Four ways the ALC can help you!

The blissful haze of starting your course might be beginning to waiver as we get prepped to enter a busy time of year. Before you know it, assignments will be starting to pile up and assessment dates will be looming.

But we’re here to tell you you don’t have to suffer in silence…

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As we’re ramping up, here’s the thing you need to remember: planning and preparation is the key to academic success – and when you think academic success, think the Academic Learning Centre.

Work it out – nice and early

No matter which campus you’re on or which course you’re studying (HE or VET), the ALC can help you to get on track (nice and early) and stay on track.

Here are four ways the ALC can help you:

  1. Assignments – from academic assignment writing, to referencing, note taking and paraphrasing. Advice on assignment planning is also available.
  2. Computing – including Microsoft programs, HTML, MYOB and Javascript.
  3. Science – assistance with biology, chemistry, botany, and physics (if you have to tackle any of that for your units), as well as teaching a ‘how to’ approach science study.
  4. Maths – help with refreshing or developing background knowledge in maths and statistics. Particularly helpful if you’re heading into an engineering course and need to brush up!

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Get support that works for you

The ALC is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information, advice and resources to assist you with many of the requirements of study. There’s no need to do it all yourself, and there’s more than one way to access the ALC.

  • On-campus and online workshops are held throughout each term (keep an eye on your student email for our newsletter with topics, dates and times)
  • Loads of self-help resources available on the ALC Moodlesite
  • One on one appointments (either in-person or online)
  • Term planners (a fantastic resource for getting organised)

We also have study groups for mature age learners, and specialised assistance if English is your second language.

If you want to tackle your study with a plan to stay on top of your workload, you will need to get familiar with the ALC.

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Right now while you’re relaxed, fully caffeinated and not at all sleep-deprived, it might seem silly to prepare or to even think about preparing. But think of yourself later down the track when you’re assignment deadlines are looming, and you’ll be glad you did.

For more information on how the ALC can help you to become a confident and independent learner, visit the Academic Learning Centre webpage.

Now that you want to, how do you contact the ALC?

Phone 07 4970 7211 or email

You’ll also find the ALC on Moodle here.

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A past student of CQUniversity and current Student Communications team member, Sarah-Joy fully sympathises with caffeine-driven assignment deadlines and the inevitable feeling of overwhelm…

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