Study skills and uni tips

These tools and guides provide information on how to produce academic work at Federation University Australia.

Follow the advice in these guides unless specific presentation requirements have been provided in your course for an individual piece of work. If you are unclear about any submission requirements, consult your course description, lecturer, tutor or teacher for clarification.

For more information on academic skills, how to build good study habits, and information about academic support at Federation, take a look at the Study Skills website

If you want to learn more about how to be prepared for university, register for FedReady.

General guide to writing and study skills

The General Guide to Writing & Study Skills (PDF, 1.45mb) includes information and examples on:

  • developing research and library skills
  • developing writing skills and techniques
  • understanding academic language and culture

FedCite referencing tool

The General Guide to Referencing has gone digital!

The FedCite Referencing tool has replaced the General Guide to Referencing and includes explanations for referencing different material formats in APA, Australian Harvard, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA referencing styles.

Assignment layout and appearance guidelines

Assignment Layout and Appearance Guidelines (PDF, 371kb) provides an overview of FedUni’s expectations for formatting and presenting your assessments.

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