Section 1 - Transition to tertiary studies 1. Making the transition 2. Developing effective study skills Section 2 - Research skills 3. Identifying appropriate resources 4. Evaluating your resources 5. Referencing Section 3 - Academic writing 6. Approaches to writing 7. Reflective writing 8. Report writing 9. Academic essay writing 10. Other tertiary genres Section 4 - Refining your writing 11. Two principles of good academic writing 12. Grammar, punctuation and spelling Section 5 - Face-to-face communication 13. Interpersonal skills 14. Intercultural communication 15. Teamwork 16. Oral presentations 17. Where to from here?
Jane Grellier has coordinated the Communication Skills program in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture since 2000. She began working life as a secondary English teacher, and then worked as a curriculum developer and educational writer in the fields of English and literacy. The Communication Skills program Jane coordinates is offered to 1600 students, mainly first-year students, in three Divisions of the university in order to develop the skills they will need for success at university - skills in information literacy, academic writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Her research interests include the teaching of writing and discipline-specific literacies. Veronica Goerke works at Curtin University as Manager of Teaching Development, and is a lecturer in Curtin Teaching and Learning. Veronica helps to lead and support the enhancement of course and teaching quality across the university.