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CU1022 - Developing Academic Skills

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

Available to Diploma of Higher Education and Bachelor of Nursing Science (IHCAP) students only.

Developing Academic Skills allows you to develop the learning, thinking, critical reading and writing and time management skills that are required for rigorous study in a university context. The subject aims to facilitate the process of orientation and transition into academic teaching and learning cultures in a range of disciplines. You will develop learning skills relevant to the contemporary university environment to maximise learning from future lectures, tutorials and online subject materials. You will learn to plan and develop responses to a range of assessment tasks, and develop skills to prepare a range of written and oral tasks required in a university environment. Through actively engaging in planning, monitoring and evaluating your own learning, you will develop confidence in your own ability to be successful in higher education studies. There will be a strong emphasis on the importance of independent learning for successful university studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • locate, identify, analyse, synthesize and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of texts and sources for specific academic purposes;
  • communicate information, ideas, arguments and solutions in a clear and logical way using appropriate academic and referencing conventions;
  • demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed and independent learner through application of knowledge and academic literacy, digital literacy and numeracy skills;
  • demonstrate autonomy, judgment, accountability and responsibility to complete a range of higher education activities within broad but established parameters.

Subject Assessment

  • learning portfolio: part a (15%)
  • learning portfolio: part b (15%)
  • sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (40%)
  • discussion paper and written reflection (30%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
English language and numeracy proficiency to experience success in foundational university study.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
  • 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.