Programs on offer
Develop students practical academic skills, including: critical thinking, reading, researching and writing
- Workshops - on campus and online
- Subscribe to workshop alerts
- Request a workshop
- Archived workshops
- Study skills
- Drop-in consultations
- After-hours help
- Make an appointment
- Information for lecturers and tutors
- For students
Assignments and study skills help
Welcome to the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP). Our team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Make use of our free services to gain the skills you need to:
- Understand your assignments
- Know what standard of work is required
- Know how to get the grades you want
- Express yourself better in writing
- Produce academically appropriate work (essays, reports, journal articles, research papers).
Watch a short video on the services ALLSP offers to students
Find out more
All higher education CDU students: internal, external, international, domestic, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Free service - on campus, online and on the phone
|Academic Language and Learning Success Program Services||Semesters 1 & 2 (including revision week & exam weeks)||Between Semesters||Summer Semester|
Face-to-face individual consultations, workshops, and drop in
|PASS – Peer Assisted Study Sessions (on campus & online)|
An hour at PASS saves an hour at home wondering if you're on the right track.
|Study Skills Workshops (on campus & online)|
We run over 20 different study skills workshops during each semester. The workshops are conducted at Casuarina campus and the same workshops are conducted online on Collaborate for external students and those who can't make it to the on-campus workshops. Students are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish.
|View archived recorded workshops|
|Student requested workshops (on campus & online)|
Students are able to request a workshop, online or on campus, provided there is a minimum of three students to attend. The workshop is tailored to the students' needs. For example, a group of 6 nursing students requested a workshop on report writing with a focus on a particular assignment. The time of the workshop is negotiable.
|Individual consultations - day service (face-to-face, phone & Skype)|
Before seeking an individual consultation, we encourage students to attend at least one ALLSP workshop that concentrates on the academic skill they wish to learn about before seeking appointments for individual assistance. Appointments can be made online for phone, Skype or face-to-face consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address the student's specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.
Hours: all year round, Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (ACST),except public / CDU holidays.
Hours: all year round, Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.
After-hours consultations (face-to-face, phone & Skype)
The after-hours service is primarily for external student use, however, on campus students can also access it. The after-hours service is solely for individual consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address students' specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.
Hours: Mon - Thu.: 5pm - 9.30pm
Hours: Mon. - Fri: 12pm - 8pm (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.
|Drop-in service (face-to-face, phone & Skype)|
Up to 20-minute consultations are offered without an appointment at the 'drop-in centre' located in the CDU library. Drop in or call in during the times indicated.
Hours: Mon and Fri: 1pm - 4pm (ACST), except public / CDU holidays.
|Available by phone, call|
1800 157 900 (free phone call)
Hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.
The Study Skills website provides a comprehensive range of study skills information to enable students to gain an appreciation of the academic skills required at university. The website includes short (5-minute) study skills videos and interactive activities developed by ALLSP with the assistance of the multimedia team in the Office of Learning and Teaching. Study skills videos and interactive activities are continually being developed and added to the website for student use.
Recorded workshops online: Workshops we have conducted are available online for you to view and benefit from.
Mon - Thuy: 9am - 9.30pm (ACST)
Fri: 9am - 8pm (ACST)
Sat: 12.30pm - 5pm (ACST)
Closed on public / CDU holidays.
T: 08 8946 7459
T: 1800 157 900 (freecall)
Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9.30pm (ACST)
Fri: 5pm - 8pm (ACST)
Sat: 12.30pm - 5pm (ACST)
Study Skills Facilitator
Study Skills Facilitator
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