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Published on 28 March 2013

28 March 2013

The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon hold a study skills course at Caloundra aimed at helping those who are considering tertiary education.

USC’s Student Life and Learning will run an academic skills development course in the CLC Room at Caloundra State High School, 88 Queen Street, Caloundra, from 6-8pm on Tuesday evenings from 9 April to 7 May 2013.

The course is designed for adults wanting to upskill their learning abilities. It is aimed at those who have been away from formal education for some years or who did not complete high school.

USC Head of Student Development Programs Margot Reeh said the course would provide a supportive environment 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,” 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 on (07) 5430 1226 or email jlusk@usc.edu.au>.

Terry Walsh

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