About this unit
No matter what course you are planning to take, or how well you understand the topic, you will need to understand academic conventions if you’re going to operate to university standards of integrity and get good results.
This unit of study will prepare you for your first year of study with a thorough knowledge of ‘western’ academic requirements for essays and report-writing, and help you to get your research up to scratch before you begin with your chosen study path.
From the importance of originality and the details of proper referencing, through to the structure of academic arguments and how to interpret your assignments, this unit covers the full range of academic communications to ensure you start off on the right foot.
You will learn to locate a range of sources, paraphrase and synthesise information, and gain an understanding of the importance of drafting and editing your writing so that it has all the logic and clarity it needs to be considered at a university level.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, this preparatory unit will increase your readiness to start university-level study.
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Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.