STU101: Study Skills
|Unit type||Mandatory for students with Provisional Enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts|
|Indicative contact hours||2 hours per week|
|Offered in||Semester 1 and 2|
|Tuition fee||Learn more|
This unit fosters the development of a range of academic skills required for success in the study of the liberal arts, including skills involved in note taking, academic reading, academic writing and tutorial presentation. The writing component involves a particular focus on the skills involved in the writing of an academic essay, and addresses requirements to do with content knowledge, research and critical reading, note taking, academic writing, structuring and developing arguments, referencing, and time management. The presentation component covers the preparation for, structuring of, and delivery of, tutorial presentations and critical reviews. Students are required to complete a range of assessment tasks directly related to study skills and drawn from the assessment tasks in other unit being studied currently.
The objectives are for students to consolidate their existing knowledge base and to engage with the material in such a way as to critically evaluate assumptions, models and techniques in order to apply them to new situations. More specifically, the objectives are:
- to gain maximum benefit from lectures and tutorials;
- to improve skills in academic reading, academic writing, and oral presentation;
- to develop skills in time management, including preparing for classes and assessment tasks;
- to develop confidence to participate in individual and group learning activities;
- to develop confidence and skills for consultation with lecturers and others involved in the teaching and learning process.