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SSS015 Transition to Policing Studies (6)

Abstract

This subject welcomes students to the Charles Sturt University and Goulburn Police College and promotes a positive transition to these learning environments. The fundamental aim of the subject is to prepare prospective policing students for the academic requirements of the Diploma of Policing Practice as well as the implications and significance of beginning university studies. The focus is on studentsí acquiring foundational knowledge and applied skills necessary for academic success, including time management, academic reading and writing, independent learning and test-taking skills.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: SSS015
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Have gained insights into the nature of university learning and their preferred learning preferences.
* Be able to plan their study time according to their own priorities and deadlines
* Be able to apply reading strategies appropriate to their aim and to that of the reading material
* Be aware of the structure and conventions of academic writing, appropriate to task and audience
* Be able to prepare for and manage their performance in a variety of examination formats

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
* Introduction to university learning * Effective time management * Fundamentals of academic reading and note-taking * Essential academic writing skills and knowledge * Preparing for and performing in examinations

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The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.