Studying online

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  • You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
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CARS4000 Communication and Research Skills

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Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible
In this unit, students work through a series of online tutorials in four modules: (1) Getting started and finding the best evidence; (2) Writing your assignment; (3) Delivering your oral presentation; and (4) Working in teams.
Students are able to (1) recognise the different written assessment formats they will encounter at university, be able to interpret their question or task, and structure and review their work accordingly.; (2) recognise how to find scholarly information for their assignments to increase their knowledge of the field(s) they are studying, critically evaluate the credibility and relevancy of information and acknowledge these sources in their work using appropriate referencing styles.; (3) understand how to plan, design, evaluate and deliver an effective oral presentation.; (4) recognise the teamwork and interpersonal skills and strategies required to work successfully in a team on an assessment or task.
; (5) recognise, and understand responsibility for, respectful communication in the academic setting; and (6) develop skills in receiving, responding to, and providing critical feedback.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: an online quiz (100 per cent). Students are permitted to attempt the quiz as often as they wish to achieve the 80 per cent pass mark. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Merrilee Albatis
Unit rules
Contact hours
self-paced online module
This is a compulsory online module for all students at the University who have not previously completed the unit.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.