Courses & Units

Writing for Publication EPA963

Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides learning for you as an HDR candidate to develop your skills and knowledge of academic writing for publication (i.e., journal articles). It provides you, as an aspiring researcher, with a framework for writing based on modules such as:
*planning and structuring writing
*selecting target publications
*presenting research findings in writing
*editing writing
*reviewing the work of others, and
*addressing reviewers’ comments to maximise chances of publishing in peer-reviewed publications
This unit is suitable for candidates across all disciplines. General principles of writing for publication will be covered. In addition, opportunity to look at conventions of writing in various disciplines will be available. You will be supported to further develop your critical, analytical, and communication skills, while being provided with an opportunity to participate in and build a community of practice with your peers. The unit will progress from the beginning stages of planning a manuscript right through to the final stages of getting ready to submit a manuscript for review.
Please note that this unit requires that you are sufficiently advanced in your work that you have data that are ready for writing up (i.e., collected, analysed and understood). Typically, this means that students will be in the final half of their candidature. If you are unsure about whether this unit will be appropriate for you please discuss with your supervisory team and the unit coordinator.

Summary

Unit name Writing for Publication
Unit code EPA963
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 079999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
Recommended

Wendy Laura Belcher (2019) Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (second edition) University of Chicago Press, June 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0226499918

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