FOUND001-20X (HAM)

Introduction to Study Skills

15 Points

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: melanie.jones-leaning@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The purpose of this paper is to support students to develop appropriate learning practices that enhance their success and well-being at university.

During this paper students will be introduced to effective learning strategies such as note-taking, goal setting, planning, and reflection.

Students will also learn reading and writing skills relevant to an academic context.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught using a blended learning method which involves a combination of online and face-to-face activities.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply relevant positive learning practices to individual and collaborative study;
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  • Demonstrate relevant academic reading, writing, and research skills in assigned work;
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  • Analyse different approaches to well-being that relate to student success at University.
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Assessment

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Information about assessment is included below. More detailed instructions will be shared on Moodle and discussed in class.
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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. Learning activities
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online quizzes
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay Introduction
16 Dec 2020
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay Paragraphs
15 Jan 2021
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Essay Conclusion
29 Jan 2021
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Student Challenges Clip
3 Feb 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Final Essay
12 Feb 2021
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Individual Reflection
19 Feb 2021
No set time
15
  • In Class: In Workshop
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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Readings for this paper will be available on Moodle.
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Online Support

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Moodle:

Moodle is the online space for students to connect with each other as well as with teaching staff outside of the face-to-face classes. Students will use the site to ask teachers questions, participate in online discussions, and complete selected learning activities. You can also find assessment instructions, submit your completed assessments, access feedback, and keep track of your grades there.

To access Moodle, sign into your university login and click on the “Moodle” link. Moodle will be your main source of information for the course.

Panopto:

Lectures will be recorded and the links to these recordings will be available on the Moodle page for this paper. The aim of recording classes is to aid in the further study and understanding of content, and as a revision tool. Class recordings do not replace attendance.

Zoom:
Relevant live sessions and certain office hours will be hosted on Zoom.A link to Zoom will be accessible through Moodle.

Studiosity:

Studiosity is an online tutoring service for students at the University of Waikato. It’s accessible via Moodle and offers personalised, live, online help from trained experts in two ways:

  • Writing Feedback: upload your work to get help with academic writing and literacy (such as structure, grammar and referencing). Available 24/7, you will receive your feedback in less than 24 hours.

Connect Live: chat with a subject specialist to get help with academic writing and literacy, study skills, maths, economics, accounting or statistics.
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Workload

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This is a 15­ point paper. This means you are expected to dedicate 150 learning hours in total to this paper (10 hours per point). Learning hours are a combination of direct contact hours with teachers in tutorials and self­-directed hours spent watching prerecorded lectures, studying, doing assignments and preparing for tests.

Contact HoursSelf-directed HoursTotal Hours

46

102

150

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CUPR001

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