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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to BAR100
    • Critical reading and notemaking
    • Writing for yourself and for others
    • How to Use Other People's Ideas
    • Using critical reading to summarise other people's ideas
    • Writing a scientific report
    • Interpreting and applying numeracy
    • Report Outline and using databases
    • 5 ways to improve your writing
    • Developing an Argument
    • Writing Workshop
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. developing clearer and more concise expression of ideas; developing organised written arguments
  2. able to structure an oral presentation and use appropriate language to participate thoughtfully in class discussion
  3. developing critical listening skills for preparation and in tutorial discussion
  4. able to preview and read literary, visual and graphical texts critically
  5. interprets graphical information and converts simple data
  6. able to use the library and online subject resources
  7. developing coherent arguments to support critical analysis; developing creative thinking tools
  8. able to locate appropriate research materials online and in the library; able to reference correctly
  9. self-reliant and manages time for study, work, family and leisure
  10. able reflect on skills, attitudes and knowledge
  11. applies basic creative problem solving processes
  12. gives appropriate feedback and open to accepting critical feedback
  13. exchanges ideas and cooperates with class members
  14. respects diverse ideas and perspectives
  15. demonstrates academic integrity and how to cite sources.
  • Assignment 1 - 1200 words (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online discussions (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Develop learning habits (15%)
  • Assignment 4 - 5 minute presentation (10%)
  • Assignment 5 - 10 referencing questions (10%)
  • Assignment 6 - 1000-1200 words (25%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MUR-ISU110
  • MUR-ISU102
  • MUR-ISU111
  • MUR-ISU103
  • MUR-PTR120

Special requirements

No special requirements

This Academic Learning Skills subject is for students enrolled in the BA degree. It will help you make the transition to university culture and introduce you to the range of lifelong learning skills needed at university and beyond. These include organisational as well as thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. It will develop interpersonal skills that encourage you to question, listen and act ethically; tolerate ambiguity, embrace openness, curiosity and intellectual risk-taking; and to make connections and work collaboratively. 

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