Not for Credit unit, Fee options: $375 standalone unit or free if studied alongside unit(s) for credit (Min. No. 8)

1st semester and 2nd semester: Monday afternoon, nine classes 1:30pm-3:00pm

This unit is recommended for students who have not previously done tertiary study in Australia, or who have not undertaken tertiary studies in a number of years.

This unit will focus on oversight of degree paths, study methods, utilising the library for research, academic style for footnotes and bibliography, reading skills, exercises in note-taking, electronic research, methodology and skill development in essay writing, time management, plagiarism and paraphrasing, the use of the software program Turnitin and a range of academic skills for tertiary study in theology.

Two 500 word papers to demonstrate academic skills. These are not for Credit but for student learning.

Clanchy, John, and Brigid Ballard. Essay Writing for Students. 3rd ed. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1997.

Cottrell, Stella. Critical Thinking Skills: Effective analysis, argument and reflection. 3rd ed. London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2017.

Evans, David, and Paula Gruba. How to Write a Better Thesis. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2002.

Kelly, Gabrielle. English for Theology. Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2004.

Marshall, Lorraine. A Learning Companion: Your Guide to Practising Independent Learning. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia, 2006.

Marshall, Lorraine, and Francis Rowland. A Guide to Learning Independently. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia, 2006.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 8th ed. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Turner, Kathy, Brenda Krenus, Lynette Ireland, and Leigh Pointon. Essential Academic Skills. 2nd ed. Melbourne: OUP, 2011.

Lecturer: MICHAEL A. KELLY CSsR 2019