Introduces students to time management, communication skills, and reading and writing conventions within university discipline focused study. Students will develop understanding of, and skills in, digital literacies within SCU environment, a variety of academic writing genres relevant to their discipline of study, and principles and application of academic integrity.
Topic 1: Introduction to university skills
- Time management
- Learning skills
- Digital literacy for university study
- Forms of communication with peers and teachers
- Reflective learning
Topic 2: Principles of Academic Integrity
- Understanding plagiarism
- Genres of quotation and academic acknowledgment
- Academic Integrity technologies
Topic 3: Critical Reading
- Reading strategies
- Reading for argument
- Reading for evidence
- Critical Thinking
- Effective Note Taking
Topic 4 : Academic Writing
- Understanding academic genres within a discipline
- Understanding structure and argument
- Features of academic writing
- Report writing
- Essay writing
- Reflective writing
- Assignment completion steps
- Portfolio preparation
Topic 5 : Oral Presentations
- Features of effective presentations
- Body language
- Answering questions
- Visual aids
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||select and apply independent learning and self-management strategies to their studies.||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
|2||identify and use different forms of communication relevant to a discipline.||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply principles of academic integrity to individual and team work.||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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