Strengthen your assignments with these top tips from Deakin’s peer mentors
Have you ever sought help from a peer mentor at Deakin? If not, you’re yet to understand just how valuable another student’s perspective can be when navigating uni life!
Deakin has a range of specialised peer mentors who can support you in a number of ways. They are available to help you understand your subjects, find solutions for your queries, and help you improve your academic skills.
Now that Trimester 1 is well underway, you’ll no doubt be working on various assignments. We’ve got you covered! Here we take a look at 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 mastering the basics
Remember to pace yourself
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.’
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.
Believe in yourself (and keep trying!)
Reach out for help any time you need it
Could you use a little more guidance with your assignments? Head to the Maths Resource Centre webpage for help with your maths practice, or check out the various Academic skills guides and other Study Support resources for targeted advice. Our Writing and Maths Mentors are also available during various drop-in times throughout the trimester.