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.

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PREP8000 - Writing Academic Essays

This course is designed for students who are about to commence studies at foundation or 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 foundation or undergraduate studies.





Monday 3 to Friday 7 July2pm - 5pm (15 hrs)C124 Chemistry BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)LSTH100 Life Science TheatreNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 3 to Friday 7 July5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)CN2104 Classrooms NorthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)

Monday 10 July  and Tuesday 11 July

Monday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm (9 hrs)

JG01/02 J Block

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Pt Macquarie (North Coast Campus)

Enrolments will open Wednesday 14 June 2017.