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The University of Waikato
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University of Waikato College

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Convenor(s)

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: andrea.mercer@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

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Lab Technician(s)

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You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
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What this paper is about

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This paper introduces students to the academic context and learning strategies aimed to foster success in university study. Students will develop skills in academic reading and writing, planning and giving presentations, note-taking, goal-setting, planning, and reflection. They will be introduced to the principles of academic integrity and the importance of referencing. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on their learning preferences and the role of well-being, self-awareness, and identity in future success.
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How this paper will be taught

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There will be two 1-hour lectures per week beginning in week 1.

A transition session will also occur weekly, directly after the lecture on Monday's. Transition sessions will be held in different rooms across the campus. Students are encouraged to check Moodle regularly for information about the different sessions, and where each will be held.

Students should attend one 2-hour workshop per week beginning in week 1. They should select a workshop time that best fits with their schedule.

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Required Readings

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Worth, B. (2022). Dont Hate Grammar: The Friendly, Simple Guide to Writing, Mechanics and Style in New Zealand English. Nationwide Books.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply positive learning practices to individual study
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  • Collaborate in a small group context
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  • Demonstrate academic reading, and writing skills
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  • Recognise the contribution of well-being, self-awareness and identity to future success
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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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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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
40
2. Essay Plan (10%)
4 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Sources summary (10%)
18 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay (20%)
15 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Student Challenges Clip - group project
Sum of All
10
6. Student Challenges Clip video
11 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
-
  • Email: Convenor
7. Student Challenges Clip - group evaluation
11 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
-
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
8. Individual Reflection
Sum of All
15
9. Reflective Journal (7.5%)
6 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Reflective Presentation (7.5%)
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Presentation: In Class
11. Learning activities
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Academic Integrity modules
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
13. Transition activities
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
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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