|Course code LING6080||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course provides students with essential skills in academic writing, combining theoretical perspectives of the conventions of academic writing with practical applications in a wide range of academic genres, including essay, literature review, research paper.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||Students who have satisfactorily completed this course will be able to demonstrate:|
1. awareness of the conventions of academic writing;
2. advanced understanding of the specifics of different academic genres;
3. ability to plan and execute academic writing projects within a prescribed academic format;
4. ability to communicate complex and abstract ideas in compliance with the conventions of academic writing.
|Content||The course explores the conventions of academic writing and the ways in which the language of academic writing can be used to communicate complex and abstract ideas. Topics to be covered include:|
1. conventions of academic writing;
2. basic rhetorical devices in academic writing;
3. essentials of essay structure and composition;
4. other genres of academic writing (literature review, report, research paper, etc.);
5. essentials of referencing.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||No assumed knowledge|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for LING6080|