SSS065 Transition to University Study (4)

Transition to University Study is designed to better prepare students for successful study at university. This subject offers students an introduction into academic culture, and will allow them to become familiar with Charles Sturt University, its support systems and the expectations of tertiary study. Topics include university teaching and learning; managing self and time; reading, writing and reasoning; and preparing for and performing well in exams.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Division of Student Services

Subject Relationships

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Explain the expectations of university learning
  • Identify learning preferences and strategies for learning in relation to a range of teaching methods
  • Plan study time according to priorities and deadlines
  • Select a reading strategy appropriate to the text and the purpose of your task
  • Write a short text that uses conventions of academic writing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective exam preparation
  • Find resources or services that support further development in transition to university study.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • *Getting Started - Subject Introduction
  • *Learning at university
  • *Organising yourself and your time
  • *Reading and note-taking for university study
  • *Writing at university
  • *Passing exams

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS065 in Term 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online quiz
Critical analysis
Learning development plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.