Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

Resources to help you get a job after graduating

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Are you graduating next year? We've put together a list of resources to help you land your first graduate job 1. Choose your career path with Job Outlook Most Bachelor degrees allow you to follow multiple career paths. The Australian Government's Job Outlook website can help you decide which career path to follow based on industry growth, future job openings, ...

#exambusters pt 4: productive study spaces

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Everyone has different needs when it comes to studying.  Do you study best on your own, or are you more productive in a group? Sometimes it takes a silent environment to get your brain moving.  Are you an early bird or find night time the most inspiring? Whatever you need ACU libraries ...

#exambusters pt 3: look after yourself!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Reboot yourself with study break stretches. When you sit for long periods, your concentration can wander, making it harder to retain information. Gentle stretching has been shown to have positive benefits that help to maintain focus, including: increasing blood flow to your brain releasing your body from aches and pains reducing stress levels increasing energy levels Follow ...

#exambusters pt 1: where are the past exams again?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Sign in to the past exam papers site with your student number and password, then use the Exam Repository to track down a past exam paper you're after. The best way to search for the exam you are looking for is to select the 'Filter' button and keyword search using your ...

Dive into databases #diveintodatabases

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Has your lecturer or tutor used any of these words lately - scholarly, peer reviewed, articles, journals, quality, research, expert, - and said to look in databases? Find these types of resources, get better marks...when you #diveintodatabases What is a database? I like RMIT's quick video - think about a database as a bucket - with online journals that are scholarly, peer ...

Welcome to the Library: five top tips for the start of semester!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

New to ACU? Or just need some top tips to get you back into the swing of things about the library? Top tip #1 Leap into Learning Leap into Learning (LiL) is an online tutorial that helps you develop the skills you need to succeed at university.  LiL gives you a great head ...

Stretch yourself at exam time

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

During exam time, it’s important to exercise your mind and body. When you sit for long periods, your concentration can wander, making it harder to retain information. Gentle stretching has been shown to have positive benefits that help to maintain focus, including: increasing blood flow to your brain releasing your body from aches ...

Shhhhh, need quiet in the library?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

It's getting so close to the end of semester! Assignments are due... exams are around the corner. Do you need quiet study time in the library?   Each campus library has a quiet area where you can work in peace and quiet. Ask at your local campus library - there are also signs that ...

Six alternatives to PowerPoint!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Of course you can use PowerPoint, but there are other options, so here are six more! Storybird Write a short, art inspired story! Visual storytelling. Prezi Totally different to PowerPoint, Prezi uses a single zoomable canvas and focuses on images, graphics and motion to get your attention. Google Slides Google Docs/Drive is not just for word documents ...

Need quiet in the library?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

It's getting so close to the end of semester! Assignments are due... exams are around the corner. Do you need quiet study time in the library?   Each campus library has a quiet area where you can work in peace and quiet. Ask at your local campus library - there are also signs that ...