Articulating a Question Perhaps the most significant feature of research is the identification and articulation of a passionate and worthwhile question. Pacifica’s commitment to counseling and depth psychology makes special demands of students: The Institute assumes that students’ research questions will grow out of important domains of their private and professional lives. Students are required […]

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The research paper There will come a time in most students’ careers when they are assigned a research paper. Such an assignment often creates a great deal of unneeded anxiety in the student, which may result in procrastination and a feeling of confusion and inadequacy. This anxiety frequently stems from the fact that many students […]

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What is referencing? Whenever you write an assignment at university, you will probably be expected to use information from different sources to support and develop your thinking. Referencing is a standard practice used in academic writing to show your reader which ideas you have gathered from other sources and where those ideas came from.   […]

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Engineering services are vital to Australia’s economic prosperity and its social well-being. The benefits flowing to Australians from the success of the nation’s mining and other wealth generating activities are underpinned by the significant contribution made to the establishment and operation of these industries by highly skilled engineering professionals. Similarly the design and delivery of […]

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Dissertations are an important part of scientific research. They represent the researcher and the university as well as their scientific and research-oriented capabilities. It is necessary that the processes and operating procedures related to dissertations are transparent, support high-quality research, and maintain the criteria of scientific research. Common and clear procedures also enhance the legal […]

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Base aspects of writing If you find yourself wishing your students would write more thoughtful papers or think more deeply about the issues in your course, this handout may help you. At the Writing Center, we work one-on-one with thousands of student writers and find that giving them targeted writing tasks or exercises encourages them […]

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