Your guide to building your academic and research skills: Know the resources available to you!
The best source for unit specific advice are your unit coordinators, they will have the best understanding of the unit content and what is required from you – you can find your unit coordinator’s contact information on the left hand side of your Moodle unit. Another great resource are the forums within your units, you are able to ask questions relating to the unit and see what other students have been asking too!
But, extra academic support is available if you need it.
- have assignments coming up
- have questions about writing assignments or your study skill, and/or
- find referencing confusing
we think you should take a look at the services offered by Studiosity, our Library and our Academic Skills Office.
These three steps will point you to the help you need:
- The first step is to have a look through all the online resources made available to you by the Academic Skills Office, including fact sheets, referencing guides, planners and self paced tutorials and tip videos. These self paced tutorials in particular are very useful for learning the basics of academic writing. You can also find recordings of webinars, including sessions on Time Management, Academic Writing and Study Gym on the ASO Moodle Site here.
- If you are wanting help on assignment drafts such as grammar advice and comments on structure, you are able to utilize the 10 free sessions per trimester offered to you by Studiosity. Studiosity is available 24/7 and you can upload draft assignments for review. Please note, they cannot receive Law assignments and are unable to advise on most subject content but can help you with formatting, structure etc.
- Our Library can help you find the resources you need for your assignment. The librarians offer you specific research support, including digitization of resources and assistance locating relevant information. The Library homepage is where you will find the general search engine, and access to resources and journals. You can contact a librarian via chat or by booking an appointment. The library also has subject guides for all disciplines featuring dedicated subject experts.
Step 2 –
If you have a quick question to which you haven’t been able to find the answer yourself using the resources in Step 1, you can either submit a short inquiry to our email email@example.com or get in touch with our team of Academic Advisors in the faculties who are able to provide discipline specific study and assessment support. One of our team members will get back in touch as soon as possible.
Step 3 –
If you have worked your way through the previous steps but are looking for more in-depth support with your academic research and writing, referencing, academic integrity or building an argument you can book in an appointment with one of our ASO staff members or again contact our team of Academic Advisors in the faculties.
For more information on the resources that the Academic Skills Office has to offer, please check out the website here.