Students procrastinate for many reasons, but some reasons are typical among students struggling to get started on assignments. This post explains the key issues for students and provides advice on how to quickly break the procrastination cycle.
At some stage, we have all capitalised a word we shouldn’t have and not capitalised when when it was correct to do so. Some capitalisation rules have been etched in our minds since we were kids, and others are less easily recalled.
Getting it right every time can be tricky, so here’s a cheat sheet to help you polish up your writing with correct capitalisation.
Click on the cheat sheet below to download your FREE copy.
Putting together a comprehensive plan for your semester isn't something you can do in five minutes; it is, however, recommended if you want to avoid the stress that comes with being overwhelmed and stressed just a few short weeks into the semester.
Follow our step by step planning process to ensure you have a plan that is realistic and one that will help you to to get on top of your assignments from the outset.
Are you preparing to travel to Australia to study? This post includes checklists to help you on your way. It includes
the essential items you will need to organise for your travel,
tips to help you prepare for life and study after you arrive,
and a packing list of the clothes and personal items I suggest you bring with you.
This information has also been included in a handy checklist that you can download and complete in the lead up to your departure.
At college or uni, you will be required to write in the formal or academic writing style. To do this successfully you will need to be familiar with the style features of this type of writing. Here you will find brief outlines of key style features of academic writing. You can also download a cheat sheet containing this information for easy reference when you are writing and editing your work.
The English language is loaded with words that sound the same but mean different things (homonyms) and other words where the spelling is almost the same but the words also mean different things. It's, therefore, not surprising that both native and non-native English speakers sometimes confuse words and the spelling of some words.
Some of the most talented and successful people suffer from imposter syndrome, the worrying belief that you are not as smart or as talented as people think you are, and it won’t be long before you are exposed as a fraud. The brilliant author, poet and Nobel Laureate, May Angelou spoke of feeling like a fraud, saying, “I have written 11 books, but each time I think, uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.” Thankfully, suffering from Imposter syndrome doesn’t make you an imposter.
Communicating well in the English language will be critical for your success at college or university in Australia. As well as the traditional ways of developing your language skills, there are many ways that you can continuously work on improving your English as you go about your day to day life. Here are 20 top tips.
If you are an international student, you are highly likely to experience some degree of culture shock on arrival in Australia and during your first semester - this is perfectly normal. Understanding the culture shock process can help you to reduce its negative effects.