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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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).

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.
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Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-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%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Limited
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
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, Study Period 22, Limited
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
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, Study Period 23, Limited
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
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 Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
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%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-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%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen
Lecturer: Ms Pamela Arumynathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Block
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (2 week block - dates TBA)
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); workshop exercises (10%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: 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, Study Period 3, Internal
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
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%).

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.