Essential Skills For Science And Technology

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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

Appreciated the lack of an exam. Assignments were relatively easy, but having to choose a theme for the presentation based on a majority vote was restricting. Tutorial content was often dull, and the tutor and people were the only reason I kept going back,

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Marking for assignments was quite harsh. They made each tutorial group choose a theme (based on majority vote so unfair to those who didn't want the chosen theme) that carried through every assignment for the whole unit. The lectures dragged on a bit and some had no relevance to the unit at all (too many lectures for the amount of content covered). Some good information on how to write a scientific report and use endnote for bibliographies.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

I did learn a bit about the use of endnote and had a fairly brief intro to essay writing but that was it. Tutorials were boring, and the last group assignment was based on your whole class so if you were stuck in a class with people who didn't know what they were doing, that would drag down your mark too.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Do this unit in first year! I did this in second year and was the worst unit i have had so far. Didn't learn anything apart from a few tricks on word and excel. The tutorials were far too long and blabbered on about common knowledge to most who attended. It was assessed with weirdly weighted assignments including a 4 minute presentation worth not even 4%? It was more work than i thought it would be (especially the weekly activities). Just an utter drag but i suppose it would be fun for students just freshly arriving at university.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

So easy, almost no effort required for an HD

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017