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WRIT1001 - Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays

Summer Early, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Frances Di Lauro


The persuasive power of the English language emerges from its richness and variation. This unit introduces students to rhetorical theory as a resource for the creative construction of meaning. Students will learn to discover topics, arrange ideas, and analyse the delivery of arguments across a variety of contexts. We examine print, visual media, political debates and engage in virtual exchanges with universities around the world.


4x500wd written assignments (40%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (20%), 1x1500wd essay (40%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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