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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

SCU College

Unit aim

The unit explores the conventions of written academic communication. Students will develop an understanding of, and skills to meet, the academic community's communication expectations. The unit will develop students' ability to engage in academic dialogue with academic integrity.

 

Unit content

  1. Digital literacy: Accessing, assessing and disseminating information online
  2. Academic integrity: Paraphrasing, summarising, quoting and referencing
  3. Academic writing I: Paragraphs, connections and respectful language
  4. Academic writing II: How to write essays and reports
  5. Academic writing III: Vocabulary and style
  6. Alternative genres of academic communication

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Access, evaluate and disseminate information online
2 Use academic bibliographic conventions of citation and referencing
3 Demonstrate understanding of the genre conventions of academic essays and reports
4 Communicate effectively and ethically in academic writing: Summarising, paraphrasing, quoting and using respectful academic language

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

  1. Access, evaluate and disseminate information online
  2. Use academic bibliographic conventions of citation and referencing
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the genre conventions of academic essays and reports
  4. Communicate effectively and ethically in academic writing: Summarising, paraphrasing, quoting and using respectful academic language

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.