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ASC160 - Introduction to University Study

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Clarke
Incompatible with:



Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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 lectures and tutorials, 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.


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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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