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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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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 2020

Unit name Introduction to Academic Writing
Unit code UPP025
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Rory Jeffs, Lisa Amerikanos

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
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

Two hour lecture and one hour tutorial weekly.

  • Assessment Task 1: Writing journal 1: This journal focuses on language, form and structure (20%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Writing journal 2: This journal focuses on argument development and source integration (30%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Academic Essay: This essay is based on research and source evaluation (50%)
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The briefest English Grammar and Punctuation Guide Ever!: Get your head around the basics, UNSW Press (2011)

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