18 June 2013
The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon hold a study skills course in Gympie to assist adults who are considering tertiary education.
USC’s Student Life and Learning will run its popular academic skills development course from 6-8pm over five Tuesdays from 9 July to 6 August in USC Gympie’s new building at the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE campus on Cartwright Road.
The course is designed for people wanting to upskill their learning abilities, especially those who have been away from formal education for some years or did not complete high school.
USC’s Head of Student Development Programs Margot Reeh said the course would provide support for adults who are 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,” she said.
“The skills that will be taught focus on the abilities required to undertake a wide range of further study.
“There will be units on note-taking, paragraph and essay writing, proofreading and editing, referencing sources of information, presenting and time management.”
Ms Reeh said the focus was 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 Lusk at USC’s Student Life and Learning.
— Terry Walsh