Tertiary Learning Strategies - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Annotated Bibliography - (2000 words) (40%) , Essay 1 - Reflective essay (800 words) (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,369.00

Get a great start to your study. In this unit you are presented with knowledge and generic skills relevant to studying at a tertiary level. The unit leads you through a staged process from submission of a brief non-academic writing task, through to completion of a researched and referenced academic essay. Along the way, you learn how to develop your formal writing skills, read and interpret academic texts and use library and internet resources to research and support academic arguments. You also learn ways to organise your time and resources, approaches to assignment writing, how to relate reference material to assigned writing, protocols of in-text referencing (Harvard/Author-Date) and techniques for compiling a bibliography. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to plan and manage your study, read and comprehend texts appropriate to undergraduate study, access and use a range of resources and recognise and apply academic conventions required for written assignments.

This unit is part of the Business Pathway.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. plan and manage their study
  2. read and comprehend texts appropriate to undergraduate study
  3. access and use effectively, a range of resources related to their study
  4. recognise and apply academic conventions required for written assignments.
  • Annotated Bibliography — (2000 words) (40%)
  • Essay 1 — Reflective essay (800 words) (20%)
  • Essay 2 — (1500 words) (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SSK12 — Introduction to University Learning

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Organisation of materials and time
3Managing information

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings
  • Study Guide
  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Tertiary Learning Strategies

    By:University of South Australia

    ISBN: 9781488610134


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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