Sometimes it’s like Christmas Day when you get a course package; all those shiny, new books just waiting for you to dig in to them.
But did you know that many of the course texts used by AU courses also have companion websites that include study guides and materials, links to other pertinent sites, course synopses and outlines, essay tips and questions, etc.?
To find out if your course textbook has a companion site, look at the website of the publisher – it’s usually printed either on the back cover of the book at the bottom, or in the section where copyright and publishing information is related. It might take a little digging to find text related companion sites, but it can be worth it in the long run.
Also, don’t forget to see if the AU course you’re taking has its own site. Sometimes those sites have useful study information, as well as other valuable resources.