WRIT506 Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts

Updated: 25 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO306 or ENCO406 or ENCO506 or WRIT306
Notes None
Combined Units WRIT306 - 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 No text required
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 Assessment 1 50% 3000
Assessment Notes

Genre writing

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% 3000
Assessment Notes

Genre writing

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of writing principles, processes, roles and ethics in a range of professional and academic genres;
  2. exercise high-level, individual judgment in gathering, evaluating, selecting, and arranging ideas and information;
  3. deploy appropriate writing genres and technologies to plan, develop and present content, ideas and arguments coherently for diverse purposes;
  4. vary their writing style and use of modes to communicate with different types of audiences they may encounter; and
  5. adapt communication knowledge and skills to initiate and execute writing projects in varied social, cultural and organisational contexts.