Congratulations on your decision to explore your individual potential in the exciting and challenging environment of tertiary learning at The University of New South Wales.
UOSS is an acronym for University Orientation and Study Skills. There are two courses that use this acronym, UOSS 1 (course code REGZ9000) and UOSS 2 (course code REGZ9255). Both courses are core elements of The University Preparation Program (UPP).
The UNSW University Preparation Program (UPP) is an enabling program for adults aged 21 and over who either do not possess formal qualifications or whose academic qualifications do not satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to university study. The program has been designed to assess academic potential and to provide a realistic environment within which students can develop the skills to manage tertiary study effectively.
The University Orientation and Study Skills (UOSS) courses provide a range of academic literacies and strategies that are essential for successful tertiary study and the foundation of your life long learning. The UOSS courses provides a practical engagement with the academic skills needed for success at university: for example, academic reading, critical thinking and academic writing.
UOSS 1 is offered in Semester 1, UOSS 2 is offered in Semester 2. Sucessful completion of UOSS1 is a prerequisite for UOSS 2. Both UOSS courses run over a thirteen-week semester. Two of these weeks will be lecture formats and the remaining will be group tutorials. Each week students are expected to engage in critical activities that will familiarise them with the structures and the processes involved in academic study.
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The first UOSS1 Lecture will be held in Week
1 (Monday 4 - Friday 8 March 2013).