Question for those doing a subject like 'Study/Communication Skills' on Access to HE Watch
I'm doing the Access to HE Diploma, and one of the subjects Im doing is Level 3 Study Skills. If this is too long to read, skip to the last paragraph :P
I've received an offer from a university, and one of their conditions is to gain a Distinction for the units 'Essay Writing and Study Skills'. To me, this made no sense, as Essay Writing is a unit part of Study Skills. Study Skills has 5 units worth 3 credits each.
So I've phoned the university and asked them about this, and they said they generalise this offer to all Access to HE students because most have the unit called 'Study Skills', not the subject. I read my unit titles to them, and they couldn't identify the equivalent unit.
So my question is, if you do a subject along the lines of Study/Communication skills, do you have a unit that sounds similar to this? If you do, what kind of things do you do in it? I'm hoping to be able to match what you do in that unit to one of mine. Thanks
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Thats what mine is like too, but when I rang them, they said lots of college courses have 'study skills' as a unit. But when I've Google it I can't find one course with study skills as the unit
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How many credits are your study skills units worth? Just aim for distinctions in all of them and then you'll be safe. What they'll be looking for in your results is that you got distinctions in your study skills units which must include Essay writing. Your other study skills units will probably be made up of units on IT skills, Maths etc
I'm going to try and get something in writing from them, because I wouldn't feel comfortable picking a university as my firm/insurance when I'm not clear on what to aim for. While I'll try to aim for Distinctions in everything, that's not a guarantee. On my course we are given one chance on each unit, if I were to achieve a Merit, it would ruin my chances.
I just wondered if someone actually studied a unit called 'Study Skills', not a subject. Doesn't seem like anybody does after all xD