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STUDYSmarter Survival Guides

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Copyright on survival guides

These resources were developed by the STUDYSmarter team at UWA and are designed for students enrolled at UWA (whether they are in Perth, Albany, Singapore, China, Indonesia or Hong Kong). However, they are accessible by people outside our institutions and we are happy for our resources to be used as widely as possible, but we would ask that you:

  • do not amend them
  • do not remove the STUDYSmarter or UWA logos
  • give credit/reference to the STUDYSmarter team where necessary.

Survival guides

Survival Guides can help you improve your academic skills. They are available in the Barry J Marshall Library and in the STUDYSmarter Resource area (Level Two, Student Central).

  • Assignments Including lab reports, book reviews and annotated bibliographies.
  • Essays Including introductions and conclusions, developing thesis statements and arguments, and structuring essays.
  • Exams Including preparing for all types of exams.
  • Grammar and Editing Including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Honours and Masters Including writing a proposal and a literature review.
  • Improving English Including how to improve your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
  • Managing time and stress Including avoiding procrastination, managing time and coping with stress.
  • Maths and Stats Including taking effective notes in lectures, solving problems and preparing for exams.
  • Presenting How to present your work to an audience with confidence.
  • Referencing Including reading effectively, paraphrasing,quoting and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Smart Study Including getting the most from tutes and lectures, working in groups and UWA Lingo.
  • Thinking and notes Including critical thinking, mind-mapping and effective notetaking.

Planning and assignment resources

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