Academic writing and study skills

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Course Code: 
BPC 1111
Course Credit Units: 
2
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
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Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course will prepare and equip students with the necessary academic writing and study skills, along with the skills required for studying in a self directed manner through a distance learning format. It will also equip students with the skills needed for reflecting on practice and utilising information technology in their course work.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course, the student should be able to write a report on a given assignment and identify challenges and opportunities from distance learning.Course outline:

  • Reflective practice
  • Learning skills
  • Précis
  • Reviewing literature and evidence
  • Critical appraisal
  • Use of email and internet
  • Using the library
  • Searching databases on line
  • Report writing
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