Welcome to the Academic Learning Centre's semester 2 timetable and booking information.
We offer individual or small group support in your modules through Zoom and MSTeams. Most of the sessions give you the chance to talk to a lecturer 1 - to - 1 to ask them your questions and get advice on how best to prepare for your assessments. It's like free grinds!!
This semester we will have support sessions running in Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Mechanics/Thermofluids, Writing and Assessments, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting and Economics.
If you've any questions about the support we offer or about booking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 semester 2. There are more than 30 appointments available per week starting from 1st Febrary. 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 email@example.com
Are you concerned about a Physics module you have this semester? Feel behind because you didn't do learning cert Physics?
Physics support will be provided by Tom Bonner starting from 1st Febraruy. Tom will is meeting students 1 to 1 through MSTeams.
Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
If you've any hassle booking just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you sorted.
Are you concerned about a Mechanics or Thermofluids module you have this semester? David Hodge will be offering support to students online throughout the Semester.
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? Starting from 1st February Martin O' Sullivan and Nelius Flynn are meeting students 1 - to -1 online to help them out with their accounting modules. 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: email@example.com.
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? Trudie Murray and Brenda Lynch are meeting students for 1- to - 1 appointments for Economics.
If you'd like help with Micro or Macro Economics please book in with Trudie.
If you'd like help with Economics Data and analysis please book in with Brenda.
If you have any questions about the support or how to book please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
From 1st Febrary 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 Deirdre Dunlea.
If you have any questions why not email us: email@example.com.
In addition our lecturers have recommended the following resources to get you started with your study:
Recommended Extra Resources
Academic Success Coaching
Academic Success Coaches are available for the duration of Semester 2 to chat with you either online or over the phone. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
If you would particularly like to work with a lecturer you know is familiar with NMCI material you might like to know that the following lecturers are available for 1-to-1 support.
Taghd Creedon is available for Maths support Mondays 1 - 2. This is bookable through the Maths online module on Canvas.
David Hodge is providing Mechanics support and can be booked through the form with the other modules.
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 semester 2 Dr Sheila Walsh and Dr Marian Hurley are 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 have this semester? Feeling behind because you didn't do Leaving Cert Chemistry? Brendan O'Keefe is providing online chemistry support in semester 2.
Iff you have any questiona about this support email us on firstname.lastname@example.org