English Writing introduces students to, and consolidates their knowledge of, the
conventions of English grammar and composition. The unit focuses on fashioning
the skills required of an academic writer. The unit covers:
• the processes and mechanics of academic writing;
• grammar, syntax, voice, punctuation, and usage; and
• sentence, paragraph, and essay structure.
|Unit name||English Writing: Grammar and Composition|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Naomi Parry|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Proficiency in practical English grammar
- Knowledge of the essential ways in which words are used to form sentences in English
- Application of principles for drafting effective paragraphs and organising these according to generic conventions.
- Ability to draft copy across multiple modes.
- Formal and informal communication and self-reflection in informed discussion and a range of writing tasks
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Short recorded lectures & online activities (including group discussions and activities).
|Assessment||Writing Journal Portfolio (70%)|Online Writing Workshop (including Discussions) (30%)|
|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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