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Believe it or Not! Critical Thinking & Communication

A research session with a wiz Bond Librarian who will show you the tools to find research for your CORE11-001 essay or other reports and essays... and you gain Beyond Bond points!


What is Believe it or Not?

45 minute appointment"Is it reasonable to believe ..." kickstarts the question for the Core 1 Critical Thinking & Communication essay. As an undergraduate student, this is your opportunity to have a faculty librarian help navigate you to our academic evidence-based articles - a valuable skill in finding and evaluating reliable information to support your argument points in your essay. Get started by booking an appointment with a Bond Librarian.

Be sure to choose the 45 minute session.                                                                            Book an appointment

Book a Believe it or not! research session

In this 45 minute session you will:

  • Navigate to and find quality information using Bond Library and selected academic databases
  • Find academic research to provide evidence for your arguments
  • Use advanced search techniques in academic databases
  • Evaluate information using the Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Purpose (CRAP) methods
  • Understand why acknowledging information (citing, referencing) to prevent plagiarism is so important
  • Learn how to use dynamic open-access media for presentation.

Linking your work to academic evidence will show a higher level of analysis giving you the opportunity to improve your marks.

This session helps prepare students for the Core 1 key essay assessment and develops skills to transfer to all your Bond subjects ... and beyond. After the session please complete the Quizlet and submit to Beyond Bond for the team to review.

Some of the databases and search engines that may be used in your session include: