Courses & Units

Academic Writing XAB021

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Note:

All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2021.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Academic Writing
Unit code XAB021
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Doctor I-Lien Tsay|Rory Jeffs|Mr Simon Fraser
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 2 Off-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Nursing Study Period 2 9/5/2022 26/5/2022 19/6/2022 31/7/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off Campus students: 2 hour weekly online workshop (optional)

AssessmentAT1: Essay (10%)|AT2: Revised Essay (20%)|AT3: Essay (30%)|AT4: Essay or Running Commentary (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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