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Go for gold!

The Winter Olympics start this week, the same as Orientation Week here at QUT. What a coincidence! Just like the Winter Olympians, to succeed at university you must prepare and work hard. QUT Library is offering several Library 101 workshops so you can prepare yourself for the upcoming…

Library orientation – Need help?

For help with library services check out the Need help? section of the QUT Library website. Visit HiQ on campus for library support, including help accessing information, referencing and using library materials. You can also Chat online with a librarian to have your questions about QUT Library services…

Make resolutions you can stick to

So it’s a brand new year, all shiny and full of hope and good intentions. Setting New Year’s goals is a tradition supported by academic research on independent learning (see Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007, Ch.1). Setting goals and maintaining goal-directed behaviour can improve study effectiveness (Harvey & Chickie-Wolfe, 2007).…

How to help exam insomnia

  Students studying intensely can struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night with their minds racing. Here are three techniques to help exam insomnia. Take an observer’s stance. Notice where your mind is going and jot down your observations and problem-solving thoughts…

Reading for exams

The end of the semester is approaching and you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your looming exams. Remember this mantra: “It is never too late for a good decision”. Most students get to this stage in the semester and they are behind in some (if not…