To'abaita Authority for Research & Development (TARD)

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

TARD to convene another Academic Training for its students

The To'abaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD) will be convening another academic training for its members and other interested Solomon Islands students in Suva, shortly.

TARD through its chairman has successfully organised its first academic training session last month for 18 North Malaita and other Solomon students, at the University of the South Pacific Student Association Conference room. Topics that were covered in the first session include: "Mastering Essay Writing" and "How to write a good research paper/report".

During the training, students were allowed to share their difficulties in how to write essays and reports for course assignments, projects, writing competitions, and exams. The training covered specific areas such as how to understand essay topics, how to collect relevant information, how to overcome the writer's block, and what should be included in an essay to stimulate the reader's attention. In addition, it also covered what to include in the different structures of a research report.

Training Session 2 will be convened on Sunday (08/10/06) at the USPSA Conference room and we are now calling for expression of interests from TARD members and other Solomon Island students, particularly pre-service students who have little or no experience in the workforce. Topics that will be covered include:

- How to write a good job Resume or CV and find out the difference between them;
- How to write a good cover letter that can get you a job interview;
- How to prepare for, handle, and follow up on a job interview.

It is anticipated that there will be a repeat session of the first training on Essay writing the following sunday (15/10/06). Several students have already shown keen interest in attending both or either of the sessions.

We would therefore call on all TARD members and any interested Solomon student who might need this volunteer training to contact us through email at and indicate which session you want to attend. However, we will only take the first 20 students who forwarded their names to us because of venue restrictions and training materials. The deadline is this friday (29/09/06) and details will be forwarded to confirmed participants early next week.

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