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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

SP86 available only to BEd ECE and Primary students.

This subject offers practical training in a key generic skill: the ability to write in a way that will assist both academic study and later professional life. Emphasis is on writing for information transfer, communication and persuasion, rather than on writing for self-expression. Major topics include basic grammar, syntax and punctuation; analysis and outlining of material; planning, developing and editing work; and practical application in essays.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a knowledge of correct grammar, syntax and punctuation;
  • employ effective writing skills and techniques to different styles of writing;
  • practice an audience-centred, reader-oriented approach to writing;
  • construct an awareness of interdependence between analytical skills and clear expression;
  • integrate key stages (planning, writing, editing) in the writing process.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (30%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours online activity
  • 7 hours online Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
Lecturer: Dr Anna Willis.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 18 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 18 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.