Courses & Units

Academic Writing XAB021

Note:

All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2022.

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 College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Doctor I-Lien Tsay|Rory Jeffs|Mr Simon Fraser
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Spring school (late) Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

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Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (late) 7/11/2022 17/11/2022 1/12/2022 25/12/2022
Nursing Study Period 2 9/5/2022 26/5/2022 19/6/2022 31/7/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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
091599 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentAT1: Essay (20%)|AT2: Revised Essay (10%)|AT3: Essay (30%)|AT4: Essay (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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