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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 and research 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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Writing in Practice
Unit code UPP014
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Lisa Amerikanos

Teaching staff

Lisa Amerikanos, Rory Jeffs

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Plan and create forms of writing for an academic context

2. Communicate using academic conventions

3. Source, locate, evaluate, and integrate academic sources



Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 2 hour weekly face-to-face workshop

Off Campus students: 2 hour weekly online workshop (optional)


AT1: Writing Journal 1 (25%)

AT2: Writing Journal 2 (25%)

AT3: Academic Essay (50%)

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