This unit supports first-year undergraduate students in developing their academic reading and writing, and in engaging effectively with their assessment tasks. The unit has three main objectives. Firstly, it assists students in understanding what is expected of them in reading and writing at university. Secondly, it develops students' awareness of different kinds of academic texts and the features of these texts. Thirdly, it provides students with strategies to read and write academic texts more effectively. The unit encourages students to take an active and independent role in finding about more about academic reading and writing, particularly within their own area of study. The unit provides a solid foundation that first-year students can use to further develop their academic reading and writing throughout their studies.
1x1hr lecture/wk, 1x2hr seminar/wk
1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1x creative assignment (30%), 1x2000wd assignment (40%)