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Uni is starting and your assignments are coming! Great! You’re here! You’re enrolled, you’ve got your student card, your password and email is set up, your tutorials are organised, you’ve met some new classmates, and you’ve found the Library, the Student Guild Bar and the best coffee on…

Literature Review vs. Essay.

It is easy to get confused about the difference between literature reviews and essays because these two writing structures can be based on the same research.  However, the main difference is on where the emphasis is placed. The purpose of an essay is to use what is known…

Working in teams – tips for success

So it’s around that time in the semester when the dreaded group assignment looms. A good team can produce better results than individuals working alone, and teamwork can improve the abilities of each individual, teach you to cope with challenge and criticism and help you to consider different…

Get ready!

Uni has started and your assignments are coming! Great! You’re here! You’re enrolled, you’ve got your student card, your password and email is set up, your tutorials are organised, you’ve met some new classmates, and you’ve found the Library, the Student Guild Bar and the best coffee on…

Studywell

Study better. Your grades are important. Your time is precious. Are you ready for extreme study? Time management, reading, notetaking, researching, writing, referencing, teamwork, presenting and exam preparation … Studywell has something for you just when you need it most. With practical study tools, guides, videos and links…

Exam Checklist

It’s a fact of study: exams can cause stress. Here are a few things to do the night before to maximise your concentration and performance. Double check the location of your exam the next day. Check you have got transport sorted out, which leaves a bit of extra…

The A, B, C, D of multiple choice

Multiple choice exams are: (a) not a worry (b) look easy, but can be deceptively tricky (c) require a different sort of exam approach; or (d) all of the above. Whether you love them or loathe them, multiple choice is a very different type of exam experience. Studywell…

Quick tips – revising for exams

Create mind maps of the whole subject and each topic.  Memory works better if the information is in a context Draw diagrams.  Use colour and symbols.  Visual memory is the strongest for most people. Reduce whole topics down to key facts, definitions, forumulas on one A4 sheet.    It…