Study skills courses at Caloundra, Sippy Downs

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Published on 8 March 2012

8 March 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon run two study skills courses aimed at helping adults who are considering tertiary education.

USC’s Student Life and Learning will hold academic skills development courses at Caloundra State High School from 6-8pm on Mondays from 19 March to 23 April, and at the USC campus at Sippy Downs from 6-8pm on Wednesdays from 21 March to 18 April.

The five-night courses are designed for those who want to upskill their learning abilities, especially if they have been away from formal education for some time or did not complete high school.

USC Academic Skills Adviser Jonathan Dyer said the courses would provide supportive environments for those considering applying for entry to any university or college.

“It is particularly aimed at helping those who have always wanted to attend university but could not find a starting point,” he said.

“The skills that will be taught focus on the abilities required to undertake a wide range of degrees.

“There will be units on time management, proof-reading and editing, academic writing, reading strategies, summarising and note-taking, and learning how to reference material from printed and electronic sources.”

Mr Dyer said the focus of the courses would be on skills development, not subject content, and there would be no tests. Participants will receive assistance and information on applying for tertiary study.

The only cost involved is a $10 charge for a set of study booklets.

To enrol for the course or for further details, contact Julie Hobbins at USC’s Student Life and Learning on (07) 5459 4691 or at jhobbins@usc.edu.au>.

— Terry Walsh

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