192043

Critical Academic Skills

An introduction to critical thinking, reading, writing and numeracy skills essential for undergraduate studies.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

192043

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

000-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must complete all compulsory assessments.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Locate, evaluate, summarise and organize information from academic resources to produce an academic essay, demonstrating referencing conventions.
  • 2 Demonstrate an awareness of critical reading strategies and multicultural perspectives in an academic context.
  • 3 Reflect on personal progress and learning activities including the integration of digital literacies.
  • 4 Demonstrate an understanding of basic math calculations and concepts including the interpretation and communication of results from a secondary set of data.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 4 15%
Test 2 10%
Test 2 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 15%
Participation 1 2 3 4 10%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.