ENCO100 The Craft of Academic Writing

Updated: 04 February 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 On line
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

This unit provides a working knowledge of written communication skills in an academic context and is suitable for any undergraduate course in the University. Class work focuses on research strategies, language usage and essay writing. Students should be proficient in English and are expected to achieve basic word processing competency in their own time. Please note that this is not a creative writing, remedial or ESL unit. The focus is on formal writing for academic purposes. This unit has an online component. Students are expected to submit online answers to regular grammar quizzes.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

The Easy Writer: Formal Writing for Academic Purposes

ISBN: 9781442549265
Belmont, W. and Sharkey, M., Pearson 3rd ed. 2010

Note: It is strongly recommended that students order the textbook, only available from the UNE United Campus Bookshop, well in advance of commencement of trimester to avoid delays.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

ISBN: 9780195568882
Oxford 5th ed. 2009

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Macquarie Concise Dictionary

ISBN: 9781876429386
Macquarie 6th ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

The Little Penguin Handbook

ISBN: 9781486015528
Faigley, L., Pearson Education 3rd Australasian ed. 2014

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1: Short Exercise 15% 600
Assessment Notes

Three paragraphs of 200 words each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2: Short Essay 25% 1000
Assessment Notes

Five paragraphs

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 3: Long Essay 50% 1400
Assessment Notes

Seven paragraphs

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Online Assessment 10%
Assessment Notes

Regular online quizzes (10 in total)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of, and skills in applying, the principles, techniques and scholarly conventions of academic writing and editing;
  2. use appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, methods of paragraph construction, referencing and presentation in written tasks;
  3. identify and apply research procedures that inform academic writing, including use of library resources, keyword searches, compilation of bibliographies, and note-taking; and
  4. plan, draft and develop short academic essays, taking account of feedback and applying the techniques for editing structure and content.