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CU1000 - English for Academic Purposes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

Available to Diploma of Business & Diploma of IT JCU Singapore students only.

This subject will inculcate effective habits and patterns of academic study and successfully engage students in a comprehensive overview of faculty expectations in terms of academic work and in-class participation. The focus of the subject, therefore, is on developing English language and study skills required for developing the critical reading and thinking strategies that academic writing requires in university study. The students will be given guided practice structuring their essays to be reader-centric rather than for self expression. The need for citation and referencing will also be taught so as to acknowledge the work of others. Reading skills will be developed for the purpose of extracting relevant information from resources in order to produce informed essays of substance. Five skills will be built upon namely: essay writing; report writing; oral presentations; listening and note-taking; academic reading.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine and practise the language skills and strategies necessary to write university essays, focussing on aspects such as style and tone of academic writing, analysing essay topics;
  • plan and apply strategies of structuring an essay such as paraphrasing, in-text citations, referencing and thus avoid plagiarism;
  • analyse and integrate data into a written report; practise and apply reading strategies and skills enabling students to read academic texts resourcefully;
  • plan and deliver effective group oral presentations in an academic setting; demonstrate effective written communication skills in a professional business context;
  • develop the strategies and listening skills to take down effective notes in university lectures which include the ability to recognise main points, subordinate ideas and common signposts in lectures.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Janelle Rose
Lecturer: Ms Pamela Arumynathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours workshops/Seminars - Combination of lectures, workshop/seminar
Assessment: presentations (15%); participation in class activities (10%); essays (25%); assignments (30%); listening test (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Janelle Rose
Lecturer: Ms Pamela Arumynathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours workshops/Seminars - Combination of lectures, workshop/seminar
Assessment: presentations (15%); participation in class activities (10%); essays (25%); assignments (30%); listening test (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Janelle Rose, Ms Pamela Arumynathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours workshops/Seminars - Combination of lectures, workshop/seminar
Assessment: presentations (15%); participation in class activities (10%); essays (25%); assignments (30%); listening test (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.