Stay on top of content with course readings

It’s week four of trimester three, so if you’re studying this trimester we’re hoping you’re well and truly into the swing of things by now! None of that ‘I’ll start it next week’ attitude!

An important aspect of staying on top of course content is ensuring you are completing any assigned readings. Luckily, Griffith have made keeping on top of this super easy by ensuring all of your course readings are in one easily accessible place.

Under your course in Learning@Griffith, you’ll see a Readings link in the left hand menu. This will direct you to your course reading list. Here, you’ll find all your course readings clearly laid out.

If it’s an online resource, you’ll see a link to the right which says Online Resource (makes sense, right?). Simply click on this link and it’ll take you straight to the resource. eBook, website, video – you’ll be ready to read or watch!

If it’s not an online resource, don’t fret, ‘cause it should be in our library! Simply click on the title, and you’ll be taken to a page which includes the availability and location of the book in our libraries.

You can even personalise your reading lists by assigning a read status to resources (will read, reading now, have read, and won’t read – ‘cause let’s be honest), and adding study notes.

It’s so easy, there’s almost no excuse not to stay on top of your course readings!

For further help with readings lists, check out the getting started (for students) guide or Ask Us.


Reading Lists are here to help

In order to be successful at university, you have to read.

Yep, those pesky readings your tutors keep asking you about in class are the key to success! Extra time spent studying and reading can significantly increase your understanding and, importantly, your grades.

You can find a detailed list of all of your course’s readings by going to the Readings link in your Learning@Griffith course site, or simply typing in your course code here. Too easy, right?

These Lists will have information about and links to all the readings you can ever hope to get your hot little hands on. Readings you are required to read are labelled required (genius right?).

There are also recommended readings. These are readings your lecturer/tutor think will help increase your understanding and knowledge. Don’t skip past them! They can help you learn, and give you more references for your next assignment. You know they’re good, because your lecturer recommends them.

You can also use the Reading List Service to set your reading intentions. You can set readings as ‘will read’, ‘reading now’,  ‘have read’, and ‘won’t read’.

Studies have shown that setting intentions is even better than setting resolutions. You are more likely to follow through with something if you set yourself an intention to do so.

For example, ‘I intend to watch the new Game of Thrones episode only after I have finished my readings’. Winter is here, but so is assignment season!

So find your Reading List and get cracking on setting those intentions. Just don’t forget to follow through!

For further information, check out the how-to guide for Reading Lists.


It’s super easy to find your course readings

Did you know your course readings are available on Learning@Griffith

Your course readings are super easy to find, so there’s almost no excuse to not do your readings!

You can find a detailed list of all of your course’s readings by going to the Readings link in your Learning@Griffith course site, or simply typing in your course code here. Too easy, right?

Well imagine this is an infomercial, because wait – there’s more! Not only will it provide you a list of all your readings, it will also link you directly to them.

If it’s an online resource, you’ll see a link to the right which says Online Resource (makes sense, right?). Simply click on this link and it’ll take you straight to the resource. eBook, website, video – you’ll be ready to read or watch!

If it’s not an online resource, don’t fret, ‘cause it should be in our library! Simply click on the title, and you’ll be taken to a page which includes the availability and location of the book in our libraries.

You can even personalise your reading lists by assigning a read status to resources (will read, reading now, have read, and won’t read – ‘cause let’s be honest), and adding study notes.


Course readings are super easy to access

Course readings now online

Did your lecturer tell you about an awesome resource that you absolutely have to read? Not sure where to find it?

Good news! If it’s a course reading, you can access it via the Reading List Service. The Reading List Service provides you with 24/7 access to your recommended and required reading materials.

You can access the Reading List Service via the Readings link within your Learning@Griffith course. Or you can bookmark this hyperlink on your computer or mobile device: https://griffith.rl.talis.com/index.html

Readings for online resources are automatically linked, saving you time and effort to search for individual journal articles, eBooks, book chapters or websites.

It’s also easy to locate and reserve hard copy materials. The Reading List Service automatically displays their availability in the Library and their location details.

Study more effectively by using the personalisation features; they can help you keep track of your readings progress and add personal study notes. Make sure you sign-in to take advantage of these features!


Read me! Read me! Your course readings await

Enjoy your easy-to-access Course Readings... by the beach! Actually, access them anywhere, anytime!

Your lecturers have recommended a bunch of titles for you to read…. And some aren’t optional!

Do you have a list of books you want to read? Maybe you are keen to indulge in a couple of Dymocks Best 101 Books, or make a start on the Brisbane City Council’s Top 40 Book Club Reads 2015. We certainly are!

Well, put those literary (and not so literary) books aside because uni has well and truly begun! Your lovely lecturers have a bunch of titles they would like you to read for your course – and they have put them in a handy reading list for you.

You can access all your course reading lists via the Reading List Service. The Reading List Service provides you with 24/7 access to your recommended and required reading materials.

Access your reading list via the Readings link within your Learning@Griffith course. Or bookmark this hyperlink on your computer or mobile device: https://griffith.rl.talis.com/index.html

Readings for online resources are automatically linked, saving you time and effort to search for individual journal articles, eBooks, book chapters or websites.

For print books, the Reading List Service automatically displays the book’s availability in the Library and the location details for books, DVDs and other materials, making it easier than ever to locate and reserve hard copy materials.

Study more effectively by using personalisation features that help you keep track of your readings progress and add personal study notes. Make sure you sign-in to take advantage of these features!

For more information on how to use the reading list service please visit Course Readings – For Students.