|Short Description:||Critical Reading Skills|
|Faculty or Section :||Open Access College|
|School or Department :||Open Access College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091501 - English Language|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||4 June 2020|
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of EAPI or English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5 plus completion overseas or in Australia of Senior High School or Post-secondary diploma or first year degree or equivalent work experience.
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. It develops both intensive and extensive reading skills required for university studies. These include: previewing, predicting, applying pre-existing knowledge, contextualisation, vocabulary development and the capacity to critically analyse and evaluate text. The course encourages students to gain the confidence and capability to access, classify and utilise academic text.