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AIX160 - Introduction to University Study

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Student quotas apply to the Burwood (Melbourne) Campus and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offerings of this unit.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Petra Brown

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASC160, EAD102, EAD103, EAD110, EAD111

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit helps students to develop the skills required for successful university study. They include:
(1) a range of organisational skills, including: time management, getting the most from classes and seminars, and maximising the chances of doing well in exams;
(2) written communication skills, to help with the 100,000+ words students write during their undergraduate career, including: essay planning and structure, abstracts and reviews, academic writing conventions, general writing practices, and working with diagrams and tables; and
(3) information retrieval skills, including efficient searching of: the library catalogue, journal databases, and World Wide Web pages.

Assessment

Research and Writing Exercise, 20%, 800 words

Research and Writing Exercise, 40%, 1600 words

Test, 40%

Unit Fee Information

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