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Study Skills consultations

If you have any queries about studying at university – whether it is about researching, writing, understanding criteria or the feedback you received on your last assignment – we can assist.  Consultations are free for all undergraduate and postgraduate Deakin students.

You can:

Make an appointment

Geelong Waurn Ponds

The Study Skills team is located in the Library, just inside the entrance near the Library service desk.

Make an appointment:

  • call Student Life reception on 03 5227 122103 5227 1221.

Geelong Waterfront

The Study Skills team is located in the Library.

Make an appointment:

Melbourne Burwood

The Study Skills team is located in The Learning Space, Building H, Level 1.

Make an appointment:

  • in person at the Learning Space
  • or call The Learning Space on 03 9246 825003 9246 8250.

Appointments are also available after 5 pm.

Melbourne: Deakin Learning Hub at Dandenong

 Deakin Learning Hub at Dandenong

Level 3, 237 Princes Highway (or 237 Lonsdale Street), Dandenong.

Make an appointment:

  • Call 03 92468997 for details.

Warrnambool

The Study Skills team is located in the Library (room B2.40) and in Student Life (Lower Level, Building B).

Make an appointment:

  • in person at the Library front desk
  • in person at Student Life reception (Lower Lever, Building B)
  • or call Student Life on 03 5563 325603 5563 3256.

Study Skills consultations: frequently asked questions

What can I expect in a consultation with a Language and Learning Adviser?

To get the most out of your consultation come prepared with some specific questions about your assignment.

When you attend a consultation with a Language and Learning Adviser they will ask you to fill in a brief questionnaire.  You will be asked why you have made an appointment and the session will then attempt to address your needs. Please note that consultations are teaching and learning sessions - advisers do not correct, edit or proofread essays. They do make general suggestions about assignment criteria and essay structure.

It is always best to see us as early as possible, even during the early planning or writing stages of an assignment.

What if I am a cloud (online) student?

You can meet with a Language and Learning Adviser or peer mentor in person at any campus.

You can make an appointment for a long consultation with a Language and Learning Adviser via email or telephone. 03 9246 8250 (International +61 3 9246 8250+61 3 9246 8250). Once this is done, a Language and Learning Adviser will contact you at the designated time.

In addition you can attend an Study Skills workshop online or access our self-help resources.

Can a Language and Learning Adviser or peer mentor edit my essay?

No. Neither peer mentors nor Language and Learning Advisers edit or proofread essays. The aim of a Study Skills consultation is to assist you to identify areas for improvement and give you advice on how to improve your writing. For this reason it is important that you come prepared with a specific question about your essay.

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