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Study Skills

This interactive course has been designed to provide introductory study skills guidance to students from a wide range of subject disciplines.
University of Oxford University Offices Wellington Square Oxford ,OX1 2JD United Kingdom
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Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Education

Function : General

Starts on : 15th Sep 2014

Duration : 10 Weeks

Difficulty : Advanced

About the course

Studying at undergraduate level is an exciting and rewarding experience, but if you are new to higher education, or have not studied for some time, you may find it useful to brush up your reading, note-making and essay-writing skills, and to revisit the basic rules of punctuation and grammar. 

This interactive course has been designed to provide introductory study skills guidance to students from a wide range of subject disciplines. It identifies common study problems, provides information and techniques to overcome them, and includes a wide range of practice activities.

Assessment methods

Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.

Certification

This course is accredited and you are expected to take the course for credit. To be awarded credit you must complete written contributions satisfactorily. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. The award will take the form of 5 units of transferable credit at FHEQ level 4 of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). A transcript detailing the credit will be issued to successful students. Assignments are not graded but are marked either pass or fail

Course eligibility

Course Requirements

This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.

Recommended reading

There are no required textbooks for this course.

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Course Content

The course consists of five units focusing on the following skills:

  • Reading
  • Notemaking
  • Punctuation and Grammar
  • Basic Essay Writing Skills
  • Advanced Essay Writing Skills

There is also an introductory unit outlining the content of the course and explaining the on-line mode of study. The course is non-subject specific and draws material from many subject disciplines. It is interactive and provides regular opportunities for you to practise the study skills covered in a variety of activities and exercises. Each unit will require up to ten hours study time spread over a two-week period. The duration of the course is ten weeks.

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