Improve your academic performance

Take action now to improve your results

The Library can assist you to identify and develop information research and learning skills to improve your performance and progression through your studies.

What does the Library provide

Librarians and learning skills advisers can work with you on:

  • time management
  • effective reading and note-taking
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • finding, evaluating and using information
  • collaboration and team work
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • essay, report and assignment writing
  • citing and referencing for academic integrity
  • oral communication and presentation.

What action can I take?

  • Academic staff may wish to use the Assignment action sheet (docx, 79kb) to mark first assignments

  • Students can come to a drop-in at the library. You should bring along a completed Learning skills assessment questionnaire (docx, 25kb). This will help determine which skills you need to develop

  • Attend the SMART program, a free 5-week course to maximise your academic outcomes by developing learning strategies for success, motivation, stress reduction and time management. This program is co-delivered by the Library and Monash Counselling.

  • Book into a workshop to improve your skills. Check the Library class booking system (using the name of your home library as a keyword eg "Caulfield")

  • Contact a librarian or learning skills adviser at your campus to find out about the above programs.