FOUND001-18B (HAM)

Introduction to Study Skills

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper develops and reinforces the skills required to succeed in university study. It provides students with practical skills and confidence in research, writing, technological presentations, and test and exam techniques. In addition, students are encouraged to develop skills in time-management, self-motivation and goal setting. The aim of this course is to equip participants with the academic skills and confidence to become capable and competent tertiary-literate students.

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Workload / Ngā mahi

This paper requires students to attend four contact hours a week, consisting of two one-hour lectures and a two-hour workshop. Assessments should be completed through a combination of in-class and independent activity. Overall, your are advised to treat study like a full-time job, factoring into this the need to adapt to peak and flow-times associated with assessment deadlines. See details further down.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes / Ngā putanga ako

    • Appreciate the importance of applying study skills in all areas of academic work, and as a means of achieving optimal results

    • Understand how to utilise a range of study skill processes as relevant across a variety of assessment types/contexts

    • Demonstrate competency in the areas of note-making, time-management, academic reading and writing, seminar presentation, and exam and test techniques
    • Utilise practices of motivation development and self-discipline, and apply these in order to increase skill levels
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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The assessments in this paper are scafolded in such a way that you will receive feedback as you progress. You need to pay attention to the various times and hand-in formats as follows:

Attendance

You will receive marks for this when you attend your workshops. These marks will be totalled at the end of the semester.

Pop quizzes

These will be *completed during workshops and are based on writing related material taught in the lab. You will have the lesson, do practice exercises and then complete the relevant quiz. You gain marks by completing these quizzes and you are also expected to incorporate the material in them into the production of your academic work.

Essay writing online tests 1 and 2 and reading for research online exercise

These will be *open for approximately a week after the related lectures. You will receive reminders and pointers from Dassia and Melanie as these assessments become due.

The introduction and body paragraphs with intext referencing

These components of your essay will be due in the weeks beginning the dates signalled below. You do not all have to have these handed in on the Monday of that week.*Rather, they must be submitted to Moodle before you attend your allocated workshop time.

Student problems clips

These are group projects which *your group will present in your allocated workshops (as per above). PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY NOT FORM GROUPS WITH STUDENTS FROM OTHER WORKSHOP TIMES. If you experience any issues, you need to speak to your workshop tutor, (Dassia or Melanie).

The final essay with conclusion and reference list

This only needs to be submitted online. It should be a polished version of the work you completed on previous parts of the essay with the addition of conclusion and reference list.*Please note that it is worth 20% of your total mark in this paper which makes it a very important piece of assessment for study skills. You are advised to complete it to a high standard through the incorporation of feedback which was given for previous parts of the essay as well as tips etc you will be exposed to through lectures and essay writing online tests 1 and 2.

The study skills final online test

This test will be *open for just over a week after the related lecture. You will receive reminders and pointers from Dassia and Melanie as it becomes due. *Please note that it is worth 20% of your total mark in this paper which makes it a very important piece of assessment for study skills.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Attendance: Marks collected across the semester, totalled at the end.
10
  • Other: Totalled at the end of semester
2. Workshop pop quizzes: Weeks to be advised
10
  • In Class: In Lab
3. Reading for research online exercise
22 Jul 2018
12:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay writing online test 1
29 Jul 2018
12:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Essay Introduction
30 Jul 2018
11:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Essay body and intext referencing
13 Aug 2018
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
7. Essay writing online test 2
9 Sep 2018
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Student problems clip
24 Sep 2018
1:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Lab
9. Final essay with conclusion and reference list
8 Oct 2018
12:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Final test (online)
28 Oct 2018
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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You are expected to read in-depth in the area of your essay topic. Preliminary reading lists will be provided and from there, you will also be required to conduct independent research. A rule of thumb for academic reading for assessments, is that you would complete one hour of reading for every percent a piece of work is worth.
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Recommended Readings

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These readings concern study skills and are there for you to refer to as needed:

Manalo, E., & Trafford, J. (2003). Head Start: How to succeed in tertiary studies.

Auckland: Longman.

Perrin, R. (2010). Pocket Guide to APA Style (6 Ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin

Additional Readings:

There will be a specific document devoted to online resources for your essay topics. Once uploaded, it will be found at the bottom of the Introduction to Study Skills blurb and is entitled ‘Essay resources and topics’

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Online Support

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Moodle, panopto, Facebook, email
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Workload

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Coursework completed in your own time is estimated to take you an average of 4-6 hours per week, for each of your papers in the bridging programmes, with peaks and flows depending on assignment deadlines.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This place relates closely to all other papers in your programme and it expected that the study skills you learn in FOUND001, will be applied in those other papers. (E.G. time-management skills, writing standards and referencing formats).
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CUPR001

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