* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
Unistart for Schools consists of a single unit of study which accounts for 120 student work hours. The unit has been designed to prepare Year 12 students for study at Southern Cross University and to learn about university expectations. Through a problem-based approach the unit introduces students to the culture of academic enquiry and the conventions of written communication at university, while learning how to balance competing commitments. The unit aims to develop student’s understanding of, and skills in, critical thinking and analysis, academic reading, academic writing, academic integrity, information literacy, research and self-management skills.
- Introduction to learning at university
- Principles of academic integrity
- Self-management and project management skills and strategies
- Finding and evaluating sources
- Critical reading and thinking
- Gathering and analysing data
- Reporting and presenting results
- Academic writing, academic arguments, and academic voice
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of writing in a university context|
|2||Apply independent learning and self- management strategies to studies|
|3||Undertake and manage guided research and enquiry|
|4||Apply principles of academic integrity to individual academic practices|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of writing in a university context
- Apply independent learning and self- management strategies to studies
- Undertake and manage guided research and enquiry
- Apply principles of academic integrity to individual academic practices
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Teaching and assessment
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