INDIP103-23A (HAM)

Academic Skills and Practices

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: jane.kamal@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This module is part of a suite of modules designed to develop students' English language skills for academic purposes and cultivate the study and academic skills needed to excel in a higher education setting. The purpose of this module is to foster independent learners with increased intercultural competence and the evaluative skills and practices required to thrive in a university setting.

This module is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain or enhance their academic skills, explore their area of interest and apply their previous learning through practice and reiteration.

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How this paper will be taught

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This module is offered in FLEXI format, meaning students' learning can be done face-to-face (on-campus) and/or online and will be supported by textbooks, Panopto, online and written resources, videos such as TED talks, prescribed articles, and other resources accessible on Moodle. Each two-hour session will blend lecturing, workshop activities, discussions, and more. Students are expected to prepare for every session ahead of time and contribute actively to activities and discussions in class.
Therefore, Students' attendance is required, and their success in this module depends significantly on their active participation.
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Required Readings

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The required textbook for all four modules is The Study Skills Handbook (5th Edition) by Stella Cottrell. You can purchase the textbook, or rent or buy the ebook version here: The Study Skills Handbook 5th edition | 9781137610898, 9781137610898 | VitalSource

Use the University of Waikato College physical address when purchasing your ebook as the site is hosted in Australia.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply independent practice in relation to personal learning
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  • Evaluate, analysis and interpret peer-reviewed journal articles to support academic writing
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  • Apply Te Ao Maori to New Zealand and international university contexts
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  • Apply ethical practice to research planning
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessments will be submitted online via Moodle or in class by the time specified unless stated otherwise.

Late Submission

Work may be handed in up to 24 hours late with the following deductions applying:

  • Up to 8 hours late 5%·
  • Up to 24 hours late 10%Percentages are based on possible marks.

For example, if 100 marks are possible on an assignment and a student's work would have earned an 80 but is submitted 6 hours late, 5% (in this case, 4 marks) would be deducted, resulting in a mark of 76.

PLEASE NOTE: The University has zero tolerance for Plagiarism.

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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. Analysing and Evaluating Academic Text
Sum of All
30
2. Analysing Academic Text
11 Mar 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Evaluating Academic Text
25 Mar 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Writing a Research Essay
Sum of All
35
5. Selecting a Topic and Writing a Research Statement
15 Apr 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Writing a Research Essay
6 May 2023
11:30 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Group Presentation
29 May 2023
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
8. Active Particpation
10
  • Other:
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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