As the academic year begins to ramp up at Griffith, get off to a good start and stay on track with a handy process called the 4 Rs—reflect, resolve, reset and remind.
Reflect—draw on lessons learned from last year:
- Review your notes and read through your assignments.
- Make a list of things you can do better.
- Decide how you’ll turn your wish list into reality.
Resolve—make a resolution for this year’s study:
- Based on your reflections, resolve to improve at least one aspect of your study.
- Plan how to do this and share it with someone.
Reset—get back into the study mindset:
- Review your goals to energise and re-focus.
- Update your study planner and diary.
- Check your deadlines so you feel more focused.
- Set yourself daily study tasks to get back into a routine.
Remind—use checklists to stay on track:
- Make checklists of things to do before and during assignments, exams, or placements.
- Work through your checklists to feel reassured you have everything covered.
- Focus on what you’ve done already.
To find out more about how to improve your academic writing, study, research and referencing skills, visit the Library’s Study Smart webpages.