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.
|Unit name||Academic Writing|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor I-Lien Tsay|Rory Jeffs|Mr Simon Fraser|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
|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|
* 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).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Off Campus students: 2 hour weekly online workshop (optional)
|Assessment||AT1: Essay (20%)|AT2: Revised Essay (10%)|AT3: Essay (30%)|AT4: Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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