Academic Writing

Course code LING6080Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesStudents 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.
ContentThe 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
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo assumed knowledge
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignments (1000 words) 2@20% (40%)

Written Assignments (1500 words) 2@30% (60%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LING6080