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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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, 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.
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EL1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
Lecturers: Ms Phillipa Anderson, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
    Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
    Lecturer: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
    Contact hours:
    • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
    • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
      Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

      Townsville, Internal, Study Period 3
      Census Date 07-Feb-2019
      Lecturer: Ms Phillipa Anderson.
      Contact hours:
      • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
      • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
        Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

        External, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
        Lecturer: Miss Jennifer Francis.
        Contact hours:
        • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
        • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
          Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

          Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
          Census Date 28-Mar-2019
          Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes.
          Contact hours:
          • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr Lectures
          • 18 hours tutorials - 12 weeks x 1.5hrs p/w
            Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

            Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
            Census Date 29-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
            Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
            Contact hours:
            • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
            • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
              Assessment: grammar test (30%); final essay (40%); in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).

              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.