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Getting started with study

New in semester two? Awesome, welcome. You’re enrolled, you’ve got your student card, your password and email is set up, your tutorials are organised, and you’ve found the Library, the Student Guild Bar and the best coffee on campus… So, what next? Now is when you have time…

Finishing those assignments…

It’s almost the end of semester! You’ve got to know your lecturers and tutors and you’ve handed in a few assignments already.  Things are rolling along.  Great! So don’t lose momentum!  For many of your units, several large assignments will be due in just a few weeks. Things…

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Come and get individual assistance with your academic study, researching and writing. Appointments are 25mins, free and available at the Library on every campus. Bring your assignment topic, project task or study challenge and our staff will work with you to help you get it right. You can…

Get set!

It’s Week 1! Lectures and tutorials are happening.  You are taking notes and doing your readings.  Things are rolling along.  Great! Now is the time to think about starting your assignments.  No, it’s not too early!  For many units, assignment due dates will start around Week 6 of…

Get ready!

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…

Making the most of SWOT VAC

Despite the best of intentions, procrastination can take over a SWOT Vac. Suddenly all the time set aside for revision has dwindled away. So what are the best ways to migrate from the nation of the Procrasti (as the QUT Student Share house blog brilliantly describes it)  and…

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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…

Week 1: Take control of the oncoming semester

Having more of an idea of what the semester has in store – assignments, timetables,  social events – makes week one the perfect time to take control of your semester. The problem is these plans can end up bearing little resemblance to our actual priorities… … which can…

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…

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…