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BR1111 - Introduction to Academic Skills

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies

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. Please note students based on Thursday Island must enroll in the Thursday Island Limited Mode.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and apply personal study methods;
  • develop academic skills that include note-taking, reading, writing and introductory research skills;
  • reference correctly as per academic conventions;
  • develop listening skills;
  • develop time management skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held from 9am-4pm over five consecutive days during orientation week plus two 1 hour tutorials during the Teaching Period)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Professor Yvonne Cadet-James.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures - 5 days at 6 hrs in an intensive block mode during orientation week for the lecture delivery
  • 2 hours tutorials - 2x1hour tutorials during Teaching Period
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over five consecutive days during orientation week followed by two one hour tutorials during the Teaching Period.)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Professor Yvonne Cadet-James.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures - 5 days at 6 hrs in an intensive block mode during orientation week
  • 2 hours tutorials - 2x1 hour tutorials during the Teaching Period
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over five consecutive days during orientation week followed by two one hour tutorials during the Teaching Period)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures - 5 days intensive block
  • 2 hours tutorials - 2x1 hour tutorials during the Teaching Period
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); competency assessments during block (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching (Classes will be held 9am-4pm over five consecutive days during orientation week followed by two one hour tutorials during the Teaching Period)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures - 5 days intensive block mode during orientation week
  • 2 hours tutorials - 2x1 hour tutorials during the Teaching Period.
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); (50%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching (This subject will be delivered via the Elluminate program.)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: competency assessments (40%); essays (30%); online tests (30%).

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.