro or con?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has lived and taught in Asia for over a dozen years and is currently teaching in Vietnam. He has a Master’s Degree in TEFL and is especially interested in theories of learning. One of the first workshops I attended in language teaching could easily have been called “Language Teaching Through […]

Effort does matter, and effort needs fuel

By David DeBrot, LSU Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem. I saw this Latin phrase written on the wall of a colleague’s office this week and it so tidily summed up experiences that occurred just minutes and days before I’d seen it. The phrase means ‘Being better than the worst is not goodness’. In other words, putting forth effort to […]

What does ‘good English communication’ mean?

RMIT Vietnam staff Matt (LSU) and Loc (Library and Learning Commons) – English communication in action! By Pham Nguyen Hoang Dy, LSU English has rapidly become an essential language in South East Asia. In occupational areas, many workplaces now require English communicative abilities. The better command of English one has, the more likely that he […]

Seven things I wish I knew at uni

By Sam Graham, LSU Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention. Actually, not too few. Seven, to be precise. Seven things that I wish I could go back in time and tell my 18 year old self about how to do better at uni. Study stuff 1.       Start with Wikipedia […]

Improve your questioning skills – Part 2

By Truong Thuy Van, LSU This is the second in Van’s series on how to improve your questioning skills – and your learning. Click here for the first 2 tips in this series. Tip no. 3: Ask questions you think might be in exams In the last lesson of our classes, we often ask teachers […]

Improve your questioning skills – Part 1

In order to keep our posts a little easier to read and more digestible, we’re splitting up our longer form posts into two parts. This week, Van focuses on how students can improve their ability to question, and therefore, to learn. By Truong Thuy Van, LSU I imagined that if I raised my hand and […]

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