|Short Description:||Academic & Professional Readng|
|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091501 - English Language|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5. 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/current-students/support/computing/hardware
This course assists students to transition to an Australian Academic culture via explicit instruction and the cultivation of independent and ethical practices of knowledge acquisition and expression. It develops both intensive and extensive reading skills required for university and professional studies. These include: previewing, predicting, applying pre-existing knowledge, contextualisation, vocabulary development and the capacity to critically analyse and evaluate text. Furthermore, students will learn how to understand, assess and respond to a range of texts that are relevant to their professional disciplines. The course encourages students to gain the confidence and capability to access, classify and utilise academic and professional texts relevant to their chosen study and career paths.