The Foundation Program is a 6 week college prepartory program which is obligaroty for ALL Diploma students 


Course Image Learning to Study

Learning to Study

Level: 3

Credits: 10

Pre-Requisite: None

Co-Requisite: None

Duration Direct Contact Hours:

i. Lecture 44

ii. Guided Learning Hours:

Self Study Hours: 44

Status: Core


Module Aims

The objective of this module is to assist students in becoming more successful and better prepared for success in their tertiary education studies and in life. The ultimate goal is to help students identify and apply study skills and academic strategies that will increase productivity and the likelihood of their success in their studies.

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module, the student is expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply a systematic study system

2. Write effective essays

3. Plan and prepare for tests and exams

4. Plan and manage their time effectively

Assessment Framework

Assessment Number

Outcomes Assessed

Method of Assessment

Weighting

Duration (if exam)

Word Count (if coursework)

Assessment 1

1, 3

Examination

40%

3 hrs

 

Assessment 2

1 - 4

Study Project

60%

 

1000 words

Total

100%

 

Learning and Teaching Strategy

Lectures, exercises, active learning and participation.

 

Syllabus Outline

 

Week No.

Topic

1

Systematic Study

2-3

Study Tools and Learning Resources

Learning journals

4

Time Management

5

Preparing for tests and exams

6

How to Take Notes in Lectures

7

Researching, Reading, and Summarizing

8-10

Writing Essays and Practical Reports

11

Final examination

 

Key Readings

 

Required Texts

Fry, R. (2011). How to Study. (7th ed.) Course Technology PTR

 

Reference Texts

Latto, J. and Latto, R. (2009). Study Skills for Psychology Students. Open UP.

Paul, K. (2009). Study Smarter, Not Harder. (3rd ed.). Self Counsel Press.