Study tips and techniques

Get tips and techniques to help you get ready for study, research effectively, write assessments, reference correctly and get prepared for exams.

  • Get ready for learning

    Get ready for learning with these tips on how to get started, make a plan, and set goals to stay on track.

  • Study, research, reading and note taking skills

    Strategies and skills to help with your studies, including how to read and take notes effectively, take in information, and research and evaluate the information you find.

  • Writing assessments

    Tips to get you started on your assessment, including understand the assessment topic, make a plan, academic writing and formatting.

  • Get help with academic writing and research skills

    If you need help to improve your academic writing and research skills, or with general study skills, our Library and Learning Centre, Te Whare Pukapuka Wāhanga Whakapakari Ako, team are here to help.

  • Referencing

    Find out why you need to reference and how to use APA referencing and avoid plagiarism.

  • Exam study

    Make a start on your exam study with these strategies on how to prepare, and plan your study and time in an exam.

  • Research ethics for doing research projects

    For some courses at Open Polytechnic you will need to do original research. This page includes information and resources about research ethics.