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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 […]

Student mentoring – A mentor’s perspective

By Truong My Duyen, Professional Communication student at RMIT University Vietnam Truong My Duyen is in her final semester of the Professional Communication program, and served as a mentor in SLAMs for Communication for four semesters. SLAMs (Student Learning Advice Mentors) – RMIT Vietnam’s premier peer-mentoring program, is now in its eighth semester of operation […]

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 […]

Teamwork Asian style

By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 01/02/2013. I have never believed that the idea of “teamwork” can work in the Asian context. I can still vaguely remember the first time I did teamwork with 3 colleagues from Asia in the student common room of the School […]

Facebook and learning

By David DeBrot, LSU This is David’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 04/01/2013. Social media tools such as Facebook are used in advertising, marketing and commerce. But could it also help you with your studies? I think it may. ‘Social media’ is a bit of a misnomer as it seems to conflate being […]

It is OK to be confused

By Sam Graham, LSU This is Sam’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 7/12/2012. University can be a scary place. There are constant deadlines and never any time to rest and apply what you have already learned. Each class brings new subject material or a new assignment, always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. New ideas […]

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