The summer programme kicks off on 19th July.
Booking for most of the sessions is now open and we will be updating this over the next few days. If you are considering taking advantage of the free support that is on offer you have a few options:
- Register for the summer programme to get updates on workshops, supports etc that are most relevant to you.
- Book your 1-to-1 appointment to meet an experienced lecturer. These are basically like free online grinds. These are available in Mechanics and Thermofluids, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting, Writing and Computing. For details of times/days etc. have a look at the drop down menus below.
- For Info on Maths booking go here.
- Sign up for workshops run by experts from coaching, writing skills, study skills and the library. Booking links below under 'workshops'.
If you've any questions about the support we offer or about booking please email us at MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie .
While one to one supports related to specific modules are really important it is also important to consider your overall approach to study and assessments. Over the course of the four week summer programme we are delighted to be joined by experts from different areas including coaching, study skills, writing skills and the MTU library.
Week 1 (19th - 22nd July)
Monday, 12.00 : Setting goals and motivation Book here
Tuesday, 12.00 : Write with style! Academic writing style for assignments Book here
Wednesday, 12.00 : Managing assessments Book here
Thursday, 12.00 : Technical and scientific writing: style, tone and layout Book here
Thursday, 2 pm : Making the most of the library resources for revision Book here
Week 2 (26th - 29th July)
Monday, 12.00 : Study planning and time management Book here
Tuesday, 12.00 : Write with clarity! Organising your written assignments Book here
Wednesday, 12.00 : Getting started with assignments: know your task brief, make a plan! Book here
Thursday, 12.00 : Technical and scientific writing: structure and coherence Book here
Week 3 (2nd - 5th August)
Tuesday, 12.00 : Introduction to Harvard referencing for assignments Book here
Wednesday, 12.00 : Writing for assignments I: From plan to draft Book here
Thursday, 2 pm : Technical and scientific writing: making the most of graphs and figures Book here
Thursday, 3 pm : Coached study Book here
Week 4 (9th - 12th August)
Monday, 12.00 : Maintaining momentum
Tuesday, 12.00 : Write now! Proofreading, editing and finalising for submission
Wednesday, 12.00 : Writing for assignments II: draft to submission!
Thursday, 12.00 : Technical and scientific writing: drop-in session book here
Maths & Stats
Are you concerned about a Maths or Statistics module you have this semester? Experienced Maths lecturers are available for 1-to -1 Maths appointments through zoom throughout the summer programme (19th July - 13th August). Please log on to Maths online to see the most up to date resources and to book a 1 - to - 1 video call. Find out how to add it to your Canvas dashboard by clicking here.
Have you heard about CIT Maths Online on Canvas? It's full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year.
If you have any other question about our remote Maths and Stats supports email us at MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie
Are you concerned about a Physics module you are repeating? Feel behind because you didn't do learning cert Physics?
Physics support is provided by Tom Bonner. Tom is meeting students 1 to 1 through MSTeams between 19th July and 13th August. Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.
Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
If you've any hassle booking just contact us on MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie and we'll get you sorted.
Are you concerned about a Mechanics or Thermofluids module you are sitting in August? David Hodge will be offering support to students online throughout the summer programme (19th July - 13th August).
If you'd like to know more about this support please feel free to email David at David.Hodge@cit.ie
Are you concerned about an Accounting module you have this semester? Nelius Flynn are meeting students 1 - to -1 online to help them out with their accounting modules between 19th July and 13th August.
Wednesdays: 10 - 12 and 2 - 4 p.m.
If you'd prefer to get support together with some of your friends you can book in and just add their email addresses to the comment on the booking.
If you'd like to ask us anything about this support don't hesitate to email us on: MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie .
Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.
As well as offering live online support our lecturers have recommended the following resources which might be helpful.
Websites for Accounting at all levels:
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
- The Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Accounting Technicians Ireland
Financial Accounting Resources; Ebooks
- Frank Wood & Alan Sangster 2005, Business Accounting 1, Tenth Ed., 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,19,24,25,26,27,28 and 29, Pearson Education Limited London [ISBN: ISBN: 0-273-68149-4]
- ACCT6014 Accounting & Cost Accounting
- J R Dyson 2001, Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273646834]
Advanced Financial Accounting Resources
- Alan Melville, International Financial Reporting A Practical Guide, Ebook
- IASB website: website http://www.iasb.org
Are you concerned about an Economics module you have this semester? Brenda Lynch will be meeting students for 1- to - 1 appointments for Economics between 19th July and 13th August.
Thursdays 4 - 5 pm.
Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.
If you have any questions about the support or how to book please email us on MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie.
Meanwhile our lecturers have provided the following advice to help you with your study:
Before searching for more resources online make sure to check what your lecturer has posted or recommended on Canvas.
If you would still like some more information have a look at the library's subject guide for economics . This displays books, e-resources, exam papers and additional support for economics and would be very useful for you.
Other good online resources include
- Tutor2u: https://www.tutor2u.net/economics
- Economics Network : https://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk
- The CSO and ESRI websites are useful
Computer Science - Programming, OOP and Networking
We are offering 1-to-1 support through zoom for Fundamentals of Programming, OOP and Networking. The supports will be run by Urja Pawar and will operate between 19th July and 13th August.
Mondays 4 - 5 p.m.
Tuesdays 3 - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays 4 - 5 p.m.
Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.
If you have any questions why not email us: MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie .
In addition our lecturers have recommended the following resources to get you started with your study:
Recommended Extra Resources
Academic Success Coaching
Academic Success Coaching partners with you to:
- build on your experiences of learning to reach your potential.
- develop strategies and skills to improve your academic performance.
- identify your academic goals and challenges.
Our sessions with students often involve:
- Self-awareness - facilitating conversations so you can identify your goals, motivation, strengths and purpose
- Time-management techniques - how to balance study with other responsibilities such as work, sporting commitments etc.
- Study strategies and skills - how to study effectively and take useful notes
- Exploring organisational skills
- General moral support and reassurance
- Identifying and linking you to other useful CIT resources and/or supports
Academic Success Coaching is free and open to all students… so it is for you!
BOOK A SESSION
How do I make an appointment?
You can book a phone or online coaching session with by clicking the below links.
If you are a student of the Faculty of Engineering and Science or NMCI please click: Joe's Booking Link
If you have any issues accessing these links or cannot find a time that suits please email email@example.com
Prepare for your session
While there’s no specific preparation needed for your 1st session, it would be helpful if you gave some thought to the way you are currently approaching your college work, and to be prepared to share some of your thinking with the coach.
In between sessions, you may decide to practise some of the skills and strategies discussed in the session, making a conscious effort to tweak what you had been doing and experiment with some new strategies and techniques. Sessions can last between 30 - 60 minutes.
Now that we are providing all of our supports online NMCI studdents can avail of all the same supports as students based in the Bishopstown Campus. Have a look at the subjects available to other students and just book in!
Writing Skills for College
Creating a good assessment or assignment doesn't have to mean using very formal and complex writing, but it should involve well-structured, clear and relevant writing in the appropriate format for the task you are assigned. During the summer programme Dr Marian Hurley is running booked 1 - to - 1 sessions to cover aspects of academic writing which frequently cause difficulties for students and challenges which are specific to this year's online assessments at CIT.
Tuesdays 2.30 - 5 pm
Wednesdays 3.30 - 5 pm
Free and open to all MTU Cork students, Writing and Assessment Support at the Academic Learning Centre works with you to develop effective strategies you can apply to your specific writing tasks and needs. In a meeting with a writing tutor, you set the agenda, and can let us know which aspects of your writing you would like to discuss.
Some of the stages of the writing process that you may like to speak to us about include, but are not limited to:
· Task/brief analysis;
· Research, referencing and referencing tools;
· Integration of evidence through paraphrase or summary;
· Text structure;
· Coherence, text progression and flow;
· Strong introductions and conclusions;
· Conventions of writing in your field or discipline
[Our focus is on the key skills for writing at university, but also on partnering with you to develop transferable skills and competences you can use beyond your studies in your professional life.]
Bookings for our 30 minute meeting slots are open now and can be made through our booking calendars here. We look forward to working with you!
If you have a questions please email us on MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie .
In the meantime have a look at these resources to get you started on different aspects of developing your academic writing skills:
- A link to an online guide on preparing for online open book assessments: https://www.trentu.ca/academicskills/how-guides/how-study/prepare-and-write-exams/preparing-online-open-book-exam
- A short pdf introduction to paraphrasing: https://library.soton.ac.uk/ld.php?content_id=31722326
- Grammar and vocabulary resource: explanations, examples and links to practice exercises on general aspects of English grammar and punctuation: https://englishstudypage.com/
- Useful terms and sentence structures for academic writing: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/
- A video guide (under 5 mins) on academic report writing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hNC_me9aVM
A guide to critical thinking: https://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/critical-thinking
Concerned about a Chemistry module you are repeating? Feeling behind because you didn't do Leaving Cert Chemistry? Brendan O'Keefe is providing online chemistry support between 19th July and 13th August.
Mondays 5 - 6 pm
Wednesdays 1 - 2 pm
Iff you have any questions about this support email us on MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie