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ASC160 - Introduction to University Study

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:M Clarke
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EAD103, ASC460

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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

One 800-word paper (20%), one 1600-word paper (40%), closed-book exam(40%).

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