THE YEAR 10 ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

The Arthur Holt Library played an important role in the Year 10 Academic Conference that took place this week.

Ms Courtenay shared her advanced research techniques with the boys. Including how to:

  • systematically approach the questions posed by their assessment tasks
  • cast a broader net in terms of the resources they access - these could include books, journals, databases and other online options.
  • tactically undertake resource evaluation, search-precision and reference organisation.

We are always pleased to see the boys sharing ideas and participating in group discussion, and the students who elected to take this workshop did not disappoint.

Simultaneously, Miss Mileto, Mr Esterman and Mrs Heanley delivered a compulsory workshop call All My Own Work, which gives vital and timely instruction to students about academic honesty expectations as they embark on their senior years at Trinity. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) both require that students demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes collusion, plagiarism, and copyright infringement before they commenceme the HSC and DP. The Library team seek to address this requirement by providing a comprehensive online programme via Canvas, complemented by this interactive workshop that reintroduces students the staff and services offered by the Arthur Holt Library, and provides guidance into how they can extend their access to resources beyond our collections.

Amy Luchetti | Library Services Specialist