COMM 1031 University Study and Communication Skills 2 (Block Mode)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102053

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Description This subject further develops skills acquired in University Study and Communication Skills 1. It also provides opportunities for students to: develop knowledge about working in teams; research a topic of their choice; practice and present a formal oral and visual presentation to their peers; and prepare an associated written report.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Written Communication

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMM 1030

Equivalent Subjects COMM 1025 - Practical LiteracyCommunication Skills (Block Mode)


Students must be enrolled in program 1689 - Bachelor of Community and Social Development.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Use library and on-line sources to research topics
  2. Create PowerPoint presentations
  3. Critique and deliver oral presentations
  4. Write formal reports, demonstrating skills in critical reflection and analysis
  5. Work in a team via vUWS discussion board to prepare an oral presentation
  6. Use APA citation and referencing skills

Subject Content

How to research a topic
How to prepare for a PowerPoint presentation
How to develop oral presentation skills
How to write a formal report
How to incorporate critical reflection and analysis in writing
Team work development


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 15 minutes 30 N Individual
Report 1,500 words 50 N Individual
Essay 500 words 20 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • University of Western Sydney (2013). UniStep guide: Making the transition to university (10th ed.). Sydney: author.

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