10 questions you should ask about university assignments

Do you have questions about your university assignments but you don’t know exactly what questions you have yet?

Like you are so overwhelmed, you can’t even begin to question what you are questioning. You know you need help, but that’s as much as you can articulate.

Well, we have questions too. Actual questions. Questions that we can not only articulate, but that come with the one thing you absolutely require from a question. An answer.

Ask Us provides you with answers to frequently asked questions at Griffith University. It covers hard hitting topics such as referencing, Learning@Griffith, assignment help, wifi, network and cybersecurity.

And since we know you are too busy studenting (that’s totally a word, right?), we took this opportunity to round up a couple of Ask Us questions that you may have about assignments.

  1. 1. How do I find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles for my assignment?
  2. 2. How can I get help writing my assignments?
  3. 3. How can I get help referencing my assignment?
  4. 4. How can I have the grammar and spelling in my assignment checked?
  5. 5. Do I need to submit a cover sheet for Turnitin assessment items?
  6. 6. Where do I find a cover sheet for my assignment?
  7. 7. Where do I submit my assignment?
  8. 8. Is there a penalty if I submit my assignment late?
  9. 9. I submitted the wrong assignment to Turnitin. What should I do?
  10. 10. My assignment has been marked in Turnitin. How do I see my marks and feedback?

Do you have a question? Ask Us!


Top 10 library and IT questions asked in Week One

When you don’t know the answer to a question at uni, where do you go? If you said Google, you are right. But if you said Ask Us, you are even more right (that’s a thing, right?)

Ask Us provides you with answers to frequently asked questions at Griffith University. It covers hard hitting topics such as referencing, Learning@Griffith, assignment help, WiFi, network and cybersecurity.

Ask Us is indexed by Google, so if you ask good ol’ Google a question about library or IT topics, you will most likely get an answer from Us. Ask Us.

But what exactly do other students ask, you ask? That’s a good question. In an effort to provide you with insight into your fellow students (and not because we are nosy), we did a little digging and came up with surprising results.

We looked at the questions that students asked in the first week of Trimester 2, and funnily enough, it’s all about referencing, assignment submission and online lectures. That’s right, assignment submissions. In Week One!

Here’s the top 10 library and IT questions that you (the students) asked in Week One:

  1. 1. What is the difference between a reference list and bibliography?
  2. 2. Why am I being asked to login to Echo360?
  3. 3. My assessment has been marked in Turnitin. How do I see my marks and feedback?
  4. 4. How do I cite the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in APA 6th style?
  5. 5. Can I view online recordings of lectures?
  6. 6. What is common time?
  7. 7. How do I access my Turnitin digital receipt?
  8. 8. How do I reference a document I found on Google?
  9. 9. What is a Turnitin submission ID?
  10. 10. I submitted the wrong assignment to Turnitin. What should I do?

Do you have a question? Ask Us!


Download the Griffith App to make your time at uni easier

Griffith App screen

Are you new to Griffith and finding trying to navigate your way around campus harder than trying to get an Ed Sheeran song out of your head? Or maybe you’ve been here a few years yet still cringe at the thought of finding those obscure buildings like N72.

Do you wish there was a way to find locations of available computers before you turn up to the computer lab and notice all the seats taken?

If this is you, it sounds like you don’t have the Griffith App on your smartphone. In which case you better get on it, stat!

The Griffith App is full of useful and time-saving features, including:

  • Ask Us: find instant answers to your all burning questions (well, maybe not all, that’s what Siri’s for, right? But we’ve got most of your Griffith-related queries covered!)
  • Computers: save time by checking where available computers are in labs across campuses first
  • Directory: need to contact your lecturer? Simply search the Griffith phone directory
  • Email: easily access your student email
  • Emergency: feel safe with quick access to emergency phone numbers and websites
  • Events: stay up to date with compiled event information for a range of university calendars
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn: easily access your course content
  • Library: look up library hours, search for resources and place holds
  • Maps: never get lost again with Google maps of each campus that show building locations
  • Transit: browse bus schedules and find out when buses are coming or going
  • GriffithPAY: access the 24 hour shop for Griffith products
  • CareerBoard: prepare for your career and search job vacancies on CareerBoard
  • Textbooks: get organised and search for your textbooks via Griffith’s Textbook Exchange or the Co-op Bookshop Textbook Search

The app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, from the App Store or Google play.

While this super handy app has been around for a few years, we have a committed team who regularly update it to ensure it stays super handy. In fact, they’ve only just released a new version.

So check it out and let us know what you think – there’s a Feedback option in the app just waiting for your suggestions, which will be incorporated into the next app update! 


Got questions? We have the answers…

So it is the first week of uni for 2012, and for some of you, the first week of uni ever.

This may seem daunting, and no doubt you have questions. Never fear – we are here to help!

Ask Us is available 24/7 with answers to a wide range of topics, including:

More information is available on Ask Us for Current Students, so if you have any questions be sure to check it out.

For further enquiries, contact the Library & IT Helpdesk or a library staff member at your campus.

Ask Us for current students