- Optimising your learning and studying style
- Reading critically- learning reflectively
- What do we mean by 'academic'
- Academic knowledge and evaluating sources
- Academic Integrity and plagiarism
- Plagiarism and referencing
- Types of assignments: the argumentative essay
- Structuring your writing: the essay & paragraph
- Pre-writing strategies & formal writing style
- Incorporating feedback & unpacking submission requirements
- Writing practice and peer review
- Polishing your essay
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Web links
- Assignment 1 - Essay planning (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (45%)
- Assignment 3 - Response (15%)
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 subject
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
The complex processes, strategies, attitudes and language that characterise academic learning, research and writing are identified, discussed, practiced and applied in relation to set tasks to build a foundation for academic success.
Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.