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Sunway JB Library & Learning Commons: Learning Support

The Library & Learning Commons is committed towards supporting the college's learning community by providing high quality collections and services to staff and students.

Learning Support

What is Learning Support?

Learning Support aims to develop and enhance students’ learning skills so that they can adapt to college learning.

The range of services include:

  • Note-taking
  • Research assistance
  • Referencing and citation
  • Learning skills advice
  • General computing skills assistance
  • Online learning


Who needs Learning Support service?

Students from all programmes who want to excel in their academic performance.


Why do you need Learning Support service?

  • To improve learning skills.
  • For assistance with general computing skills to complete assignments.
  • To understand plagiarism and learn the proper way of referencing and citation.
  • For help with information search, academic resources, etc., required for assignments. 


How can Learning Support help you?

  • Provide one to one or small group consultation
  • Conduct value-added workshops to support and enhance college learning
  • Work with English language facilitators to promote English learning in college


Where can I find Learning Support?

First floor of Library & Learning Commons

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group Workshop (ECG)

English Conversation Group Workshop (ECG) is organised by the Library to help students with their speaking skills. It is a 30-minute workshop designed to help students with their speaking proficiency of the English Language. The Library organises these workshops for students to enable them to improve their speaking skills in their pronunciation, grammar and general speaking skills. The topics that are discussed during the session are common everyday life topics such as books, a childhood memory, a historical place, holiday, a practical skill, festival, food, household appliances, sports, family and many other common topics. During the session, students are given a topic that they would have to discuss with their friends and the facilitator. 


How can students benefit from ECG workshops?

There are many benefits to be gained from the ECG workshops. Some of the benefits that students can gain from this workshop is that:

  • They are able to use the time allocated to them during the session to further practice and improve their speaking skills. 
  • They are able to learn new vocabulary used in everyday conversation and to be able to learn the correct sentence structure of phrases being pronounced and spoken in a grammatical order or sentence.
  • They can also benefit from the session by brainstorming for ideas with their peers with the help of facilitator on many different topics and current issues.

Academic Writing

What is academic writing?

The Macmillan Dictionary describes academic writing as a formal and factual style of writing that is used for essays, research papers and other academic texts.    

Reference
 ‘Academic writing’ 2009, Macmillan dictionary, viewed 27 November 2018, <https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/ british/academic-writing>.

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