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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

COM00334 Learning Technologies and the Academy

Unit aim

Introduces students to active practices of reading and writing, different forms of writing and critical reading strategies that will enable them to analyse and critique meanings in the written word. Reading and writing skills are introduced with a particular emphasis on critical thinking and essay writing as forms of academic practice.

Unit content

  • Orality and literacy
  • The reading-writing nexus
  • Literacy and the politics of writing
  • Critical literacy and critical thinking
  • New literacies
  • Future literacies
  • Dangerous writing
  • Rhetoric and persuasion
  • Language and expression
  • Across the disciplines

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 read and critically analyse a range of texts
2 search, retrieve and evaluate scholarly material
3 construct a coherent argument in essay form
4 write and reference competently in scholarly work
5 understand the importance of academic integrity
6 understand the value of writing as communication.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. read and critically analyse a range of texts
    • GA1:
  2. search, retrieve and evaluate scholarly material
    • GA5:
  3. construct a coherent argument in essay form
    • GA6:
  4. write and reference competently in scholarly work
    • GA6:
  5. understand the importance of academic integrity
    • GA1:
  6. understand the value of writing as communication.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Grellier, J & Goerke, V, 2014, Communications Toolkit, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170243612.

  • Grellier, J & Goerke, V, 2014, Communications Toolkit, 3rd, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170243612.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.