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Communication Skills for University Success

The University of Sydney via Coursera

Overview

This Specialization is aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in an English-speaking university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture, and providing you with practical strategies to apply to your studies. In this course, you will learn how to develop your Communication Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Recognise the importance of communication in communities of practice at university
2. Understand contexts of communication at university and associated expectations
3. Communicate clearly across a variety of different contexts and to a wide range of audiences by adapting communicative styles appropriately
4. Demonstrate, negotiate, and further understanding through spoken, written, visual, and conversational modes
5. Effectively formulate arguments and communicate research findings through the process of researching, composing, and editing
6. Confidently engage in constructive and critical dialogue with respect and professionalism

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Communication in Academic Culture
  • Participating in University Discussion Contexts
  • Interpreting, Researching & Planning Written Assignments
  • Writing Effective & Concise Written Assignments
  • Giving Persuasive & Engaging Presentations
  • Summative Assignment

Taught by

Katherine Olston

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