The Academic Literacy subject aims to introduce students to the key skills required to read, research and write successfully at university. Research skills will be taught to connect students with quality, credible sources of information. Students will adopt a critical approach to reading and learn to think critically about multiple sources of information. Students will learn to take notes, to integrate sources of information and paraphrase effectively and communicate their understandings through practising the complexity and formality of academic writing style with a focus on purpose, audience and referencing. Students will be supported to develop a sense of ownership over their learning through reflective engagement with feedback. They will have the opportunity to strengthen fundamental grammar and punctuation skills by engaging with assessment tools using self-assessment strategies and through contextualised teaching and learning activities leading to a variety of written tasks.
Only available to students enrolled in the Diploma of General Studies and the CSU Pathway Course.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.