WRIT306 Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts

Updated: 12 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO306 or ENCO406 or ENCO506 or WRIT506
Notes None
Combined Units WRIT506 - Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts
Coordinator(s) Rosemary Williamson (rwilli27@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Anybody whose paid or other work involves writing will need to adapt and apply their skills to different situations involving the written word. This unit aims to help those writers, or aspiring writers, to become more informed, skilful and versatile in their professional and personal practice. It explores forms, techniques and styles of writing that are relevant to workplaces and the wider community, as well as to academic study. These include organisational writing (eg, proposals and reports), reviewing (eg, book and film reviews) and writing for a general (non-expert) audience. You will learn the underlying principles and processes of effective communication that can be transferred across a range of writing genres. Through assessment tasks, you will gain practical experience to that end.

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 sound knowledge of writing principles, techniques and ethics in a range of professional and academic genres;
  2. exercise individual judgment in gathering, selecting and arranging ideas and information;
  3. deploy appropriate writing genres and techniques to develop and present content and ideas coherently for diverse purposes; and
  4. adapt their writing style and use of modes to communicate with different types of audiences they may encounter.