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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

The SP3 availability of this subject is specifically and only available to students enrolled in the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program in Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences(IHCAP).

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 and syntax and punctuation; analysis and outlining of material; planning, developing and editing work; practical application in essays and reports. NOTE: The SP3 availability of this subject is specifically and only available to students enrolled in the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program in Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences(IHCAP).

Learning Outcomes

  • a knowledge of fundamental grammar, syntax and punctuation;
  • an appreciation of effective writing and the ability to apply these techniques to different styles of writing;
  • an audience-centred, reader-oriented approach to writing;
  • an awareness of the interdependence of analytical skills and clear expression;
  • an understanding of the key stages in the writing process (planning, writing, editing).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen, Dr Ariella Van Luyn.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); paragraphs (10%); essay (20%); report (20%) (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen, Dr Ariella Van Luyn.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); paragraphs (10%); essay (20%); report (20%) (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); paragraphs (10%); discursive and communicative prose (20%); report (20%) (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Dr Ariella Van Luyn
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Dr Ariella Van Luyn.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Dr Ariella Van Luyn.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ariella Van Luyn
Lecturers: Ms Pamela Arumynathan, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (60%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ariella Van Luyn
Lecturers: Mr Boby Kappen, Ms Pamela Arumynathan, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (60%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ariella Van Luyn
Lecturer: Ms Pamela Arumynathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (60%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Brisbane, Limited, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Face to face teaching (24 March to 27 June 2014)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Mrs Amreeta Hinduja.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); (10%); (50%).

JCU Brisbane, Limited, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (21 July to 24 October 2014)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturer: Mrs Amreeta Hinduja.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); (10%); (50%).

JCU Brisbane, Limited, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching (17 November 2014 to 27 February 2015)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Mrs Amreeta Hinduja.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); (10%); (50%).

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.