Introduction to Academic Writing and Research [RES101]
New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation.
This subject aims to foster the academic skills required for undergraduate student success.
- Identify and foster the skills required for academic studies;
- Compare different learning styles and the best techniques to harness these for academic success;
- Demonstrate skills in thinking critically and creatively;
- Perform academic writing, including demonstration of the ability to sustain a logical researched argument in a piece of writing;
- Illustrate competence in a variety of academic referencing styles;
- Demonstrate proficiency in academic research, including the reading and identification of different genres;
- Demonstrate skills for good oral communication.
- Learning Styles
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Introduction to Research
- Academic Writing
- Referencing and Plagiarism
- Reference Software
- The Essay Writing Process
- Writing Skills
- Editing Skills
- Critical & Creative Thinking
- Quantitative Research
- Qualitative Research
- Christian Worldview
- Oral Presentation Skills