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ENG1002 Tutorial 1 – What’s Your Plan?

(note for tutors in italics)

The activities in this tutorial are intended to:

help students evaluate their current skills and abilities with respect to those expected of a
graduate in industry
identify the discipline level knowledge and skills they will need to acquire
prepare a ‘plan of attack’ to complete this course
help prepare for assessment 1
help students to think about what they will achieve from this course

Students will also look ahead in their program of study to identify where and when they will
acquire the discipline knowledge and skills expected by their relevant professional body.

Links with assessments
These activities are designed to help students to prepare their for the GAP assessment.


(before tutorial)
- ENG1002 Introductory Material
- Module 1 and Chapters of EYF (Dowling) as directed in module 1

Resources to bring
- ENG1002 Introductory Booklet/Material
- Engineering Your Future (Dowling)
- a pencil and an eraser, blank paper or note book

Tutorial Activity 1.1
Initial discussion

(approx. equivalent to activities in Module 1)
(tutor led, whole class: approx 10 minutes)

What do engineers and spatial scientists do?
What do you think a typical day might be like for a practicing professional?
What skills and abilities would you expect these professionals to have?
Why are these professions important to the community?
What personal reward do you think professionals obtain from these demanding fields?
(Other relevant topics raised by students could be discussed)

2 The job ahead (tutor led. Also add the dates of the first day of each week under each week number. Read the assessment details provided and note the due dates of the assessments and the weightings (Wtg) of each assessment as a percentage of the total marks for the course. for example 50 hours/15 weeks = 3. Eg. 4. tutorial and examination time (about 55 hours) this leaves about 100 hours of effort that you will need to allocate during the semester to completing assessments and study.3 hours/week. Review the study checklist provided and note the organisation of the course content (lecture and tutorial topics) and their alignment with the assessments. out of the 50 hours of expected effort. You might round this up to 4 hours per week. Eg.3 Create your plan! (tutor led.] 3. If you take out the lecture. All USQ courses have a nominal 155 hours of effort associated with them. Locate the two blank forms with this tutorial sheet provided to assist you with preparing your plan for the semester: a Semester Load Planner showing all weeks and a Weekly Study Schedule showing a single week timetable. (Tutors to point out important points) 2. individual: approx 30 to 40 minutes) 1.5 2. On the Semester Load Planner pencil in a course element for each assessment and add its due date. (Tutors to point out the suggested steps for each assessment in the checklist) Tutorial Activity 1. use a pencil to enter an appropriate number of hours each week for study. Based on the weighting of the assessments calculate how much time is expected to be allocated to each assessment. [Unless you know you will be away you should plan to use all of the weeks of the semester for study. On the Semester Load Planner.Page 2 of 8 Tutorial Activity 1. 2. Note this checklist format of the study schedule is great to use to track your progress.5 hr. GAP 5hrs / 2 = 2. pencil in an equal amount of time each week leading up to the due date for the assessment. GAP assignment is 10% * 50hr = 5hrs.5 2 2 2 . You should aim to allocate 50 hours to completing assessments and 50 hours for study. (Tutors to point out that these times are considered to be minimum hours for assessments) Example dates only Course element ENG1002 Study ENG1002 GAP assign Due 21 / 3 ENG1002 Practice for Test Due 11 / 4 Load (hrs) 50 5 5 Week and date of first day in the week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 29/2 7/3 14/3 21/3 28/3 4/4 11/4 break break 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2. On the Semester Load Planner. pairs: approx 10 -15 minutes) 1.

choose the one that is closest. practicals etc from your enrolment information into the blank Weekly Study Schedule.1 Application of established methods and perhaps it might also be linked to EA Stage 1 competency elements 1.2.) NOTE TO STUDENTS – The discipline specific competencies used in this activity are NOT the ones to be used for the GAP assignment. Allocate blocks of time into the schedule (including between classes) for study and assessment effort. (Tutors to point out that students should consider full time study as a 40 hour/week job) Tutorial Activity 1. 2.1 in Module 1) Linking industry requirements to study (small groups: approx 20 to 30 minutes) 1. sum the number of hours down each column and put the total at the bottom. If you cannot find a set of attributes that match your field of study. Surveying. Beside each graduate attribute for your discipline. The load for your other courses of study should also be added to the table (after tutorial) and the total of the loads tallied down the columns to reveal the total effort required in each week. For example: for Civil Engineering .1 or 1. . Once you have all the assessments and their weekly effort entered. Construction.) 6. It should become obvious where the heavily loaded weeks are. sport. or one of interest to you. 7. Tutors may wish to relate this exercise to engineering scheduling and the Gantt Chart. Do not forget to also allocate some free time for relaxing and re-energizing. 3. write at least one section number corresponding to the elements of competency that most closely match that attribute. 4. These are to be acquired in ENG courses and via work experience. Select the competency document suitable for your profession (provided by tutor): Engineering. community or family time.Page 3 of 8 5. What do you notice about the peaks in the number of hours? How can you avoid this being a problem? (Tutors to point out how to load level by bring some tasks forward. This is just a practice exercise. tutorials. Start by entering all your commitments to attending lectures. etc. This load then needs to be planned into your Weekly Study Schedule. A list of discipline specific attributes for your discipline area is provided by tutor. Some of the load on one or more course elements may then need to be shifted earlier (not later) in the schedule to try to even up the distribution of effort. Enter your other fixed commitments such as meals.Analyse existing structures and predict performance under load would be linked to EA Stage 1 competency 2. at a time you believe you work best.4 (equivalent to Exercise 1. What do you notice about the grouping of the discipline specific attributes? Do the discipline specific attributes cover all the elements of the competency document? (Tutors to point out that discipline specific attributes fall under the competencies associated with Knowledge and Application and do not really deal with Professional and Personal Attributes.

usq. Planning is essential to ensure your semester runs Reading at University http://www.5 What am I going to learn (small groups: approx 10 to 15 minutes) Without referring to any materials .Page 4 of 8 Tutorial Activity Planning your Assignments http://www.usq. John Wiley & Sons. Study Skills http://www. .write a paragraph of about 150 words which outlines the types of attributes or skills you expect to develop in this Grammar and Writing http://www. Your personal discipline will be required to complete the study and assessment effort in as scheduled. Please write this on the attached sheet and the tutor will collect this sheet from you at the end of the tutorial.usq. then work the plan!’ It is highly recommended that you complete Exercise 1. Useful Resources Listed below are some links to The Learning Centre and pages contained within that may assist you with planning and improving your time management skills. D. (Tutors are to collect this final written activity from the student) Follow up work . Engineering Your Future: an Australasian Guide.usq.leading to completion of Assessment 1 (personal study time) You should definitely complete the planning task in this tutorial for all your courses and aim to distribute your load as evenly as possible across the semester.2 and 1. 3rd A & Hadgraft R. However. Carew. you must also be prepared to follow and stick to the plan as best you can. These activities are intended to demonstrate the relevance of many of the courses in your program of study and where you will acquire your knowledge and skills. References 2016. Milton. As they say ‘Plan the Academic Writing http://www.3 in Module 1 as this will help you to prepare your submission for your first assessment. Later in the semester we will revisit this topic.

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Page 7 of 8 Semester Load Planner Week and date of first day in the week 1 2 3 4 5 6 Course element Load (hrs) Totals Notes: 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 .

Page 8 of 8 Weekly study schedule Time 6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 10 am 11 am 12 noon 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm 12 midn Notes: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday .