UNI 1:STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

HUS1SAS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Humanities 1 SAS is designed to help students with the transition to university study. Students will learn to identify strategies and methodologies that support learning in an academically stimulating and supportive environment. Using a combination of face to face and on-line learning technology, the subject has four modules: Organisation and Expectations (how to manage time, form good study habits and meet the expectations of university study); Academic Conventions in reading and writing; Taking notes/making notes (how to get the most from weekly readings, research and lectures/seminars); The assignment writing process (how to effectively read and interpret topics, plan and produce successful assignments). A subject reader will be available.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCraig Horton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU1ASA

Equivalent subjects EDU1ASA

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Display ability to conduct and apply the principles of academic inquiry and research

Activities:
Participation in Library Skills workshop and production of annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Display capacity to produce effective presentations and use public speaking skills

Activities:
Group research project incorporating in-class oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Display understanding of academic writing and referencing conventions and apply these in the production of effective written communication.

Activities:
in-class test of academic writing conventions as well as essay of approximately 800 words on use of secondary source material, referencing and academic integrity.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Show an understanding of how knowledge is constructed by applying critical thinking skills to a range of academic readings and problems

Activities:
Essay of approximately 1500 words requiring the exercise of critical thinking to discuss reasoning, logic and argumentation in selected academic readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Use creative problem solving skills to identify and respond to intellectual challenges

Activities:
Short written exercise requirng a 200 word response to academic readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Work collaboratively on team projects with other students and demonstrate an understanding of effective team management and conflict resolution skills.

Activities:
Group research project incorporating in-class oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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