|ASD||1000||41049||1, 2005||EXT||Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines||1.00||Toowoomba|
|Student contribution band:||1|
This course is designed to develop core skills and competencies that will equip students to study more effectively in discipline subjects. These skills include foundational academic reading, writing and/or speaking skills, including research and note taking skills, academic writing, critical and analytical skills and/or discussion leading and participation.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
|1.||Information literacy skills
1.1. Library research skills
1.2. Evaluating/assessing evidence including internet sources
1.3. Note taking skills from both written and spoken media including identification of principal ideas as well as links/groupinge between ideas/concepts
2.1. Precis writing
2.2. Essay writing including topic analysis, thesis development, appropriate essay structure and development of logical arguments
3.1. Persuasive speaking
3.2. Discussion leading/participation
|4.||Critical and analytical skills
4.1. Problem articulation
4.2. Problem solving
4.3. Critical reading, including identification of theoretical paradigms and bias/subjectivity
4.4. Introduction to how knowledge is constructed, including the concept of university scholarship and western paradigms of thought/knowledge
ALL textbooks and materials are available for purchase from USQ BOOKSHOP (unless otherwise stated). Orders may be placed via secure internet, free fax 1800642453, phone 07 46312742 (within Australia), or mail. Overseas students should fax +61 7 46311743, or phone +61 7 46312742. For costs, further details, and internet ordering, use the 'Textbook Search' facility at http://bookshop.usq.edu.au click 'Semester', then enter your 'Course Code' (no spaces).
ASD1000 Study Package.Bate, D & Sharpe, P 1996, Writer's Handbook: for University Students, Harcourt Brace, Sydney.
Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.Allen, M 1997, Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg(%)||Due date|
|CMA 1||100.00||5.00||29 Mar 2005|
|CMA 2||100.00||5.00||29 Mar 2005|
|CMA 4||100.00||5.00||29 Mar 2005|
|CMA 3||100.00||5.00||29 Mar 2005|
|RESEARCH EXERCISE||100.00||20.00||13 Apr 2005|
|1500 WORD ESSAY||100.00||30.00||17 May 2005|
|2 HOUR EXAMINATION||100.00||30.00||END S1||(see note 1)|
|9.||(a) 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 Examiner. (b) Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if requested by the Examiner. (c) In accordance with University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances such as documented ill-health. (d) Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in the course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of the course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete-Makeup). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study. (e) Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or sit for an examination at the scheduled time, may apply to defer an assessment in the course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).|
|10.||Requests for assignment extensions must be made in writing. It is expected that requests for extensions will be made before the due date of assignments. Any assignment submitted two or more weeks after the due date may not be accepted.|