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The importance of reflecting on your writing process

You submitted your essay. Whew. How did it go? Ask yourself: How efficient were my reading strategies? Did I spend too much time on general materials? Did I miss an important source? How useful were my notes? Did they cover much more material than I needed? Did they leave out essential details about sources? Were […]

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Checklist for Redrafting / Revising

There are lots of things to think about as you complete and plan to submit an assignment. Have a read through this handy checklist for redrafting to make sure you’re on the right track. The list goes over: how to check you’ve written a strong argument whether or not you’ve answered the entire question and nothing […]

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The best academics get feedback on their writing. You should too.

Writing is first and foremost a form of communication. We can only guess at how well we are communicating if we don’t show our work to anyone else. Getting feedback on your writing is the only way to understand how well you are communicating what you want to express. So why not get as much […]

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Communicate with your tutors and lecturers. They want you to do well.

It may be hard for you to imagine, but your tutors and lecturers care a great deal about the courses they teach, and about how well you do in them. They want nothing more than to see you do well. If something is going on with you—you are experiencing depression or anxiety, you are just […]

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Are you resilient? Rise to the challenge of your degree.

Think of your goals: to go on an internship, to study abroad, to work as a translator for the CIA. Whatever it is, imagine how you will get there. How will you reach that goal? Don’t let relatively smaller things get you down and stop you from submitting your assignments and achieving these goals. Your […]

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“Eat that Frog”. Do your hardest thing first.

It’s lunchtime. You sit down to share a box of French fries with your friends. You chat and laugh. You feel good, relieved. That morning, you wrote the first paragraph of an assignment you’d been worried about. Instead of putting it off, you started it. You even jotted down a rough outline. Suddenly, the assignment […]

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Mon 5 Sept: DoNut Freak Out!

For all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts ONLY Come along to the Napier Undercroft outside of the main Napier Building entrance on Monday 5 September from 1.00 pm: – FREE donut and packed lunch – Study skills support and advice – Exchange and Internship information – Live music – Relax Register Your Interest […]

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Study Skills Support Now Available to all Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Students

The Faculty of Arts Study Skills Support service is now available to ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS in the Faculty of Arts. Want a friendly academic to look over your draft? Want some advice on how to approach a tricky assignment? Come to the Study Skills Support drop in hours this semester! This service is now available […]

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New Courses on MyUni: Academic Skills Resources

Need a refresher on how to do research and use those sources within an essay? Do you know the difference between making an argument and writing a report? Do you have the best writing process for you? New talks on Researching, Reading and Referencing & How to Write a Great Essay are now up in […]

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Are you resilient?

Many of you are getting your marks for your first assignments. If you find that you are disappointed in your mark, do you wallow in self-pity, or do you rise from the ashes and learn from the experience? Here are some quick tips on how to become, or remain, resilient: Focus on your positive emotions. […]

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