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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 Home tab, navigate to Academic Advice 
  3. Select View or register for Academic skills workshops and events
  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
Monday 9 Jul  9:30-11:00am  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Monday 23 Jul  1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Tuesday 31 Jul  1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
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
Tuesday 10 Jul  9:30-11:00am  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 8:30-9:15am LT3 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 10:15-11:00am LT3 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 23 Jul 2:00-3:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Tuesday 31 Jul 2:00-3:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
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
Tuesday 10 Jul  11:30am-1:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 8:30-9:15am LT2 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 11:15am-12:00pm  LT1 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Friday 27 Jul 10:00-11:00am  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Monday 30 Jul 1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Wednesday 8 Aug  10:00-11:00am EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
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
Monday 16 Jul 10:15-11:00am  LT2 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 12:15-1:00pm LT1 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Friday 27 Jul  1:00-2:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Wednesday 1 Aug  1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Thursday 9 Aug 10:00-11:00am  EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
Essential Mathematics Skills Workshop

This workshop will cover fundamental mathematical concepts.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thursday 12 Jul  1:30-3:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
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
Friday 13 Jul  1:00-2:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
LANTITE Preparation Workshop

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

Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 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
Monday 16 Jul  1:15-2:00pm  LT7 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Wednesday 18 Jul  1:00-1:45pm LT7 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Monday 9 Jul  11:30am-1:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Wednesday 25 Jul  1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Friday 3 Aug 1:00-2:00pm EG.10 Week 2  Semester 2, 2018
Tuesday 7 Aug 10:00-11:00am EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
Research
Researching (Introduction to the USC Library) Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
 Monday 9 Jul  1:30-3:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Approaches to Study and Research 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 2, 2018
TBA  TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
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  Mon 23 Jul  10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 2 Wed 25 Jul 10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 3 Mon 30 Jul 10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Part 4 Wed 1 Aug 10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Part 1 (Repeat)  Mon 23 Jul 3:00-5:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 2 (Repeat) Wed 25 Jul  3:00-5:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 3 (Repeat) Mon 30 Jul 3:00-5:00pm EG.10 Week 2  Semester 2, 2018
Part 4 (Repeat) Wed 1 Aug  3:00-5:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018

*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
Tuesday 10 Jul  1:30-3:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Friday 27 Jul 11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Monday 30 Jul 2:00-3:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Wednesday 8 Aug  11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 3  Semester 2, 2018
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

  Date           Time Location Scheduled Semester
Wednesday 11 Jul  9:30-11:30am  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Tuesday 7 August 11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
Report Writing Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wednesday 11 Jul  12:30-2:30pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Thursday 9 Aug 11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
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
Monday 16 Jul  8:30-9:15am  LT1 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 10:15-11:00am  LT1 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 11:15am-12:00pm  LT3 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Monday 16 Jul 12:15-1:00pm LT3 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Harvard Referencing Style Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tuesday 24 Jul  1:00-2:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Friday 3 Aug 10:00-11:00am  EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Monday 6 Aug 11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
APA Referencing Style Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tuesday 24 Jul  2:00-3:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Friday 3 Aug 11:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Monday 6 Aug 10:00-11:00am EG.10 Week 3 Semester 2, 2018
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 Thu 12 Jul  9:00am-12:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018
Day 2 Process, sentences and punctuation Fri 13 Jul 9:00am-12:00pm  H1G.45 Pre-semester Semester 2, 2018

*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  Tue 24 Jul  10:00am-12:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 2 Thu 26 Jul  10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 3 Tue 31 Jul 10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Part 4 Thu 2 Aug 10:00am-12:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Part 1 (Repeat) Tue 24 Jul  3:00-5:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 2 (Repeat) Thu 26 July  1:00-3:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 2, 2018
Part 3 (Repeat) Tue 31 Jul 3:00-5:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018
Part 4 (Repeat) Thu 2 Aug 1:00-3:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 2, 2018

*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 2, 2018
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
Tue 3 Jul Balancing your Studies  9-10:30am  EG.18 Pre-sem. Sem 2, 2018 
Tue 3 Jul Critical Reading 11am-12:30pm  EG.18 Pre-sem. Sem 2, 2018
Tue 3 Jul Academic Style 1-2:30pm EG.18 Pre-sem. Sem 2, 2018
Wed 4 July  Essay Writing & Research 9:30-11:30am EG.18 Pre-sem. Sem 2, 2018
Wed 4 July Report Writing & Research 12:30-2:30pm EG.18 Pre-sem. Sem 2, 2018
Tue 7 Aug Balancing your Studies (Repeat)  9-10:30am TBA Week 3 Sem 2, 2018
Tue 7 Aug Critical Reading (Repeat) 11am-12:30pm TBA Week 3 Sem 2, 2018
Tue 7 Aug Academic Style (Repeat) 1-2:30pm TBA Week 3 Sem 2, 2018
Wed 8 Aug Essay Writing & Research (Rpt) 9:30-11:30am TBA Week 3 Sem 2, 2018
Wed 8 Aug Report Writing & Research (Rpt) 12:30-2:30pm TBA Week 3 Sem 2, 2018
Study Skills
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 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Studying in Australia Workshop

This workshop is designed for students who may be new to studying in an Australian university. While it is designed for international students, everyone is welcome to attend as a lot of the information will be relevant to all students entering university for the first time.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA  TBA Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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
Thursday 19 Jul  9:00-10:30am  GY.G.19  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Thursday 19 Jul  12:30-2:00pm  GY.G.19  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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, 2018
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thursday 19 Jul  11:00am-12:00pm  GY.G.19  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 Orientation Week  Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date

Time

Venue

Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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
Thursday 19 Jul  2:00-3:00pm  GY.G.19  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
 Thursday 19 July 9:00 – 10:00 am  J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
The USC Experience Workshop

This workshop is designed for experienced students to get started with studying in the new USC environment at Caboolture Campus. It will introduce you to the student systems and services available to support your study experience.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA  TBA TBA Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Wednesday 18 July  9:00 – 10:00 am  J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Friday 20 July 12:30 – 1:30 pm J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Friday 20 July  9:00 – 10:00 am J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Thursday 19 July  12:30 – 2:00 pm J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Friday 20 July 1:30 – 2:30 pm  J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBA TBA TBA TBA  Semester 2, 2018
Researching Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Friday 20 July 10:00 – 11:00 am J1.15 Orientation Week  Semester 2, 2018
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
Thursday 19 July 2:00 – 3:00 pm J1.15 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
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 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
TBA TBA TBA TBA Semester 2, 2018
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
Monday 16 Jul  9:00-10:30am  SBA4-2.17 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Monday 16 Jul  11:20am-1:00pm  SBA4-2.17 Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
Monday 16 Jul  10:30-11:00am  SBA4-2.17  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
Researching (Introduction to the USC Library) Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
Wednesday 18 Jul   10:00-11:00am  SBA4-2.17  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
Academic Writing
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

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

Date Time Location Scheduled Semester
Wednesday 18 Jul  9:00-10:00am  SBA4-2.17  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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

Wednesday 18 Jul  11:20am-1:00pm  SBA4-2.17  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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
Friday 20 Jul  9:00am-1:00pm  SBA4-2.17  Orientation Week Semester 2, 2018
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