WRIT1000 Writing: Style and Method
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Angela Shetler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early,Winter Main Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Assessment: Online activities (15%), 4x800wd writing tasks (60%), 1x1300wd final assessment (25%)
This unit teaches the fundamentals of constructing effective and well-written English. It will focus on writing clear and coherent sentences, including word choices, punctuation, grammar, style, parallelism, and syntax. It will also highlight the methods for producing coherent paragraphs: topic sentences, transitions, concision, and organisation.
WRIT1001 Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Frances Di Lauro (Sem 1, Session 43), Dr Benjamin Miller (Sem 2, Session 11) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early,Winter Main Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 4x500wd written assignments (40%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (20%), 1x1500wd essay (40%)
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.
WRIT2002 Advanced Writing and Research
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Frances Di Lauro Session: Semester 1,Summer Early Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Assessment: 1x1000wd research journal (20%), 1x1200wd critical reading task (30%), 1x2300wd final project (50%)
What do great poets, preachers and politicians have in common? Using case studies of enduring speeches, from the pulpit to the courtroom to the concert hall, this unit introduces students to advanced rhetorical theory, research and analysis. It extends their ability to think critically about various text types and modes of delivery. The unit cultivates intensive and effective research and reporting practices, through which students develop their own discipline-based inquiry questions to effectively discover, produce, and deliver their arguments.