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EAP0024 Postgraduate Study Skills

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Overview

It is important for students seeking to pursue postgraduate degrees in Australian universities to gain proficiency in the language of their postgraduate study. They must critically analyse academic publications well, which includes not only or understanding of postgraduate study specific vocabulary, but also strategies for attending to subtle nuances of expression. Postgraduate students must to be able to communicate their own study clearly and effectively in both written and oral communication. This course also introduces students to university postgraduate level study skills in general. It is a comprehensive guide to developing effective study strategies in order to complete a successful postgraduate level programme.

This course will develop students' proficiency in using the English language for essays and research projects. Students will also engage in structural learning activities in their own academic disciplines in order to develop their discipline-specific English language competency. By focusing student's attention on the study and learning processes involved at university, individuals will be made aware of their competencies and of the learning strategies needed to succeed. Regular feedback on written work and in class discussion will help students form an understanding of their own resources and purposeful, organised approach to learning. Students will learn and practice the different writing, class discussions and oral presentation styles common to postgraduate studies in Australian higher education.

Date printed 23 May 2022