Courses & Units

Academic Writing XAB021

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney

Note:

All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2021.

Introduction

In this unit you will develop your ability to communicate in written form in a university environment. You will gain the skills and develop strategies to plan and write academically. In particular, you will analyse assignment tasks, learn how to structure an essay, draw on your critical thinking skills, and synthesise multiple academic sources and reference these in-text.

Summary

Unit name Academic Writing
Unit code XAB021
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Doctor I-Lien Tsay|Rory Jeffs|Mr Simon Fraser
Available as an elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Foundation

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Nursing Study Period 2 31/5/2021 16/6/2021 11/7/2021 20/8/2021
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply critical components for academic writing.
  • Plan and write in academic formats in accordance with university standards and principles.
  • Exercise critical thinking to evaluate, analyse and integrate sources into academic writing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100705 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentAT1: Essay (10%)|AT2: Revised Essay (20%)|AT3: Essay (30%)|AT4: Essay or Running Commentary (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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