Our Quick Guides are an easy-to-use resource. They are designed to be downloaded so that you can refer to them quickly and easily while you are either working on an assignment or have reached some sticking point with your studies.
The guides cover a range of topics which will help you with your studies.
Description: Tips and tools to understand university, manage and plan your studies.
Tips on Getting Started at University
Planners: To help you get organised.
Term Planner - Assessments (Word format)
Description: Tips and tools to maximise your learning - preparing for lectures, effective note-taking, group work and learning from feedback.
Getting the Most out of Lectures
Study strategies to help you learn the language and concepts of your discipline
Using feedback to plan for improvement
Description: Tips and tools for understanding and using lecturer feedback to improve.
Responding to lecturer feedback
Description: Tips and tools to understand, organise, and start your assignments & exams.
Understanding Assessment Tasks
A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning & Putting Assignments Together
Brainstorming and Mind Mapping
Description: Explanation of the common features of different SCU Assignments and exams.
Writing an Annotated Bibliography - Harvard
Writing an annotated bibliography - APA7th
Planning Your Literature Review
Planning Your Essay Visual Mapping
Types of Exam Questions and How to Handle Them
Description: Strategies to understand, evaluate and synthesise academic material.
How to Evaluate Sources of Information
Reading: Note-taking and note-making
Organising your Readings – Synthesis Grid
Description: Instructions on writing in an academic style and how to write specific sections of your assignments.
How to Demonstrate Critical Judgement
Writing Analytically and Persuasively
Define and use concepts in your writing
Planning and Writing an Introduction
How to Write a Good Introduction
Planning and Writing Body Paragraphs
Connecting your Ideas - Linking Words
How to format your assignment to APA 7
Description: How to effectively incorporate academic source material to demonstrate academic integrity.
Rules about copying at University
How to use direct quotations in your writing
Using direct quotes as evidence
Description: Tips and tools to proofread and edit your work before submission.