Assignment trouble? We can help!

Is your assignment a dog's breakfast? Learning Adviser's can help.

Is your assignment a dog’s breakfast? Learning Adviser’s can help.

Is your essay a bit of a dog’s breakfast? There is an argument in there somewhere, but you can’t seem to find it. You might just need some professional help (no, not that kind).

Book a 20-minute Academic Skills Consultation with a Learning Adviser. Learning Advisers are professional educators who can work with you to help achieve academic goals. High distinctions, here we come!

They are located on each campus and can help you improve the structure of written assignments, organise ideas, develop arguments and understand the expectations of university study.

Learning Advisers can also advise you on issues related to academic writing, exam preparation, time management and other academic skills

Individual and small group consultations are offered throughout the year. Appointments are necessary and can be booked online.

Please bring along your assignment question, student identification card, course profile, assignment marking criteria sheet and other relevant course materials.

Bookings for consultations will typically open on the Wednesday before the week of the session. Book an Academic Skills Consultation today.


This Week in the Library – Week 6

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Endnote can easily insert intext citations and a reference list into your assignment; in just a couple of clicks. And we can show you how to do it. Book into an EndNote for Windows (2 hours) or EndNote for Mac (2 hours) this week.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 31/8 1.00 Setting up your own topic or research question * (PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 2.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 3.00 Building an academic argument *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast

*postgraduate workshop

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 30/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 31/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 1/9 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/8 10.00 Get published (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Wed 31/8 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Thurs 1/9 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Fri 2/9 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan

This Week in the Library – Week 5

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Do your knees wobble at the very thought of doing an oral presentation? Being prepared can help! Attend a workshop on Oral presentations and learn how to improve your presentation skills. There’s a session at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campus this week. Book now.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 22/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 24/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 4.00 Building an academic argument Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 2/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 24/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Thurs 25/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 23/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 25/8 1.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Love My Library

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Your library gives you such a great advantage with study – and we mean more than just the books!

Are you new to university study?  Please come in and see the amazing people at the library counter to help guide and direct you to all the services the library offers.

Workshops that include Strategies for study at universityAcademic Writing, Getting ready to research,  Reading and note-taking and Referencing.  All these workshops are there to help you start your degree with the best chance to finish.  Research suggests the more a first-year undergraduate is involved with their library, the higher their grades and are more likely to keep studying1.

Griffith students gave an overwhelming positive response to our workshops and consultations with 97% felt the work shops helped with their studies and 92% said they would recommend library workshops to others.  Evidence also suggests that students who use their libraries are also more likely to outperform those who do not2.

Check out what the library can do for you!

1Krista, S., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: new evidence for student’s retention and academic success. Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147-64. doi: 10.1353/pla.2013.0010

2 Jantti, M. & Cox, B. (2013). Measuring the Value of Library Resources and Student Academic Performance through Relational Datasets. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2), 163-171.


This Week in the Library – Week 4

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Need to brush up on your referencing skills? Attend our FREE Referencing workshops!

We are holding sessions at Nathan, Gold Coast, South Bank and Logan this week. Can’t make it? There’s a Referencing webinar on Monday.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 Academic writing Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 15/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 16/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 17/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 17/8 4.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thu 18/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 19/8 10.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Tues 16/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Tues 16/8 2.00 Referencing Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Thurs 18/8 11.00 Referencing Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 18/8 2.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Fri 19/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Copyright for research and publishing (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Fri 19/8 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan

This Week in the Library – Week 3

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Let’s take a moment to reflect… on how to write a reflective assignment. Reflective writing in an assignment means you are making a link between your experience and the course content; therefore clarifying the relationship between theory and practice.

Upon reflection, do you need to develop your reflective writing skills? Attend the Writing a reflective assignment workshop this week. They are being held at the Gold Coast, South Bank and Nathan.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Writing Reports Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 8/8 1.00 Academic Writing Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 9/8 11.00 Reading and note taking strategies Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 10/8 12:00 Writing a reflective essay Library (LO3_3.30) Logan
Wed 10/8 1.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Thu 11/8 11.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 12/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 9/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Tues 9/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 10/8 12.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Thurs 11/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 11/8 1.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Fri 12/8 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

This Week in the Library – Week 2

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So you’ve been given an assignment question and you have no idea what to do next (curling up in the foetal position and moaning is obvs the first thing; after that, though).

You should attend the Analysing assignment questions workshop held on Monday and Wednesday this week. This workshop will focus on interpreting the assignment question to understand the requirements of the task. The session will also cover guidelines for narrowing the topic, applying the assessment criteria and initial assignment planning. You know, all the stuff you need to get started on that assignment.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 1/8 10.00 Analysing assignment questions Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 1/8 1.00 Reading and note taking strategies Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 2/8 11.00 Academic writing Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 3/8 12.00 Analysing assignment questions Library (LO3_3.30) Logan
Wed 3/8 1.00 Academic writing Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 3/8 4.00 Setting up your own topic or research question Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thu 4/8 11.00 Academic writing Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 5/8 10.00 Time management Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 2/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Wed 3/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 3/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Thurs 4/8 1.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Sat 6/8 10.00 Researching for your assignment Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Sat 6/8 12.00 Referencing Library (N53_1.49) Nathan

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 1/8 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Tues 2/8 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Wed 3/8 10.00 Research the literature like an expert (1 hour) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Thurs 4/8 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan