5 ways to get free assignment help for UWA students

We’ve all been there, the due date on that assignment is getting closer, and you’re still staring at a blank page. There’s no need to suffer the existential dread of looming deadlines on your own. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help if you’re struggling with a project, or even just trying to understand a certain concept. Instead try one of these 5 free ways to get some help with your assignments.

Form a Study Group

One of the most obvious ways to get some free help on your assignment is to form a study group with your class mates. Now days, with apps like Socratic, or online communities like Cramster, you can even study together from the comfort of your bedroom (no need to hang out in the library for your whole Saturday afternoon.) Having the additional perspective and input of your peers can help you see things you might have otherwise missed, and they can serve as a second pair of eyes for editing too. 

Ask an expert online

Sometimes you need help from someone who’s a full bottle on your topic. Luckily there are plenty of services that let you ask an expert for help online, so you don’t even have to close that word document. Websites such as Quora, Fluther and Stack Exchange all provide a great place to get both general and specific advice about any topic, but there are also websites specific to academic studies, like PrestoExperts, where you can submit your question to experts trained in a particular field like law or medicine.

Sign up for some On-Campus Tutoring or get a Mentor

On-Campus tutoring or mentoring are some great ways to get additional help and guidance on your assignments from your peers or professors. Joining a tutoring group or finding a mentor in your area of study can offer help across all your studies, not just one particular class or assignment. While on-campus tutoring or mentoring might be a little more formal in structure and expectations than an informal study group, you still reap a lot of the benefits of social learning.

Check out example assignments for inspiration

A little bit of extra inspiration can go a long what when you’re writing a paper or putting the finishing touches on a critique. There are plenty of websites, like academia.edu, where people post their essays and assignments for others to read over and draw from. There are also organizations and groups dedicated to providing sample essays on a wide range of topics. Just remember to paraphrase, not plagiarize, and avoid the use of “write my paper for me” services.

Ask your librarian for help

Many public and academic libraries now offer an online homework help or ask a librarian service. These platforms let you speak directly with a librarian, in real-time, to get direction and assistance on your assignment. A librarian can not only direct you to the best places for your research, they can also answer your referencing questions, something that will definitely come in handy once you finish writing everything down.

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The Online Route to a Business Degree

Business is the backbone of an economy and a business degree is a coveted educational qualification in today’s work environment. A business degree is popular with employers and students alike as businesses look for effective managerial and administrative talent and students seek career prospects in the corporate job market. A business degree opens a variety of career paths in domains such as business analysis, marketing, human resources and finance. Entrepreneurship is also an attractive option for the trained business professional.

Acquiring a business degree is no longer about spending time in the rarefied atmosphere of a college campus. There is a growing clamor for a common meeting ground between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and for an education that makes the learner corporate-ready. Online learning or e-learning serves the purpose perfectly.

Online learning is handy as it allows the aspiring corporate honcho to acquire the necessary managerial knowledge and expertise without divorcing himself from the work environment. It is flexible as it enables the learner to plan his study schedule on the basis of professional and family commitments, and not be constrained by geographical and time limitations. An online course is also more affordable, if not totally free, compared to a conventional course. Moreover, online learning is a fun-filled and enriching experience as it relies extensively on the audio-visual and internet mediums.

A business course equips a future business manager or an owner with essential leadership qualities, strategic planning, financial management and marketing skills. Leadership is the ability to motivate people to achieve a common goal, while strategic planning defines the company’s strategy and direction. Marketing hinges on the capacity to analyze the competition and industry trends and formulate an effective marketing strategy, while financial management pertains to the management of income and expenditure.

Online learning has gained in popularity due to the decision of universities to jump onto the online bandwagon through the massive open online course (MOOC) route. Students can choose between long-term degree and diploma programs as well as short-term courses.

Some of the leading online learning platforms are the following:

MIT Open Courseware

MIT has made its course resources available for wide consumption, Some of MIT’s courses such as ‘Early State Capital’ and ‘The Software Business’ are specially suited for the budding entrepreneur.

EdX

EdX also has a plethora of business courses and offers individual subjects such as “Financial Analysis and Decision Making” and “Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?”

Coursera

Coursera is also known for its versatile offerings in the field of business and financial management. It has niche courses such as ‘Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace’ as well.

There are also country-specific websites, which are a treasure-trove of information on business courses in a particular country.

The online space is the gateway to world of educational opportunities. If you are not online, you are simply out of line or out of sync with the new, emerging world of business studies.

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Effective oral and written communication tips for UWA research students

No one understands better than researchers that the ability to convey an idea effectively is as important as the idea itself.While scholars are well-trained in research methodologies and analytical skills, they generallydo not receive any formal, specialized training in communication. Effective communication is a skill that can be acquired with practice over time. But an important question is, how many researchers have the time required for mastering communication skills?

According to this study, oral and written communication will top the list of skills that employers will look for in candidates applying for high-growth occupations in the future. Since these skills can be only mastered with practice over time, research students are generally advised to at least follow these basic principles to put forth ideas better:

  1. Interact with different people

The advantage in meeting people from other departments or universities is that you are exposed to a wide range of ideas and outlooks. These interactions not only improve your social circle but also broaden your perspective on various issues. Many of these people may help you learn ways to express yourself and share stories about how they managed to overcome their communication challenges.

  1. Learn to listen

Every communication expert will tell you that listening is the key to effective communication. The effectiveness of a message depends on the audience/receiver. The process of communication is essentially the movement of ideas and information from the sender to the receiver on an appropriate medium and then receiving a feedback. When the listening part of the processis weak or non-existent, the communication process falls apart. Good listeners are attentive and engaged.

  1. Body language

According to research conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, there is a7-38-55 percent rule for effective communication. The studyclaims that only 7 percent of communication is based on the actual words used by the sender, 38 percent comes from tone of voice and the last 55 percentdepends on the sender’sbody language. It may come as surprise to some people, but body language goes in sync with interpersonal skills. Postures, gesture, eye contact and facial expressions can either make the receiver feel at easy or uncomfortable.

  1. Organise ideas

Before you start writing a paper, we recommend you don’t try a “write my paper” service. Try to put down the main points of your paper in a rough draft. It will serve two purposes – first, it will ensure that you don’t miss any point or perspective and second, it will help you control the arrangement of your arguments. However, to put your ideas in good writing, you also need to read a lot. A library membership may be useful for books relevant to your subject.

  1. Brevity of content

Brevity is the soul of wit, but even if your message is of more forma nature, you want to keep it crisp and interesting. Especially in the field of research, it is crucial to keep the message concise and clear. Brevity in content suggests that the researcher respects the reader/listener’s time and attention. The receiver is likely to pay more attention to the message if it isn’t too verbose or filled with unnecessary jargons.

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