CARS (Communication and Research Skills) is an online unit which assists UWA students to develop basic communication and research skills in an academic context.
Students enrolled in this unit will find it in their LMS. A score of 80% across the four quizzes is required to successfully complete the unit. To see when you need to complete CARS, go to Due dates for CARS or check in the LMS. Each module in CARS will take 15-20 minutes to complete.
Students and visitors who are not enrolled in CARS can access these modules any time.
There are four modules in the CARS unit:
|1. Starting your assessment and finding evidence - Understand the University’s academic expectations as you begin your studies.||2. Writing your assessment - Learn about different assessment types and how to correctly structure your assessments.|
|3. Delivering your oral presentation - Learn about planning, designing and delivering your oral presentations.||4. Working in teams - Work effectively in a team by getting your team started, determining roles within the team, and resolving any issues that may arise within teams.|
The CARS toolkits bring together the tools and guides featured throughout the CARS modules. You can browse, bookmark and print the tools and guides across the CARS unit or jump to a specific module to help you get started on specific assessments or tasks.
Starting Your Assessment and Finding Evidence Toolkit
Advice for evaluating information before using it in your assessments
How to reference in your assessment
Writing Your Assessment Toolkit
Tips for writing different assessment types:
Using Turnitin to submit your assessment
Delivering Your Oral Presentation Toolkit
Tips for managing nerves and presenting
Preparing for tutorial
Working in Teams Toolkit
Tips for working in teams and tackling group assessments
The recommended browsers for best CARS performance are Chrome and Firefox. The modules work with mobile devices but the best experience will be on a desktop computer.
Guide for screen reader users:
Please disregard the embedded instructions in the player as they are inaccurate. The slides will not read automatically and the Form Fields are incomplete and misleading, please Tab through the content on the slides. To make selections, press spacebar (not the up or down keys).
If any of the activities don't seem to be working properly, try another browser. You can also report the issue online to AskUWA.
askUWA has an in-depth list of FAQs about CARS. You can also “Ask a Question” if you need more help.
StudySmarter offers a range of workshops, drop-in sessions and online resources to help get more out of your study.
The University Library provides guides that can help with your research and study skills.