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All the Study Smart guides are located here. Choose one of our 3-minute guides or checklists, or scroll down for longer guides organised in topic areas (listed alphabetically within each topic area).

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3-minute guides

PDF name File Size
Analysing the assignment question (opens in a new window) 58 kB
Essays (opens in a new window) 185 kB
Exams (opens in a new window) 92 kB
Grammar - articles and determiners (opens in a new window) 345 kB
Literature reviews (opens in a new window)203 kB
Online presentations (opens in a new window) 123 kB
Punctuation (opens in a new window) 117 kB
Purpose and language choice (opens in a new window) 116 kB
Reports (opens in a new window) 689 kB
Reflective writing (opens in a new window) 110 kB
Sentences (opens in a new window) 84 kB
Team work (opens in a new window) 238 kB
Team charter (opens in a new window) 37 kB
Understanding what the marker is looking for (opens in a new window)53 kB
Writing about information (opens in a new window) coming soon

Checklists

PDF name File Size
Academic integrity checklist (opens in a new window) 39 kB
Analysing the assignment question checklist (opens in a new window) 32 kB
Essays checklist (opens in a new window) 36 kB
Presentations checklist (opens in a new window) coming soon
Proofreading checklist (opens in a new window) coming soon
Reports checklist (opens in a new window) 58 kB
Reflective writing checklist (opens in a new window)38 kB

More help


Getting started with assignments

PDF name File Size
Assignment timeline (opens in a new window) 45 kB
Analysing the assignment question (opens in a new window) 177 kB
Common task words (opens in a new window) 113 kB

Researching and reading

PDF name File Size
APPEAL worksheet form (opens in a new window) 267 kB
Critical thinking (opens in a new window) 112 kB
How to read effectively (opens in a new window) 256 kB
Note-taking for critical thinking (opens in a new window) 103 kB
Organising your reading (opens in a new window) 68 kB     
Reading graphic organiser (opens in a new window) 55 kB
Reading worksheet (opens in a new window) 98 kB
The why, when, and what of reading (opens in a new window) 382 kB
Types of sources (opens in a new window) 89 kB

Writing your assignment

PDF name File size
Activities to aid reflection (opens in a new window) 97 kB
Annotated bibliography (opens in a new window) 107 kB
Case study purpose (opens in a new window) 68 kB
Case study structure (opens in a new window) 67 kB
Case study tone (opens in a new window) 44 kB
Essay drafting tool (opens in a new window) 188 kB
Essay purpose (opens in a new window) 44 kB
Essay structure (opens in a new window) 193 kB
Essay tone (opens in a new window) 67 kB
Grammar (opens in a new window) 95 kB
Literature review process (opens in a new window) 145 kB
Literature review purpose (opens in a new window) 96 kB
Paragraph structure (opens in a new window) 85 kB
Paraphrasing (opens in a new window) 104 kB
Paraphrasing tool (opens in a new window)84 kB
Quoting (opens in a new window) 49 kB
Referencing & citation (opens in a new window) 42 kB
Reflective writing purpose (opens in a new window) 40 kB
Reflective writing structure (opens in a new window) 153 kB
Reflective writing tone (opens in a new window) 60 kB
Report purpose (opens in a new window) 46 kB
Report structure (opens in a new window) 120 kB
Report tone (opens in a new window) 67 kB
Sentence structure (opens in a new window) 150 kB
Summarising (opens in a new window) 41 kB
Tone/register (opens in a new window) 46 kB
Vocabulary (opens in a new window) 115 kB

Finishing your assignment

PDF name File size
Editing (opens in a new window) 55 kB
Editing checklist (opens in a new window) 65 kB
Proofreading (opens in a new window) 40 kB
Proofreading checklist (opens in a new window) 41 kB
Word processing (opens in a new window) 541 kB

Group work

PDF name File size
Assigning tasks (opens in a new window) 29 kB
Communication and conflicts (opens in a new window) 61 kB
Group Work 101 (opens in a new window) 68 kB
Project management (opens in a new window) 83 kB
Writing together (opens in a new window) 61 kB

Presentations

PDF name File size
Body language and gestures (opens in a new window) 49 kB
Reducing anxiety (opens in a new window) 40 kB
Structuring your presentation (opens in a new window) 107 kB
Using visual aids (opens in a new window) 125 kB
Written language vs. spoken language (opens in a new window) 114 kB

Exam Help

PDF name File size
Studying for exams (opens in a new window) 74 kB
Types of exams (opens in a new window) 253 kB

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

PDF          name File          size
Academic integrity checklist (opens in a new window) 355 kB

Professional Literacies

PDF name File size
Sample graduate attributes (opens in a new window) 69 kB

Successful Study Skills

PDF name File size
Active listening (opens in a new window) 445 kB
Approaches to learning (opens in a new window) 50 kB
Communicating your ideas (opens in a new window) 58 kB
Creating your study space (opens in a new window) 53 kB
Email (opens in a new window) 109 kB
Feedback hide and seek (opens in a new window) 136 kB
General note-taking advice (opens in a new window) 116 kB
Goal Setting 101 (opens in a new window) 52 kB
Maximise your productivity (opens in a new window) 270 kB
Meetings (opens in a new window) 41 kB
Note-taking techniques (opens in a new window) 513 kB
Online participation (opens in a new window) 47 kB
Preparing to participate (opens in a new window) 53 kB
Scheduling your time (opens in a new window) 61 kB
Starting and managing a study group (opens in a new window) 89 kB
Track, progress, success (opens in a new window) 67 kB
Transforming notes (opens in a new window) 75 kB
Visual thinking (opens in a new window) 86 kB
Why take notes (opens in a new window) 183 kB