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OnTrack Sprint (EQU070)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Availability MURDOCH: SB7-internal
Description OnTrack Sprint is an intensive 4-week preparation course that allows you to gain direct entry into any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University that has an indicative ATAR of 70 or less.
OnTrack Sprint will provide you with:
* A supportive, adult learning environment in which to fine tune your study habits and learning strategies
* The tuition you need to boost your academic skills, knowledge and understandings to an undergraduate level
* A network of peer and academic support at Murdoch University
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Use the University library (interface) to identify, locate and reference a range of academic resources related to a single topic.
2. Summarise and critically analyse academic texts where information is presented in written and/or numeric form.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the academic terms 'thesis' and 'argument' through their identification and application.
4. Construct an academic text using the appropriate structure and academic conventions.
5. Present an original academic argument in both written and oral form.
6. Apply a range of independent and collaborative learning skills such as time management, self-regulation, effective communication and teamwork to complete tasks within set timelines.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 8 x 1 hour; tutorials: 40 x 1 hour; workshops: 4 x 1 hour.
Unit Learning Experiences OnTrack Sprint provides an intensive, structured and supportive learning experience. The lectures and tutorials will introduce new ideas and facilitate your understanding through guided discussion. You will then apply the skills and understandings you have gained to independent and group tasks that are designed to refine and consolidate your learning. Finally, you will demonstrate your new learning through completing assessment tasks that challenge your thinking and allow you to show that you are ready for university study.
Assessment OnTrack Sprint assessment supports your learning by requiring you to demonstrate new skills and understandings as you acquire them. Each task builds upon the last so you progress steadily towards completing a portfolio that showcases your ability to think critically and undertake research at a University level.

For each task you will receive individualised feedback that will highlight your strengths, identify areas for improvement and explain what you need to do to achieve more. You will also use your feedback to set personal goals to guide you towards independent learning and success.

Annotated bibliography 30% individual mid teaching period.
Essay 50% individual end teaching period.
Oral Presentation 5% individual end teaching period.
Participation 15% individual weekly
Prerequisites Enrolment in OnTrack Sprint Enabling program
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
OnTrack Sprint [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Bron Bateman
Unit Coordinator (Access Programs)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2024
e: B.Bateman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.013 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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