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Concerned about that next assignment? Meet with an academic skills adviser today. You can book a free consultation to receive help at any time during your study.

Make an appointment or drop in

Make an appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser by logging into Student Hub using your USC username and password and select Appointments, or contact Student Central for assistance.

You can also drop in (no appointment necessary) Monday–Friday from 12noon–1pm, Student Central, Ground Floor, Building C, Sippy Downs campus.

What to bring
  • the course outline
  • assignment question/s
  • any notes or drafts you have prepared for the assignment
  • the main reading, if relevant

Who are advisers?

Academic skills advisers are professionals who are trained and ready to help you develop a wide range of academic skills.

How can they help?

Academic skills advisers can meet with you for a one-on-one or group consultation to:

  • discuss an aspect of your assignment
  • help you develop strategies for proofreading and editing
  • help you gain study skills
  • work on your writing skills

They can help you with:

  • getting started
  • introductions and conclusions
  • writing skills such as developing an argument, structuring an essay and using relevant supporting evidence
  • punctuation and grammar
  • note taking
  • report writing
  • basic computer skills such as formatting and page set-up
  • referencing
  • time management
  • reading difficult material
  • mathematics and statistics
  • oral presentations

They cannot:

  • do the work for you
  • help you with content knowledge for your course (but they can advise you on ways of analysing and writing about the content)
  • predict the grade of your assignment
  • help with take-home exams

If the assignment is confusing you, or if you are having difficulty with the course content, please see your tutor or lecturer.

More information

Contact Student Central.

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