Monday, January 13, 2014

#LibraryResolutions: Part One

For the next three weeks, the L Files will be posting about getting your library life in order for 2014. This is the first of these posts. Read on and make a commitment to improve your study and research skills.

It may only be Week One, but before you know it mid-semester exams and assignments will be upon us. Don't hesitate: make 2014 the year you keep on top of your uni work and avoid end-of-semester freak-out syndrome.

Here are our Top 3 tips to get a head start on the semester:

  • Make the most of the quiet week or two at the beginning of semester and come along to a Top Library Tips class. The classes are only 30 minutes long and will show you the basics of using the library website and finding information for your assignments. That way, when your first assignment rolls around, the first step won't be figuring out where to look for information - that part will already be behind you. 

  • Speaking of knowing where to look for information, now is a good time to familiarise yourself with your faculty Library Guides. These subject-specific guides will show you the best resources for your assignments and how to use them.

  • If you pledge not to procrastinate this year, the most obvious commitment is to do your course readings on time. Did you know we have copies of most your set texts available for short-term loans in the Course Reserve section? Remember: around exam time these books are in high demand, so make sure you leave plenty of time to revise. 

Coming to a class, looking at your library guides and staying on top of your readings will make a huge difference at exam time. We promise.

>>>> In the next post in this series: Getting organised

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