Undergraduate | USA-SSK10 | 2024
Tertiary Learning Strategies
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Commit to following the academic writing process. Cover everything from managing information to submitting your essay. Enhance your formal writing skills. Reference texts to support your arguments. Pick up techniques for compiling a bibliography.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 27 May 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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Tertiary Learning Strategies
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- plan and manage their study
- read and comprehend texts appropriate to undergraduate study
- access and use effectively, a range of resources related to their study
- recognise and apply academic conventions required for written assignments.
- Organisation of materials and time
- Managing information
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.
- Annotated Bibliography (2000 words) (40%)
- Reflective essay (800 words) (20%)
- Essay (1500 words) (40%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MUR-SSK12 (Not currently available)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word
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90%of students felt the study load was manageable
87%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills
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