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Brisbane Writers Festival

Celebrate the written word at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, 5-8 September. Hosted by the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), and various public libraries around Brisbane, the BWF features an impressive program of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and meet-the-writer sessions.…

Loads of assignments to do? We can help!

Keep calm and chill – we’ve got all the information you need to get your assignments done. If you are looking for online resources to help with your assignments, then check out these pages from the digital workplace/HiQ: Finding information: how and where to find sources you need for your assignment Evaluating information: make sure your sources are reliable Citing and referencing: make sure you have referenced your sources correctly If you prefer help in…

Wikipedia Editing Workshop

17 years ago, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger started Wikipedia and today, it’s one of the most popular websites in the world. It’s visited on average over 41 billion times a month! (Wikimedia Statistics 2018). Are you one of those 41 billion visitors? Have you read something on…

Study Hack – Writing

Academic writing can be tough whether it be writing an essay or a literature review. We have some great resources in QUT Cite Write which will help you to get started, no matter what writing style you need. First things first, make a skeleton plan. You can do…

Grammar speed dating

What if I told you that you could learn basic English grammar rules in just 6 minutes? Freely available podcasts, available each week to download from the BBC, tackle a fundamental aspect of English Grammar and dismantle, demystify, give examples and even test you – all in 6…

Novelember

November is many things. In addition to Movember, Melbourne cup, end of semester (woot!) and start-christmas-shopping month it is also National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought, even fleetingly, about writing a novel. NaNoWriMo was established…

Because proofreading!

Bup? Really? Anyone who saw this picture in the media last week would have been incredulous at how on earth these sign writers managed this spelling absurdity: ‘Bup Stop’. Read the full story here. Still, it does prove how easily spelling and grammar mistakes can slip through unnoticed.…