Set yourself up for success by developing your learning skills in a supportive, encouraging environment with our Academic Skills Unit.

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We know asking for help can be difficult. But our academic skills development team has a lot of experience helping students unlock their potential.

There are a number of ways you can take advantage of our expertise. You can take part in a workshop, explore our online resources, ask an online question, drop in to our office or book an in-person consultation.

Our team can help you with a number of different areas:

  • Study skills: Develop better time management strategies, learn to set study priorities and improve your planning and reading skills.
  • Academic writing skills: Explore the different kinds of writing required at university and find out ways to improve your own writing.
  • Academic referencing skills: Referencing is a complex but essential skill that many students new to university can find tricky. We can help you understand the different referencing systems used at ACU so you can include them in your assignment preparation.
  • Maths and numeracy skills: Maths plays a role in a number of our courses so it’s good to be proficient in the core concepts. We have many maths resources to help you build your numeracy knowledge.
  • Exam skills: Don’t let exam stress prevent you from doing your best. Our tools and tips can help you maximise your preparation time, allowing you to approach exam day with confidence.

Sometimes, though, the best people to get study advice from are students who have already successfully completed the unit. And that’s why we offer peer-assisted study sessions.

These small-group study sessions are led by recent graduates of units that first-year students might struggle with.

Learn more about our peer-assisted study sessions

And, of course, our campus libraries are a great first-step resource for hints and tips on learning, studying and handing in your best work.

Learn more about our libraries

 

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