Grasp the word

Last month I spent a few days in Brisbane helping my dad to downsize, and among the piles of papers and memorabilia from several lifetimes of collecting were the architectural plans for the house my grandparents built on what was, in the 1940s, vacant land at Warrawee. File photo. This is not the plan of …

15 great book cataloguing apps

For those who want to explore the world of online book cataloguing apps, here is an alphabetical list of the main contenders, current as at October 2021. It's not always easy to find the book you're looking for, even at home. BookBuddy (free up to 50 books; $5.00 one-time fee for Pro version; iOS) Add items via …

How to catalogue your home library

Hello, book lover! If you own a lot of books, or refer to your books as a “collection,” there’s a good chance you’ve thought about organising them more comprehensively than by arranging them on shelves according to genre, subject or author. You may even have a list of titles in a file somewhere.  But what …

How to improve your essay marks

What gets good marks? A good academic essay directly addresses the set task, and is well-researched, well-argued, and well-structured. Pay close attention to these qualities, and to matters of style, and you will see improvements in your essay marks. Relevance You must adequately address the essay question or topic. Failure to do so suggests unfamiliarity …

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