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Health Sciences: Learning skills

Guide to resources for assessment tasks in health issues, health education and public health

Learning skills in the library

Monash University Library provides services and resources to those who want to improve their learning skills, including the quality of their academic English and approaches to study at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Learning skills advisers in the library provide workshops and advice on a range of academic skills including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • writing for research projects
  • oral communication and presentation

Drop-in sessions are 10 - 15 minute consultations with a Learning Skills Adviser. These are available to any student, no appointment is necessary and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-ins commence in week 2 and run through to week 14.

Attend a drop-in to discuss your individual study needs. If you are working on a specific assessment task make sure you take your assignment details to the drop-in.

Individual consultations are available for Honours, Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research students, as well as students with referrals from lecturer, faculty, Health, Wellbeing and Development and the Disability Liaison Unit.

The class booking system lists library and learning skills workshops. Search by campus to see the sessions available.

Online resources:

A number of comprehensive online resources are available to assist with learning skills: