This unit introduces the skills of academic writing by examining broad conventions. In this unit you will learn how to analyse assessment questions, plan and structure essays, build an academic language set, and write for the academic environment. To enable you to practise and apply your writing skills, you will complete individual journal pieces and an essay. This core unit in the University Preparation Program uses a series of micro themes to develop critical writing skills and to provoke interest in a range of disciplines. This introductory unit will prepare you for UPP026 (Academic Writing) and Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree writing.
|Unit name||Writing in Practice|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Coordinator||Mrs Lisa Amerikanos|Rory Jeffs|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Plan and create forms of writing for an academic context
- Communicate using academic conventions
- Evaluate and integrate academic sources
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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On Campus students: 2 hour weekly face-to-face workshop
Off Campus students: 2 hour weekly online workshop (optional)
1 hour optional tutorial for EAL/D students available online or face to face
|Assessment||AT3(a): Essay Plan (10%)|AT1: Written Reflection (15%)|AT2: Online Writing journal (35%)|AT3(b): Complete Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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