What do we mean by “good study practices”?

Academic integrity rests on the same practices and skills, as does academic excellence. If you develop and apply these practices and skills, your work will not just be truly your own, but also the best that it can be.

More specifically, this means skills in:

  • Acquiring information and ideas from academically reputable sources. See the Skills@Library Searching for Information webpage for useful information;
  • Researching to generate your own information and ideas. Help on this is available through the Library blog Are you Learning about Research Methods? webpage;
  • Digesting information and ideas, especially through reading and note-taking. See the Skills@Library Reading and Note-taking webpages;
  • Thinking and analysing, bringing together material from different sources, and so working out your own interpretation and ideas. See the Skills@Library Critical Thinking webpage for useful information;
  • Creating and writing to express your personal understanding, ideas and opinions. Helpful advice on this is available through Skills@Library Writing webpage;
  • Judging when and how you can benefit from studying collaboratively with other students, and when it is vital to work independently. See the Skills@Library Group Work for help.