WRIT units are designed to help all writers strengthen their academic writing and are open to all students across the University.
We currently provide four units of study at the undergraduate level. WRIT1000 and WRIT1001 are our two junior-level units. WRIT1000 focuses on developing your writing style at the sentence and paragraph level and WRIT1001 explores writing in academic environments. WRIT2002 and WRIT3001 are our two senior-level units. WRIT2002 focuses on developing advanced research abilities and WRIT3001 explores rhetoric in the Australian context.
Our writing courses will equip you with the abilities you need for writing situations both in university and in the workplace. Our expert teaching and networked workshops connect you with a global network of students, researchers and resources.
- Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively through critical reading, thinking, and writing
- Develop your writing style by applying rhetorical principles to sentence and paragraph structures
- Engage in reflective writing and peer review
- Learn how to use rhetoric to analyse written and visual texts
- Develop a cross-cultural perspective on writing
- Work intensively on the elements of an academic essay
- Cultivate intensive and effective research and reporting practices
- Discover, produce, and deliver effective arguments
- Engage in critical thinking about multimodal writing
- Investigate the key arguments that have transformed Australian society
- Analyse historical and popular texts that have shaped Australian identity
- Practise writing for different social and ethical purposes
Units of Study
WRIT1001 - Academic English
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Benjamin Ian Miller
Phone: +61 2 9351 2542
The persuasive power of the English language emerges from its richness and variation. This unit teaches students to recognize these complexities as resources for the creative construction of meaning. Students will learn to communicate effectively and clearly in oral and written mediums and critically appraise the variable uses of English in academic contexts, analysing how English is employed across a variety of contexts, including television, technology, and virtual exchanges with universities around the world in the new, networked Writing Hub.
10x200wd written assignments (40%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (20%) and 1x1500wd essay (40%)
Alfano, C. and O'Brien, A. 2008. Envision. Second edition. New York: Pearson Longman
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
Upon registration for this unit students will be directed to an online diagnostic exercise.
Lecture for WRIT1001
|Session||Semester 2 2011|
|Location||Eastern Avenue Auditorium F19|
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