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All the Study Smart guides are located here. The guides are organised in topic areas, and are listed alphabetically within each topic area.


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
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

Other

PDF name File size
Instructions for accessing Clarity English, Lynda.com & Study Smart Advisor Online (opens in a new window) 45 kB