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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • grammar test (30%)
  • final essay (40%)
  • in-tutorial and online exercises (30%).
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Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 31 hours - online participation
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr Lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials - 12 weeks x 1.5hrs p/w
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures - 13 x 1hr lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials - 12wk x 1.5hrs p/w
  • 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.