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    An introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students need for success at university that involves thinking about the whole person.

    About this paper

    Paper title Academic Skills for University Success
    Subject Pathway
    EFTS 0.050
    Points 6 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $285.15
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    DipArts, DipCom, DipSc

    Teaching staff

    Rebecca Bird


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    1.1 Set goals for success in their learning, career, and life aspirations
          Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Self-motivation
    1.2 Draw on their own lived experiences, values, and aspirations to create a plan to achieve their goals
          Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Self-motivation
    1.3 Demonstrate self-confidence with pride in themselves and their own culture, complete with its shared aspirations
          Global Perspective, Cultural Understanding, Self-motivation
    2.2 Demonstrate confidence in participating in bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand based on an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
          Cultural Understanding, Self-motivation
    3.1 Work independently and in a team
          Lifelong Learning, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork
    3.2 Practise effective note taking and time management
          Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Information Literacy, Self-motivation
    3.3 Produce a clear and effective oral presentation
          Communication, Information Literacy, Self-motivation
    3.5 Prepare for and meet the requirements of an exam
          Scholarship, Ethics, Self-motivation
    3.6 Demonstrate foundational critical thinking skills
          Critical Thinking
    4.1 Demonstrate help-seeking behaviours, knowing who to ask for help and where to find resources
          Lifelong Learning, Self-motivation
    4.2 Show resilience, engagement, confidence, self-belief, and self-awareness in their own learning
          Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Research, Self-motivation


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
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