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Accelerated Academic Essentials program

Designed to enhance the academic skills of domestic undergraduate students, this six-week program will transition you comfortably from the learning styles and habits developed in your previous study environment to support your study at university.

Learn how to successfully navigate your first semester at Federation University while developing skills in academic writing, referencing, academic reading, assignment preparation, research skills, assignment submission and avoiding plagiarism.

You will learn tips and tricks about university study that will ultimately save you time.

Program schedule

  • Week One: Understanding assessments
  • Week Two: Research and reading
  • Week Three: Referencing A
  • Week Four: Writing A
  • Week Five: Writing B
  • Week Six: Referencing B

Semester Two 2020 delivery

The Accelerated Academic Essentials (AAE) program will run weekly in an online delivery format, via the Adobe virtual classroom.

The timetable is as follows:

  • Thursday, 1.30 pm: Education, Arts & Criminal Justice students
  • Fridays, 1.30 pm: Science, Engineering, Business & IT students
  • Fridays, 2.30 pm:  Nursing, Health and OT students
  • Mondays and Fridays, 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm:  Drop in sessions, open to all students.

All students are welcome.  You can access the online workshops via Moodle - simply click 'enrol me' to participate.

What do past students say?

“I had learned a lot from all these topics. When I started uni I knew nothing about referencing or academic writing. Now happy to say I have the knowledge and skills to complete my assessment. THANK-YOU.”

“Everything was covered and I am forever be very thankful with all the help I received from [my lecturer]. Going over things again during the semester makes me remember what I had learned before and makes it easier to understand.”

“Really did help as a first semester student. It helped me reinforce what I had learned from FedReady.”