ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR TERTIARY STUDY A

EDU1ASA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Academic Skills for Tertiary Study is a subject designed to help students with the transition to university. Students learn about the structure and language needed to be successful in written work and tutorial presentations. This unit also models ways to improve essential skills such as critical thinking and analytical writing. Using a combination of face to face and on-line learning technology, the subject guides students through: the note-taking/making process (how to get the most from prescribed readingsand lectures); academic conventions in writing (how to consider audience and tone) and referencing (how to comply with academic integrity standards); the assignment writing process (how to plan and write cohesively structured assignments thataddress the topic);oral presentations (how to deliver a formal speech) and exam preparation. Learning is supported in an academically stimulating and supportive environment.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential Academic Skills (2nd edition)RecommendedK. Turner, L. Ireland, B. Krenus, & L. Pointon (2011)Oxford University Press
ReadingsSuccess at University: What They Haven't Told YouRecommendedS. Moss & A. Fleming (2010)Tilde University Press
ReadingsThe Little Penguin Handbook (3rd edition)RecommendedL. Faigley (2014)Pearson Australia
ReadingsEssay Writing: A Student's GuideRecommendedM. Shields (2012)Sage
ReadingsCommunications Toolkit (3rd edition)RecommendedJ. Grellier & V. Goerke (2014)Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse an assignment question and find relevant material to form an appropriate response

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Read complex texts critically and take concise and useful notes

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Plan, structure, draft and write a cohesive and coherent academic text that addresses the topic

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Deliver an oral presentation to the class that is informative and well structured.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

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