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Studiosity is an online tutoring service offering just-in-time homework and study help to students in years 3 – 12, in English, maths, science, research and study skills.
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►Wollongong City Library


ABC Splash is a new educational website with the best Australian content from across ABC TV and Radio plus high-quality video from around the world and is FREE. It is packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games.

See volcanos erupt and microbats fly. Investigate fossils, megafires and worm farms. Meet fairytale monsters. Unwrap an Ancient Egyptian mummy and explore the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet!

►ABC Splash


This resource has easy to read tips and strategies. These study skills will students stay organised will definitely find this guide very helpful.

►Study skills to succeed


Don't study harder—study smarter!

No one is born knowing how to study. It takes time and experience to know how to study well, and we'd like to share some of our experience with you.

These study skills have been developed specifically for high school students currently undertaking VCE, but they will also be useful in university and the workplace.

Year 11 and 12 Study Skills


Deakin University has written some helpful hints for Years 11 & 12. Good essay writing is a key skill for success in both HSC and university. So how do you write a good essay?

►Essay Writing


This video explains what in-text citations are, why they are important, and examples of using them in instances of direct quotes and paraphrasing.



Your Essential Guide for achieving your best (Sydney Morning Herald)

▶HSC Study Guide

The State Library is connecting HSC students with thousands of local and international newspapers, journals, magazines, reports, health and legal resources. This is a free online service. To gain access, register at:

►State Library of NSW HSC

A student-centred guide to research skills is the focus of this website. Students are encouraged to break the research process down into manageable components and match this with quality information. Links to essay-writing and study skills are also available.

►Research Skills

What is it? How do I make one?

►Annotated Bibliography


Richard Harland's writing tips. These tips are for genre writers not literary writers, for storytellers not writers of semi-autobiographical memoirs. Some of them apply specifically to fantasy, SF and horror, most of them work for any popular fiction that needs page-turning excitement, suspense and a strong storyline.

►Story Writing Tips

Mem Fox has some tips for those of you that want to write picture books.

►Dos and Dont's

►Advice for writers


Are you stuck on reading only one author? Then why don't you check out this website and find out the names of similar :

Literature Map


On the Internet today you can find information on virtually anything, but usually you have to wade through a large number of websites and knowledge before we can find the information we need. And usually this can take hours rather than minutes. So here are some effective methods for searching Google to help you find the relevant information you're looking for more quickly.

►10 Ways to Search Google


Do you have a great website you want to share with someone but it's tooooooo loooonnng. Then go to this website and make it into a tiny URL, just like I did for the Mystery Cube url.

►Tiny Url


►Cite a cat video