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Study Skills

About Us

Study Skills, part of the Study Skills and Careers unit in Student Engagement, 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 study modules, and in-unit support.

Study Skills Study Help drop-in sessions:

Visit The Study on Level B of the Library for face-to-face advice from Study Skills staff on understanding assessment tasks, finding information, structuring your assignments, avoiding plagiarism and referencing. These study help 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
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Drop in at any time during the scheduled 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 resources
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • time management and exam preparation

EndNote

The Study Skills team will be delivering two EndNote Basics Workshops in semester 2. They will be held in Training Room 4 on level A of the Library. The workshop times are:

Week 2 - Thursday 20th August 2015, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Week 9 - Thursday 8th October 2015, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Bookings are not required.

These workshops will show you how to create your own EndNote library, add references, manage your references, select a style and use Cite While You Write.

The Rovers

The Rovers are UC students, trained to help other students with understanding assessment tasks, assignment structure, referencing, using Moodle and Mahara, using printers, connecting to wifi and more.  You can find the Rovers in the Library Commons (Building 8 Level B). You can see the Rovers for up to 20 minutes of one-to-one assistance from 10 am – 7 pm Monday  to Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm Friday, and 2 pm – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday during semester 2. 

The Rovers are also available online and on the phone from 2 pm to 4 pm Monday to Friday during semester 2. See the Study Help moodle site for more information on how to access the online/phone Rovers, or call (02) 6201 2951 (02) 6201 2951 during the session times.  You can also email the online rovers.

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.

PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions)

PALS (peer-assisted learning sessions) are designed to support large-cohort first -year units, and are led by students who have successfully completed the units themselves, and who can provide insights into effective learning strategies for the unit.  The PALS 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 for semester 2 is available here, and the sessions start in week 3.

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.

Study Skills learning resources

The Student Learning Resources Moodle site contains a number of online resources on topics including time management, writing, assignment structure and much more. Students can self-enrol in this site via Student Learning Resources.

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 webpage for more information about AIM and URKUND. Staff wanting more information about AIM and digital badges may want to visit the AIM information page. 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

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