FOUND001-22C (HAM)

Academic Essentials

15 Points

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: judith.bogle@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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During this paper students will be introduced to the academic context and effective learning strategies that will support their success at university. Key topics include academic success, study skills, well-being and identity. Throughout the paper, students will develop their skills in academic reading and
writing, note-taking, goal setting, planning, and reflection. They will be introduced to the principles of academic integrity and the importance of
referencing. A key thread throughout the paper is understanding their own learning preferences, and how to stay well while studying.
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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught on University of Waikato, Hamilton campus

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • apply positive learning practices to individual study;
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  • demonstrate academic reading, and writing skills;
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  • collaborate in a small group context;
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  • recognise the contribution of well-being, self-awareness and identity to future success.
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Assessment

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Information about assessments in this paper is below. More detailed instructions are on Moodle and will be 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. Essay
Sum of All
35
2. Essay Plan (10%)
10 Dec 2022
5:00 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay Paragraphs (15%)
15 Jan 2023
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Essay (10%)
13 Feb 2023
5:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Student Challenges Clip - group project
18 Jan 2023
12:30 AM
15
  • Email: Lecturer
6. Individual Reflection
Sum of All
19 Feb 2023
No set time
15
7. Reflective Journal (7.5%)
12 Feb 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Reflective Presentation (7.5%)
8 Feb 2023
9:00 AM
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  • Presentation: In Class
9. Learning activities
19 Feb 2023
No set time
22
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Academic Integrity modules
19 Feb 2023
No set time
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Transition activities
19 Feb 2023
No set time
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
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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There is no textbook for this paper. Required readings can be found on Moodle.
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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.

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. Available 5.00pm – 2.00am Sunday to Friday.
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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 lectures and tutorials and self-directed hours spent studying, doing assignments, and preparing for tests.

Contact HoursSelf-directed HoursTotal Hours

49

101

150

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Skills and capabilities developed in this paper will support student success at university.
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CUPR001

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