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Study Skills

About Us

Study Skills is part of the Student Engagement directorate and provides a range of face-to-face and online study help programs for UC and UCC students. These programs include drop-in study help sessions, peer learning programs, interactive online study programs, and in-unit support.

Study Skills Study Help drop-in sessions:

Drop in at any time during the scheduled study help sessions, and bring your assignments and other work. Staff are available to help you with:

  •  professional and academic writing skills
  • understanding and structuring your assessment tasks
  • finding journal articles and other information resources
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • time management and exam preparation

The drop-in study help sessions are held in the Study on level B of the Library (Building 8), Bruce campus. These sessions provide a supportive environment to allow you to work on your assessment tasks and get help when you need it.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:30 am
to 3:30 pm

Drop-in study help

The Study, Library Level B

Drop-in study help

The Study, Library Level B

Drop-in study help

The Study, Library Level B

Drop-in study help

The Study, Library Level B

Drop-in study help

The Study, Library Level B

EndNote

The Study Skills team will be delivering EndNote Basics Workshops in Semester 1 and 2 2016. EndNote is a referencing tool, allowing users to organize bibliographic references and use them in Word documents. This workshop will show you how to create your own Endnote library, add references, save references from databases, manage your references, select a style and use Cite While You Write.

The  EndNote Basics workshops have finished for semester 1 and will run again in semester 2 2016.

EndNote Consultations

Are you having a problem using EndNote that you can't solve using the Study Skills resources, including the Endnote modules on the Study Help Moodle site (login required)?

Individual 1 hour EndNote consultations are available to undergraduate students to help you with these problems.  These consultations are available on Wednesdays between 9:00am and 3:30pm.  Please contact Study Skills by email or phone: 6201 2205 to make an appointment.

Postgraduate research students please contact your Liaison Librarian for EndNote help.

Oral presentations workshops

Come along to the Study Skills oral presentation workshops to learn strategies for effective oral presentations.  These workshops will also enable you to work in small groups to develop a brief presentation and to practice presenting in front of your group.  If you have any upcoming oral presentation assessment tasks, feel free to bring the draft along to the workshop. Register your interest via an email to Study Skills at or by calling (02) 6201 2205(02) 6201 2205.  Registration is not essential, but will help us to ensure that the workshops run effectively.

When:

  • Week 10: Tuesday 19th April 2.30-4.30pm
  • Week 11: Thursday 28th April 11am-1.00pm

Please note - both workshops will cover the same material, please choose the time that best suits you.

Where:

Teaching Commons (Building 1, room 1C42, above the refectory).

The Rovers

See the Rovers at the Rovers desk in the Library (Building 8) level B for 20 minute one-to-one sessions where you can get help with understanding assessment tasks, referencing, using Moodle and Mahara, printing and connecting to WiFi. The Rovers are available 10 am to 7 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Friday and 2 pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday in Semester 1.

The Rovers are also available on the phone during semester 1 (starting week 3) between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday. See the Study Help moodle site (Moodle login required) for more information on how to access the phone Rovers during their session times.

PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions)

PALS (peer-assisted learning sessions) are weekly group study sessions designed to support large-cohort first-year units, and are led by students who have successfully completed the units themselves.  The PALS leaders provide insights into effective learning strategies for the unit, and the programs also provide students with an opportunity to form study groups in an informal setting.  All PALS run in the Building 6 Student Resource Centre. The PALS timetable is available here, as well as on the the Study Help Moodle site and the Moodle sites for each of the PALS-supported units. PALS sessions start in week 2.

In Semester 1, 2016, PALS will run for the following units:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology

Study Skills interactive study modules

The Study Help moodle site, www.canberra.edu.au/studyhelp, contains a number of interactive online modules, available for students to access 24/7. These modules allow you to develop skills and check your understanding of topics including structuring assignments, referencing, reading for understanding, maths and stats, time management, exam preparation, wellbeing and more.  Information about online study help, including smarthinking and the online Rovers, is also available on the Study Help Moodle site.

In-lecture presentations and online resources

Study Skills staff are available to give in-lecture presentations in units across UC and UCC on topics including finding journal articles and other resources, structuring assignments, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.  Staff are also able to provide online resources on these topics for specific units upon request.  More information can be found here.

Study Skills learning resources

The Student Learning Resources Moodle site is an open-access site (no login required) that contains a number of downloadable resources on topics including time management, writing, assignment structure and much more. See the Student Learning Resources site for more information.

The Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

Study Skills manages the Academic Integrity Module (AIM), which all students are expected to complete during their degree.  See the Understanding Academic Integrity and the AIM information pages for further information.  For AIM inquiries, contact Study Skills.

Study Skills orientation

Study Skills Orientation at UC can be done at any time. For more information see the Study Skills Orientation.

Contact Us

Contact Study Skills either by email or by phone (02) 6201 2205(02) 6201 2205 (02) 6201 2205

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