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Academic Skills provides a range of free workshops which help you develop skills and strategies to enhance your learning.

You can attend as many of these workshops as you like. Choose from the list below. Workshop registration is open to all USC students across all USC campuses.

Academic Skills Workshops are run pre-semester, in orientation week and during semester.

To register for a workshop

To register for any of these workshops: 

  1. Log on as a current student in Student Hub using your USC username and password
  2. Once logged into to Student Hub under the Learning tab, navigate to Workshops and Events 
  3. Select Book workshop
  4. Search by campus or by workshop name
Study Skills
Learning Strategies Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Time and Task Management Workshop

Being able to manage your time effectively and efficiently is crucial to success at university, but everybody has a different combination of commitments they have to juggle. Finding the right balance, and sticking as far as possible to a plan, are the key strategies that successful students use.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Critical Thinking for Assignments Workshop

An introduction to critical thinking and reading for university studies. At university, the ability to critically analyse the texts you read is often an important component of a wide variety of assessment items.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quiz, Test and Exam Preparation Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essential Mathematics Skills Workshop

This workshop will cover fundamental mathematical concepts.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
IT Essentials Workshop

This workshop is an introduction to essential USC IT platforms, including USC Central, Blackboard, Lynda, Student Email and Pebblepad.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Zoom Essentials Workshop

This workshop is an introduction to Zoom videoconferencing software.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
LANTITE Preparation Workshop/Drop-In

Your numeracy, literacy and exam skills will be developed during these workshops in preparation for the LANTITE test.

Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
LANTITE Numeracy Preparation  Tues 6 Nov 12:00pm - 1:30pm E1.04  Examination Period Semester 2, 2018
LANTITE Literacy Preparation Wed 7 Nov  10:00am - 11:30am  E1.04 Examination Period  Semester 2, 2018
Approaches to Study at USC Workshop

Enhance your understanding about academic expectations at USC and learn how to get the most out of your study. This workshop is recommended for international students.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Clinical Conversations (Nursing) Workshop

English language support workshop to help you prepare for your Nursing placement.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Research
Researching (Introduction to the USC Library) Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Approaches to Research and Study at USC Workshop

Enhance your understanding about academic expectations at USC and learn some strategies to improve your study and research skills. This workshop is recommended for international students.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is held over 4 sessions*. and is designed for students with English as a first language.

By the end of the workshops you should have:

  • Enhanced awareness around grammar, sentence and paragraph structure
  • Developed knowledge of communicating meaning (function of verbs and tenses)
  • Built skills relating to organising and connecting ideas through summarising and paraphrasing
  • Applied learning by Proofreading sample documents
Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Part 1  TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 1 (Repeat)  TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 2  Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019

*Register in Student Hub for a Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and a Part 4 session to complete the entire workshop.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Location Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

  Date           Time Location Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a report.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Referencing
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Harvard Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
APA Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Proofreading / Editing / Grammar
Proofreading Workshop

This workshop is held over 2 days* and will help you develop skills in editing academic writing. You will learn basic rules of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, and techniques in paraphrasing and editing.

Day Module Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Day 1 Voice, grammar and cohesion TBA TBA TBA Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Day 2 Process, sentences and punctuation TBA TBA TBA Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019

*Register in Student Hub for Day 1 and Day 2 sessions to complete the entire workshop.

English for Academic Study (EAS) Workshop

This four-part informal module is designed for all students (non-English speaking background and students with English as a first language) to:

  • provide English language support
  • assist in improving academic language skills

Course Objectives

By the end of these workshops you should have:

  • Enhanced awareness around grammar, sentence and paragraph structure
  • Developed knowledge of communicating meaning (function of verbs and tenses)
  • Built skills relating to organising and connecting ideas through summarising and paraphrasing
  • Applied learning by Proofreading sample documents
Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Part 1  TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 1 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 (Repeat) TBA TBA TBA Week 2 Semester 1, 2019

*Register in Student Hub for a Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and a Part 4 session to complete the entire workshop.

Postgraduate
Academic Writing for Postgraduate Business Students Workshop

This session will give insight to the academic and research expectations of assignment writing and how to gain support. It provides: an overview of the writing and researching process; and an awareness about academic writing and referencing protocols.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester      
TBA TBA  TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Postgraduate Academic Skills Workshop

Designed for postgraduate coursework students, these workshops focus on the key skills required for postgraduate study.

By the end of these workshops you should have:

  • Enhanced awareness of balancing study requirements, critical reading and note making, academic style, essay and report writing and research skills
  • Developed knowledge of the advanced study skills required for a postgraduate course
  • Built skills relating to the various elements of academic skills for postgraduate study
  • Applied learning by practising the skills learned
Date Module Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA Balancing your Studies  TBA TBA Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019 
TBA Critical Reading TBA TBA Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
TBA Academic Style TBA TBA Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
TBA Essay Writing & Research TBA TBA Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
TBA Report Writing & Research TBA TBA Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
TBA Academic Style (Repeat) TBA TBA Week 3 Sem 1, 2019
TBA Essay Writing & Research (Rpt) TBA TBA Week 3 Sem 1, 2019
TBA Report Writing & Research (Rpt) TBA TBA Week 3 Sem 1, 2019
Study Skills
The USC Experience Workshop

Learn about the range of services available at USC Fraser Coast campus to enhance your university experience. Academic demands and expectations at university may be new to you, but some simple strategies will help you get the most out of your studies at USC.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Time and Task Management Workshop

Being able to manage your time effectively and efficiently is crucial to success at university, but everybody has a different combination of commitments they have to juggle. Finding the right balance, and sticking as far as possible to a plan, are the key strategies that successful students use. This workshop will assist you to plan your semester.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Learning Strategies Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quiz, Test and Exam Preparation Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Assignment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Introduction to Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a report.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Referencing 
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Study Skills
Learning Strategies and Time Management Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning approaches, improve your time management skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Exam Strategies Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Introduction to Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date

Time

Venue

Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Location Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA  TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date

Time

Venue

Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a report.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Referencing
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Study Skills 
Learning Strategies Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
The USC Experience Workshop

Learn about the range of services available at USC Caboolture campus to enhance your university experience. Academic demands and expectations at university may be new to you, but some simple strategies will help you get the most out of your studies at USC.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Time and Task Management Workshop

Being able to manage your time effectively and efficiently is crucial to success at university, but everybody has a different combination of commitments they have to juggle. Finding the right balance, and sticking as far as possible to a plan, are the key strategies that successful students use. This workshop will assist you to plan your semester.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quiz, Test and Exam Preparation Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Assignment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Introduction to Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a report.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Researching Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Referencing 
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Harvard Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
APA Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Study Skills
Learning Strategies and Time Management Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Exam Strategies Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Referencing and Research
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Researching (Introduction to the USC Library) Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
 TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Location Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Essay and Report Writing Workshop

This workshop offers an introduction to the process of written assignments, including elements and features required to structure essays and business reports.

Date

Time

Venue

Scheduled 

Semester

TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
Postgraduate
Academic Skills and Study Skills for Master of Health Promotion Students Workshop

This workshop helps you to develop skills and strategies to meet the demands of postgraduate university study. Topics include Academic integrity; Managing the workload; Library research and health databases; Using evidence in your writing; Features of academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 1, 2019
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