Courses & Units

Thinking and Writing at University ESH100

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit can be taken as an elective in Education courses. It is not available as an elective in some other courses. Please check with your Faculty prior to enrolling in this unit.


Thinking and Writing at University develops and assesses those thinking and literacy skills essential to study at a university level. There is a particular focus on critical thinking and the development of an argument in an essay, as well as information literacy (the ability to collect and evaluate information from appropriate sources). ESH100 also introduces you to important learning strategies that enable you to engage fully in your academic studies. This unit introduces skills that will be further developed in Faculty of Education courses, and is available as an elective unit in other degree programs.

The ESH100 unit focuses on:

*      Interpreting and presenting arguments.

*      Distinguishing fact and opinion.

*      Paragraph and essay structure.

*      Collecting, critically evaluating and synthesising appropriate evidence.

*      Developing and embedding an argument in a logical and coherent essay.


Unit name Thinking and Writing at University
Unit code ESH100
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Ms Roie Thomas

Teaching staff

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


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Band Field of Education
1 070199

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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: 1 hr Lecture - Week 1 only:      2 hr tutorial - Weeks 2-13

Online students: Lecture, weekly activities and discussions


Task 1: Opinion piece (20%). Task 2: Essay plan (30%). Task 3: Essay (50%).

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