Owning Session 1: Top tips to get a head start on your studies

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With Session 1 now in full swing, it’s a better time than ever to prepare for the study and assessments you have ahead of you. Check out these top tips on how to get a head start on your workload, and you’ll be laughing come assessment time.

1. Get organised. Add all of your assessments to your planner or calendar now – having everything mapped out will help you divide the workload.

2. Get started with your class readings. You’ll find the weekly reading schedule in your unit guides, so jump in! It’ll help having a head start once the assessments start rolling.

3. Learn to love the library. Take a self guided tour, bookmark the homepage and drop by to add printing credit to your student card.

4. Hunt down your favourite coffee/food outlet on campus. They can be a great place to get some work done, especially if you find a great spot that works for you. Compare your list with ours!

5. If you’re not sure about something, ask. Drop by Student Connect (MUSE Building, at C7A Level 2) with your questions or find answers online.

Throughout Weeks 2 and 3, the Learning Skills team is running free workshops on academic writing, different types of assignments, referencing and many more skills. Click here to find out more about topics, times and locations.

If you can’t get to a workshop, check out our new week-by-week guide to uni in StudyWISE. It will step you through the skills, resources and tips you’ll need for the session. Now, go forth and start acing!

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