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BR1111 - Introduction to Academic Learning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Available to Tertiary Access students only

Students will be introduced to the essential knowledge and abilities they need to engage actively and effectively as an academic learner. Participation in the subject includes developing personal study skills and academic writing techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • reference correctly as per academic conventions;
  • identify and apply personal study methods, including time management skills;
  • demonstrate academic skills that include note-taking, reading, summarising, writing and introductory research skills;
  • create an extended written text using the structure and organisation of the academic essay genre;
  • compose an effective academic argument.

Subject Assessment

  • attendance and completion of block activities workbook (20%)
  • essays (80%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held from 9am-4pm over four consecutive days during orientation week plus fortnightly tutorials during the teaching period.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 28 hours lectures - 4 days intensive block mode during Orientation Week.
  • 26 hours tutorials - Weekly tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over four consecutive days during orientation week plus fortnightly tutorials during the Teaching Period.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 28 hours lectures - 4 days intensive block mode during Orientation Week
  • 26 hours tutorials - Weekly tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over four consecutive days during orientation week followed by fortnightly tutorials.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 28 hours lectures - 4 days intensive block mode during Orientation Week
  • 26 hours tutorials - Weekly tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over four consecutive days during orientation week followed by fortnightly tutorials.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 28 hours lectures - 4 days intensive block mode during Orientation Week
  • 26 hours tutorials - Weekly tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.