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Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Organisation of materials and time
    • Writing
    • Managing information
    • Referencing
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Print materials

      • Book of readings
      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MUR-SSK12


Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word

Special requirements

No special requirements

Get a great start to your study. In this subject you are presented with knowledge and generic skills relevant to studying at a tertiary level. The subject 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 subject, 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 subject is part of the Business Pathway.

OUA Pathways recommends the best subjects to start your studies, even if you're not sure which degree you want to do. Each pathway includes four subjects based on your area of interest. Once you complete your recommended path you'll be able to choose from a range of degrees in your area of interest. Plus, each of the subjects you complete through OUA Pathways can also be credited towards your chosen degree.

Learn more about OUA Pathways.

  • (2000 words) (40%)
  • Reflective essay (800 words) (20%)
  • (1500 words) (40%)

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