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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to students who wish to improve their general writing skills.

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.

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).

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen.
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 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen.
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 03-Feb-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
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 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, <Person not found>.
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 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, <Person not found>.
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 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown.
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 52
Census Date 21-Jul-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Dr Koong Foo.
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 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Dr Koong Foo.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

JCU Brisbane, Limited, Study Period 21
Census Date 14-Apr-2011
Face to face teaching (DATES TO BE ADVISED)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown.
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 11-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching 18-Jul-2011 to 28-Oct-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, <Person not found>.
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 08-Dec-2011
Face to face teaching 14-Nov-2011 to 09-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, <Person not found>.
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.