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This was a pretty easy unit because there's no real content - Id say you could skip most of the lectures besides some weeks for the data analysis stuff - they're essential. Be warned lots of oral presenting though! Marking keys are all vague so be careful ask questions. First assignment is fairly easy but hard to get an HD in. Second assignment was crazy difficult please leave lots of time for this assignment as the data analysis is very hard if you've never had any experience with this before! Attend the help session and ask lots of questions!! Finally the group project was very vague. Its hard if your group members are crappy but that's all luck and there is a peer review! Overall an okay unit.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2022

Don't recommend this either lol.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Joke of a unit honestly, do not recommend

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

It was an okay subject but the marking was really harsh for the lab report. The lectures were only seven to twenty minutes long with a max of five lectures a week so you could finish a weeks worth in a day. While the lectures were interesting and fun to watch the group project was not well structured and it was hard to understand what was required of us. This unit has important skills for the future regardless of what major but would not recommend as a GPA booster since it's hard to get a HD.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2021

I swear this was such a boring unit, the 2-hour labs left me feeling and looking DEAD. Overall, this unit teaches you skills that would be useful in other science units, but I wouldn't recommend taking this unit unless you have to as it's quite difficult to get an HD in this unit.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

The lecturer was amazing and this unit is one of the science units that require minimal effort to pass with flying colours/excellent grades. It was such an easy unit that you should take it if you are in need of a GPA boost!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

This unit is super helpful for teaching you how to reference. It also has no exam which is a nice bonus. As of 2018, the unit comprises of three main assignments: 3 min speech, 1500 word essay, and main group project which is where the whole tut is one large group and you have to plan an event. You also have to do other smaller tasks online, which come with tutorials which are easy to do. The 2-hour labs definitely felt draining and were useless towards the end. The 1500 word report was also a little bit frustrating because the instructions the lecturer would give and the tut would give were conflicting.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Great unit. Patrick is a fantastic lecturer. The report writing, presentation skills and computer application skills you learn are so useful for all science units you do, I feel as though the skills from this unit have significantly benefited my other units, I highly recommend this unit even if it's not a complimentary unit of your major. A distinction is easy to achieve if you do all the tiny online assessment tasks as they all add up, but I will say a HD is almost impossible.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

This Communicating Science unit useful to take in your first year of uni as assignments cover basic skills needed in other science units. However, it was so incredibly boring.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

This unit was definitely helpful in regards to teaching you some skills you will use throughout uni e.g. Referencing, Excel etc. but honestly was pretty boring. The tutes dragg on and are pretty unnecessary and i honestly wouldn't recommend going to the lectures- listen to them online so you can speed them up because their a pretty big waste of time. Make sure you chose a good theme at the start because it will be used for all assessments.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018