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#lifehack your exams

It goes without saying that good old fashioned reviewing, revising and throughout-the-semester planning will leave you in the best place regarding exam performance. QUT Library’s Studywell has some fantastic resources including an Exam Study Planner, advice on tackling exam anxiety and emergency exam preparation to get you on…

Submitting your assignment at Caboolture Library

Ah, the sweet relief of successfully submitting your assignment! As you are probably aware, Assignment Minder closes 15 minutes before the library at all campuses. What you may not know is that Caboolture Library’s opening hours are significantly different to those of Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point Libraries. During…

Feed your brain

It’s that time of semester – deadlines are looming and it can feel all a bit too much. One of the first things to get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list is making sure we are eating well. You probably already know that healthy eating gives…

Managing your time

[youtube J_3euFmRI7c] I don’t know about you but when I have a lot of different things going on at the same time it helps me to take a moment to stop, step back and think about the best way to tackle it all. With O-week a distant memory,…

How to read a book in 2hrs or less

How to read a book in 2hrs or less (Thanks Gradhacker) Start by finding and reading book reviews using Quick Find. Book reviews give you a summary of the book’s main points and help you determine what parts will be helpful for your research. Read the title, table…

8 ways to make goals stick

Happy New Year! 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). If you are thinking of setting goals for 2014, Here are 8…

Writing Great Assignments

The secret to writing great assignments is all about how you begin and end the process. Take the time to plan and edit to make your writing clear, logical, relevant and … great! Before Plan your time carefully so that you will have time to edit before the…

Starting your assignments

It’s week 4. Lectures and tutorials are happening.  You’re taking notes and doing your readings.  Things are rolling along.  Great! By now you will have started thinking about your assignments. For many units, assignment due dates will start around week 6 of the semester.  That’s only two weeks away.…