The 2023 Spring School (late) availability of this unit will be offered subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A decision to continue or cancel the offering will be made no less than one week before classes are due to start. If you have enrolled and your enrolment will change as a result of this decision you will be contacted via your UTAS email and supported to find an alternate unit to complete your enrolment.
The NSP2 availability of XAB021 Academic Writing is tailored to students undertaking the Nursing Foundation Studies pathway in the Diploma of University Studies. Students in other pathways should enrol in the Semester 1 or Semester 2 availability of this unit instead.
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||Mrs Lisa Amerikanos|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Spring school (late)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Nursing Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (late)||6/11/2023||16/11/2023||30/11/2023||24/12/2023|
|Nursing Study Period 2||29/5/2023||19/6/2023||10/7/2023||20/8/2023|
* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. 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.
Semester delivery: 2-hour work once per week.
NSP Delivery: Workshops occur in Weeks 24, 27, 30, 32. Tutorials occur in Weeks 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34.
Spring School delivery: 2-hour workshops twice per week (optional)
|Assessment||AT2: Integrating Evidence Quiz (10%)|AT1: Essay Plan (15%)|AT3: Short Essay (35%)|AT4: Long 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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