Get help with your assignments
If you need help with writing, researching or understanding your assignment, you’re not alone! That’s why we’ve developed plenty of resources on research and learning online. Our learning skills advisers are also there to help you with your assignments, and the Library offers virtual drop-in sessions, where you can get advice on academic research, writing and study skills.
It’s also a good idea to keep up-to-date with the Library’s weekly study tips. You’ll find all sorts of helpful advice on things like effective online study, assignment writing, and time management.
Help with English writing skills
Need some help with your assessment writing skills? With English Connect Online, you can submit your assignment or your resume online, or book a consultation for expert feedback.
Academic Integrity is central to building trust and confidence in the University and its community. At Monash, we take academic integrity very seriously, so we’ve produced an Academic Integrity Module to make sure that you understand why it’s important. The module will show you how to conduct your university studies in an ethical manner and inform you of your responsibilities.
How to complete the Academic Integrity Module
All students and staff can complete the module in the Compulsory Unit Portal (CUP). However, the module is compulsory for most students who are beginning their studies at Monash. If you’re not sure whether you need to complete this module, check in the Web Enrolment System (WES) on the Enrolment Summary screen (your compulsory modules will be listed in the Status column).
If you’re required to complete the module and start your degree in Semester 2, 2020, you’ll need to do this by 30 September. Here's how:
- Submit the agreement in the Web Enrolment System (WES).
- Complete the module – just make sure you do this before the deadline.
- Keep your proof of completion record (you’ll receive this in an email).
After you’ve completed the Academic Integrity module, you’ll:
- understand what academic integrity is, including the difference between plagiarism and collusion
- know why it’s important to you, the University, and the community
- be able to deal with common situations that arise in relation to academic integrity
- know where to find resources to help you improve your academic integrity knowledge and skills.
Working in teams
Here at Monash, we encourage working in teams so that you’re prepared for the workplace. Teamwork provides an opportunity to build your interpersonal and communication skills, which are highly sought after by employers.
To learn more about teamwork, take a look at these guides:
- A guide to group and team work: plan ahead to ensure you have a productive team meeting
- How to collaborate and communicate online for group assignments and projects: learn how to collaborate and communicate online for group assignments and projects.
Once classes are finished for the semester, you’ll be given time to study before the exam period starts (called swot vac).
We have a number of resources to help you prepare for your exams. It can be a stressful time so it’s important to take study breaks and look after yourself. See reducing stress and anxiety during exams for tips and resources.
Special consideration and extensions
If you think you need an extension for an assessment item because of some exceptional circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible to apply for special consideration. How you apply depends on whether you’re seeking special consideration for an in-semester task, an end-of-semester exam or an end-of-semester task. All the details are on our special consideration web page.
You might be able to request a short extension from your faculty, but you’ll need to get in touch with your unit coordinator or Chief Examiner for advice (you can find contact details in Moodle).
Not happy with your grades?
We’ve made some changes to exams and assessments for semester one 2020. If you fail a unit, that unit, mark and fail grade won’t be recorded on your academic transcript or count towards the Grade Point Average (GPA) or Weighted Average Mark (WAM). This also applies to other teaching periods that intersect or align with semester one.
See our grading and results update for more information.