Deakin’s peer mentors share their top tried-and-tested tips for assignment success
Have you ever received support from a peer mentor at Deakin? If so, you’ll understand how valuable another student’s perspective can be when navigating uni life.
That’s why Deakin has a range of specialised peer mentors available to help you understand your subjects, find solutions for your queries, and help improve your academic skills.
Now that we’re well and truly in the middle of T2, you’ll no doubt be planning your upcoming assignments and maybe even thinking ahead to exam revision. We’ve got you covered! Here we review the best advice we’ve received from our peer mentors about how you might improve your assessments, based on frequent questions they’ve received and their own experience as students.
Pay attention to what you’re being asked to do
Focus on the basics
Take it easy (sometimes)
To stay happy and well as you work through assessments, you need to factor downtime and activities you enjoy into your study timetable – but it all comes down to striking the right balance.
‘I don’t just schedule classes and study hours; I also schedule leisure hours,’ says Amie. ‘This makes sure you don’t forget to take a moment to relax, and that you don’t spend too much time relaxing. If you don’t take breaks then you’re more likely to lose focus and end up losing time daydreaming, or just needing to stop and not being able to get back into it.’
Are you finding it tough to juggle your study with other responsibilities? Take a look at our handy assignment planner, study workload planners and tips for organising your studies which can help you map out a realistic and sustainable routine.