Gain the skills required for university study

Discover how to make the most of your study time and give yourself the best chance of acing your assignments and exams.

We also have heaps of helpful tips and tools for correct referencing.

Brush up on your study skills

We have a stack of helpful resources to help you prepare for university study. These include tips for reading and taking notes, and making the most of your study time. Here are some quick links to get you started.

Digital Dexterity Quiz

Digital skills have never been more important. Discover your digital dexterity with our self-evaluation tool and identify areas you can improve.

Bookable group study spaces

Bookable group study spaces are perfect for acing any group assessment.

Access free online training to improve your digital skills

You can access free online training in the various versions of Microsoft Office. Step-by-step instructions and videos are available in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products that allow you to improve your digital skills. Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free online training to help develop your skills. Access training in Excel, PowerPoint, visualisation, analysis and more.

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Study help

Smarthinking is a free 24/7 online tutoring service available to all Griffith students seeking advice on improving their writing skills. Students can submit their assignment draft for review and receive a response in 24 hours. Smarthinking and Study Smart are your first step​s​ to improving your writing and study skills.


Get specialist advice

Library specialists can assist you with improving your academic writing, study skills, referencing, and research needs.  This includes referrals with a learning adviser for an Academic Integrity breach. If needed, we can arrange a time to talk to you by phone or online.

Get help from the library

Quiz yourself

After looking through the above sections you may take the Study Smart Quiz to test your understanding of academic writing.


We are here to help!

If you have any questions about the Library or computing, you can find your answers on Ask Us 24/7.

Or you can ask our friendly staff about Library and IT products and services, find us in the libraries or contact us by phone, email or chat.


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