Academic Skills Workshops

Accessibility links

Academic Skills Workshops

Breadcrumbs

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
Tues 5 Feb  10–11:30am  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Tues 12 Feb  9:30–11am LT8 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Mon 25 Feb 1–2pm EG.10 Week 1 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
Wed 6 Feb  10–11:30am  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Wed 13 Feb  9:30–11am LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 10:15–11am LT2 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 1–1:45pm LT1 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Mon 25 Feb 2–3pm EG.10 Week 1 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
Wed 6 Feb  12:30–2pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Wed 13 Feb  11:30am–1pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 10:15–11am LT3 Orientation Week  Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 11:15am–12pm  LT1 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Fri 1 Mar 10–11am EG.10 Week 1 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
Mon 18 Feb 11:15am–12pm LT3 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb  1–1:45pm LT2 Orientation Week  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
Fri 1 Mar  1–2pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Fri 8 Mar 2–3pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
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
LANTITE Numeracy  Tue 5 Feb  2–4pm  EG.13 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2019
LANTITE Literacy Thu 7 Feb  2–4pm  EG.13 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2019
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
Mon 18 Feb  1–2pm  LT8 Orientation Week  Semester 1, 2019
Tue 19 Feb 9:30–10:15am  LT7 Orientation Week 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
Tue 12 Feb  11:30am–1pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Wed 27 Feb  1–2pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Tue 5 Mar 2–3pm  EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Assessment 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
Mon 11 Feb  10am–1pm  H2G.02   Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Research
Researching for your Assignment Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process. Build your skills in effective researching strategies to produce relevant information for your assignment (Library and Academic Skills co-delivered session).

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
Tue 5 Feb  12:30–2pm  Library Lab 1, Level 1, Library  Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Tue 12 Feb  1:30–3pm Library Lab 1, Level 1, Library  Pre-semester 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
Mon 25 Feb  3:00-4:30pm Library Lab, Level 1 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Wed 6 Mar 1:00-2:30pm Library Lab, Level 1 Week 2 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  Mon 25 Feb  10am–12pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 Wed 27 Feb 10am–12pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 Mon 4 Mar 10am–12pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 Wed 6 Mar 10am–12pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 1 (Repeat)  Mon 25 Feb 3–5pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 (Repeat) Wed 27 Feb 3–5pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 (Repeat) Mon 4 Mar 3–5pm EG.10 Week 2  Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 (Repeat) Wed 6 Mar 3–5pm EG.10 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
Wed 13 Feb  1:30–3pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Fri 1 Mar 11–12pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Mon 4 Mar 2–3pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Tue 12 Mar 10–11am EG.10 Week 3 Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

  Date           Time Location Scheduled Semester
Thu 14 Feb 1–3pm  LT8 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Fri 15 Mar 9:30–11am  EG.10 Week 3 Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Fri 15 Feb 1–3pm  LT8 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Mon 11 Mar  9:30–11am  EG.10 Week 3 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
Mon 18 Feb  10:15–11am  LT1 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 11:15am–12nn LT2 Orientation Week Semester 1, 2019
Mon 18 Feb 1–1:45pm LT3 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
Tue 26 Feb  1–2pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Fri 8 Mar 10–11am  EG.10 Week 2  Semester 1, 2019
Thur 14 Mar  10–11am  EG.10 Week 3 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
Tue 26 Feb  2–3pm  EG.10 Week 1  Semester 1, 2019
Fri 8 Mar 11am–12nn EG.10 Week 2  Semester 1, 2019
Wed 13 Mar  10–11am  EG.10 Week 3 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
1 Voice, grammar & cohesion Thu 14 Feb  9am–12nn  LT8 Pre-sem Sem 1, 2019
2 Process, sentences & punctuation Fri 15 Feb 9am–12nn LT8 Pre-sem Sem 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  Tue 26 Feb  10am–12nn  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 Thur 28 Feb 10am–12nn EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 Tue 5 Mar 10am–12nn EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 Thur 7 Mar 10am–12nn EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 1 (Repeat) Tue 26 Feb 3–5pm EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 2 (Repeat) Thur 28 Feb  1–3pm  EG.10 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Part 3 (Repeat) Tue 5 Mar 3–5pm EG.10 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Part 4 (Repeat) Thur 7 Mar  2–4pm EG.10 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
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
Thur 7 Feb  Balancing your Studies  9–10:30am  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019 
Thur 7 Feb Critical Reading 11am–12:30pm  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
Thur 7 Feb Academic Style 1–2:30pm LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
Fri 8 Feb Essay Writing & Research 9:30am–11:30am LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
Fri 8 Feb Report Writing & Research 12:30–2:30pm  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2019
Wed 13 Mar  Essay Writing & Research (Rpt) 1–3pm EG.10 Week 3 Sem 1, 2019
Thur 14 Mar Report Writing & Research (Rpt) 1–3pm EG.10 Week 3 Sem 1, 2019


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
 Mon 18 Feb  11am–12:30pm   FCA1.39 Pre-semester 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
Mon 18 Feb  9:30–10:30am  FCA1.39 Pre-semester 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
Wed 20 Feb  9:30–11am  FCA1.39 Pre-semester 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
Tue 19 Feb  9–10am  FCA1.39 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Assessment 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
Fri 15 Feb  9:30am–12:30pm  FCC2.10 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 19 Feb  10:30am–12nn  FCA1.39 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 20 Feb  11:30am–1pm  FCA1.39 Pre-semester 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
Tue 19 Feb  1–2pm  FCA1.39 Pre-semester 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
Thur 21 Feb  9–10:30am  GY.G.17  Pre-semester 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
Thur 21 Feb  12:30–2pm  GY.G.17  Pre-semester 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
Thur 21 Feb  11am–12pm  GY.G.17  Pre-semester 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
Thur 21 Feb  2–3pm  GY.G.17  Pre-semester 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
Wed 20 Feb  11am–12pm  J1.15 Pre-semester 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
Wed 20 Feb  10–11am  J1.15 Pre-semester 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
Wed 20 Feb  2–3pm  J1.15 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
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
LANTITE Literacy Thu 7 Feb  9:30–11:30pm  J2.03 Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
LANTITE Numeracy Thu 7 Feb  12:30–2:30pm  J2.03 Pre-semester 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
Fri 22 Feb  11am–12nn  J1.15 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Assessment 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
Wed 13 Feb  9am–12:30pm J2.02 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Tue 19 Feb 9am–12:30pm J2.02 Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Research
Researching for your Assignment Workshop

An introduction to USC Library resources and the research process. Build your skills in effective researching strategies to produce relevant information for your assignment.

Date Time Venue Scheduled  Semester
Wed 20 Feb  1–2pm  Library Lab, L1.08  Pre-semester  Semester 1, 2019
Fri 22 Feb  1–2pm Library Lab, L1.08  Pre-semester Semester 1, 2019
Thu 28 Feb 10–11am Library Lab, L1.08 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Tue 5 Mar 12nn–1pm Library Lab, L1.08 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Wed 13 Mar 12nn–1pm Library Lab, L1.08 Week 3 Semester 1, 2019
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 Fri 22 Feb 9–10:30am J1.15 Pre-Semester Semester 1, 2019
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 28 Feb 12nn–1pm B2.07 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Report Writing Workshop

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

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 26 Feb 10–11am B2.07 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 Wed 27 Feb 12nn–1pm B2.07 Week 1 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
Fri 22 Feb  2–3pm  J1.15 Pre-semester  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
Wed 27 Feb 1–2pm B2.07 Week 1 Semester 1, 2019
Tue 5 Mar 1–2pm Library Lab, L1.08 Week 2 Semester 1, 2019
Wed 13 Mar 1–2pm Library Lab, L1.08 Week 3 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
Tues 26 Feb 11am–12nn B2.07 Week 1 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
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
Back to top

Pro tip: To search, just start typing - at any time, on any page.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned more than {{ model.MaxResults }} results.
The top {{ model.MaxResults }} of {{ model.TotalItems }} are shown below.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned {{ model.TotalItems }} results.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned no results.