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Get ahead: discover assignment resources

Find out all you need to know about getting started with the UC Library. Now, before your assignments start, is the perfect time to learn handy stuff like how to access your course textbooks in the Library. Work through the links to collect a badge for your online profile! Get started now>

Term 3: workshops to help you prepare

Did you discover that your notes weren’t very helpful when you revised for your last exams? Would you like to learn how to schedule tasks more efficiently to better balance your studies with other activities? Think your writing could use improvement?

Take advantage of the 20 different free courses for undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate students run by the Academic Skills Centre during Term 3. There’s something for everyone, from taking effective notes, revising for exams, managing your time, and learning the basics of Excel and statistics.

Writing is also a key focus. Choose from courses featuring essay writing, paraphrasing, and proofreading. If you find it challenging when you’re given a question to answer for an assessment, come along to the “Understanding the Question” course to learn strategies for unpacking these prompts.

If English is not your first language, you can get assistance with reading, writing, speaking, and listening to gain valuable skills and confidence. There is an English Language Support Programme running once a week, as well as individual sessions for English Language Learners throughout the term.

The Library is also running workshops in Term 3 to make researching and referencing easier for you. Want to know how to use Multisearch or Google Scholar to find books and articles? Check out the “Find It!” and “Google Scholar” workshops. Trying to figure out APA referencing for your essay or report? There are several workshops on APA style as well as the EndNote referencing software.

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Exam stress? The library is here to help!

Congratulations, you made it through Semester One. You are probably busy studying for exams, perhaps feeling a little anxious. Don’t worry, UC libraries have you covered. There is a wealth of resources and information available to help you.

Firstly, UC library staff. We like to think that we are a friendly, helpful bunch. We’re here to make your life easier, customer services staff, subject librarians and our IT specialists

Central library levels 6-11 are silent study floors, whilst 2, 3 and 4 are for group study. Level 4 contains our Education library collection, with bonus study booths and beanbags!

Take a look at our past exam papers web page for practice. We don’t supply answers though! You can also contact us through Ask Live, an instant message librarian service.

Until Friday 22 June, Central and EPS libraries are offering free tea and coffee, and Central is staying open from 8.00am- 11.00pm every day. Need a break from study? There is always a jigsaw puzzle you can add a couple of pieces to.

Look what was achieved! 2000 pieces!

Follow us on social media. Like us on Facebook; we offer useful study tips year round, not just at exam time. We are also on Twitter, and Instagram @uclibrary

Remember, we are here to help you! Please feel free to approach us, and if we can’t help, we will point you in the direction of someone who can! Check out our webpage for more information>