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.

UON Prep Bridging Courses

PREP080 - 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.

Date

Time

Room

Campus

Thursday 11 February 
Friday 12 February
9am -12pm & 2pm - 5pm
9am - 12pm (9 hrs)
JG01/02Port Macquarie
Monday 1 to Friday 5 February (*Foundation Students Only)9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG10 Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 1 to Friday 5 February1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)VG02 Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 1 to Friday 5 February5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)VG02 Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 8 to Friday 12 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 8 to Friday 12 February1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)VG01 Mathematics BuildingCallaghan
Monday 1 to Friday 5 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthOurimbah
Monday 8 to Friday 12 February1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)CN2104 Classrooms NorthOurimbah

Registrations will open 8 January 2016. Click here to register.

* Foundation students are either commencing Open Foundation, Newstep or Yapug.