This course is for students who are commencing studies at a tertiary level and want to be sure they are starting with the correct written communication skills.

PREP080 - Writing Academic Essays

This course is designed for students who are about to commence studies at a tertiary level and who want to be sure they are starting with the written communication skills required for successful course work.

The course demonstrates essential steps in the essay-writing process, including:

  • interpreting the question
  • devising a reading plan
  • taking notes
  • organising your ideas
  • structuring an argument
  • the writing process (e.g. sentence construction, vocabulary selection, etc.)
  • using evidence and referencing sources
  • editing and polishing your work.

Whatever your study program, the ability to plan a well-organised piece of work and to present it in a coherent and informative way will help you succeed.

Students do not need to write and submit an academic essay during the course. Rather the course aims to provide the fundamental skills, knowledge and approaches that will give you a headstart in developing your essay writing abilities during your undergraduate studies.

Date

Time

Room

Campus

Monday 2 February - Friday 6 February9am - 12pm (15 hours)
This session is for Foundation Studies Students (Open Foundation, Newstep & Yapug) only
VG10, Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 2 February - Friday 6 February1pm - 4pm (15 hours)VG02, Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 2 February to Friday 6 February5pm - 8pm (15 hours)VG02, Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 2 February to Friday 6 February 9am - 12pm (15 hours)CS103, Classroom SouthOurimbah
Monday 9 February to Friday 13 February9am - 12pm (15 hours)VG07, Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 9 February to Friday 13 February1pm - 4pm (15 hours)CN2104, Classroom NorthOurimbah
Monday 9 February to Friday 13 February1pm - 4pm (15 hours)VG01, Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Thursday 12 February and Fri 13 FebruaryThurs 9am - 12pm then 2pm-5pm
Fri 9am - 12pm (15 hours)
JG01/02, J BlockPort Macquarie
Mon 16 February to Friday 20 February 5pm - 8pm (15 hours)CS103, Classroom SouthOurimbah