WRIT101 The Craft of Academic Writing

Updated: 12 October 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO100
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Sophia Waters (swaters4@une.edu.au)
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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.