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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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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 2020

Unit name Academic Writing
Unit code XAB021
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Dominic Lennard, Mike Harris

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and apply critical components for academic writing.

2. Plan and write in academic formats in accordance with university standards and principles.

3. Exercise critical thinking to evaluate, analyse and integrate sources into academic writing.




Teaching Pattern

Two hour workshop and one hour tutorial weekly.


AT1: Annotated Essay (40%)

AT2: Essay Summary (60%)

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