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.

Date

Time

Room

Campus

Monday 6 to Friday 10 February
(Foundation Students Only)
1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 6 to Friday 10 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG10 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 6 to Friday 10 February5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 13 to Friday 17 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 13 to Friday 17 February1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 6 to Friday 10 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)
Monday 13 to Friday 17 February5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)
Thursday 16 & Friday 17 FebruaryThurs 9am - 12pm & 2pm - 5pm
Fri 9am - 12pm (9 hrs)
JG01/02Pt Macquarie (North Coast Campus)

Enrolments will open Monday 9 January 2017