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LP10555: Study skills

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, ES 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Article Resume (1000 words) (CW 40%)
  • Essay (1500 words) (ES 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This Unit aims to provide consolidation of academic skills, and to develop these in order to complete the degree programme. It will help students to self-assess in key areas, and provide practical tuition and guidance in useful, relevant and portable skills. The unit aims to provide clear models of academic processes at an introductory level, and to improve students' understanding of their assignments.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit, students will be able to:
* Use word-processing software to create essays and other assignments.
* Access information from the World Wide Web.
* Organise and evaluate sources of information.
* Plan and structure written assignments.
* Understand reflective writing in an academic context.
* Understand and avoid plagiarism.
* Understand the purpose of references and use the Harvard system of referencing.

* Research using printed and electronic literature. [TA]
* Analysis and classification of information. [TA]
* Using tutorial support to identify development needs.[T]
* Identifying and accessing study resources. [TA]
* Analysing own performance and responding to feedback.[T]
* Document writing and management. [TA]
Key Skills
* Using word-processing and internet browser software.[T]

This Unit is concerned with:
* Basic Information technology.
* Mining and organising material.
* Academic writing styles.
* Critical thinking and developing argument.
* Supporting arguments with evidence.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10555 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)