DIP1002 Strategies for Successful Study
|Semester 1, 2012 Online Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Open Access College|
|School or Department :||Open Access College|
|Version produced :||22 May 2013|
Examiner: Jessamyn Clarke
Moderator: Tas Bedford
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
There is a need for introductory studies to prepare students for the demands of both higher education and the professional workplace. Competent numeracy, literacy and e-literacy skills are all required, as is an ability to effectively manage the complex life/work balance. Consequently, students undertaking higher education will be required to demonstrate generic skills, knowledge and attitudes as prerequisites for successful study. In particular, the changing nature of communication in the 21st century and its impact on study as well as the professional workplace adds a further dimension to the development of effective study strategies. This course provides the core study management strategies and learning skills that students need to acquire in order to successfully undertake higher education studies. Central to this course is the concept that students need to be able to take control of and manage their own learning, being confident in the decisions made and pathways selected. Importantly, effective study strategies allow students to develop a broad range of transferable skills to meet the demands of change, and to apply these in a broad range of contexts within both study and professional contexts.
This course introduces the scope, purpose and strategies associated with effective study and learning with particular application to academic and professional settings.
Students progress through a program which requires them to manage their own learning, establish their own individual goals and develop critical thinking skills through a process of self development. Effective study strategies and attitudes will be developed and applied to areas of professional studies to prepare the student for successful management of higher education study more broadly.
Embedded within the course content will be the theme of student self-regulation of studying and learning. This will incorporate ideas, concepts and theories including academic self-efficacy, reflective practice and resilience.
On completion of this course students will have:
- identified individual factors, such as interests, skills, personality, and values that may influence career choice and be utilised in career decision making (Assignment 1 and the exam)
- demonstrated their capacity to manage their study program within a university environment (Assignments 2, 3 and the exam )
- demonstrated critical engagement with a number of academic texts and theoretical concepts (Assignment 4 and the exam)
- demonstrated an understanding of the importance of the ideas of self-regulation including academic self-efficacy, reflective practice and resilience (all assessments)
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2012&sem=01&subject1=DIP1002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
All required materials for this course will be provided by the OAC. All study materials are supplied as part of the course.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1A||100||5||05 Mar 2012|
|ASSIGNMENT 1B||100||15||12 Mar 2012|
|ASSIGNMENT 2A||100||11||26 Mar 2012|
|ASSIGNMENT 3A||100||15||23 Apr 2012|
|ASSIGNMENT 2B||100||14||07 May 2012|
|ASSIGNMENT 3B||100||15||28 May 2012|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade, students must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
LOSED EXAMINATION. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the closed examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the examination period at the end of the semester of the next offering of this course.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/search/category/usq_document_policy_type/Student.1.html.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Course Examiner.
Students will require access to email and have internet access to UConnect for this course. See the ICT standards at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Course Team Leader.
In accordance with University's Assignment Extention Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the Course Team Leader of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Resubmission of designated marked or graded assessment items:
USQ Regulation 5.6 Assessment 5.6.10 Resubmission of Assessment Items states that, “… an examiner may permit students to resubmit an assignment that has received a failing grade or a mark of less than 50%. If a student is permitted to resubmit a failed assignment, normally the only passing grade or mark allowable for the resubmitted assignment will be C- or 50% (as appropriate).” Students will be allowed to resubmit all marked/graded assessment items for reassessment.