Academic Learning Services - Distance Support



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Welcome! Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

 

Learning advisors support learners to develop their learning, numeracy, and academic skills, as well as their language proficiency. You are welcome to book an appointment with a learning advisor at one of the campuses if you wish to attend in person. Refer to the Learning Services web page for the relevant campus on MYEIT to find out how to book an appointment. You can also receive an assignment review or study support from a learning advisor by distance.

 

 

Self-Help Study Support

The study guides offer a range of study skills, computer skills, and assignment writing advice. Student have found the following guides particularly useful:

Sentence starters and transitional words
Incorporating a citation
Developmental stages in the integration of literature
Computer Guides
APA Referencing Examples
Endnote

 

 

LEARNING ADVISOR STUDY SUPPORT

You may request study support advice from a learning advisor. A study support appointment may be by phone call or video conference call. You will be sent instructions on how to connect to a learning advisor at the scheduled time.


To request study support:

Complete a Learning Support Appointment Request form.


What does study support include?

    Study support may include discussion on
  • note taking and note making
  • paraphrasing
  • memory techniques
  • reading effectively
  • exam preparation and techniques
  • time management, study habits, and organisation
  • critical thinking
  • information/literature search
  • mathematics and numeracy
  • getting started with assignments
  • barriers to your learning and how you might address them

 

 

LEARNING ADVISOR ASSIGNMENT REVIEW

You may submit assignments to a learning advisor to receive assignment writing advice. There is a restriction on the amount of time that any student can expect to have with a learning advisor and it may be necessary to limit the number of times you can have feedback on an assignment if staff workloads are heavy.


To request an assignment review:

Complete a Learning Support Appointment Request form.
Learning advisors usually need to be booked well in advance so if you want an assignment review, please contact us early.


What does the review include?

    Review of your assignment may include advice on
    Learning advisors do not
  • how to analyse your assignment tasks
  • working together on your computer and research skills
  • grammar/punctuation/spelling
  • assignment structure
  • paragraph structure
  • flow of ideas
  • referencing
  • paraphrasing
  • assignment formatting
  • writing style
  • write parts of your assignment for you
  • act as your proof-reader
  • cover every aspect of your assignment that needs addressing
  • teach course content
  • assess or pre-mark your work

Learning advisors are here to help you succeed but ultimately, your
assignment is your work and your responsibility.

 

 

Post Graduate Distance Students

Many EIT distance students are also post graduate students. Study guides that outline the expectations of post graduate learning and which are particularly helpful for post graduate students can be found here.

 

 

ACADEMIC LEARNING SERVICES TEAM

 


Adam Smith

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 830 1067
Email: asmith@eit.ac.nz

 

 


Erena Fussell

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 830 1209
Email: efussell@eit.ac.nz

 

 


Gidi Avni

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 830 1784
Email: gavni@eit.ac.nz

 

Heather Brown

 


Heather Brown

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 830 1034
Email: hbrown@eit.ac.nz

 


Marcia Hengst Anderson

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 80 1079
Email: mhengstanderson@eit.ac.nz

Yvonne Rowan

 


Yvonne Rowan (On leave - returning in January 2023)

Information & Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 830 1197
Email: yrowan@eit.ac.nz

 

HAWKES BAY CAMPUS LIBRARY

Twist Library
501 Gloucester Street
Taradale, Napier 4112

Phone. (06) 830 1045
Email. twist@eit.ac.nz

 

TAIRĀWHITI CAMPUS LIBRARY

Tairāwhiti Library
290 Palmerston Road
Gisborne, 4010

Phone. (06) 869 0835
Email. Library1@eit.ac.nz

 

AUCKLAND CAMPUS

Floor 6 (Reception)
238 Queen Street
Auckland CBD 1010

Phone. (09) 300 7410
Email. aucklandeit@eit.ac.nz

 

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