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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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 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

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: 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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>, 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 Brisbane, Study Period 21, Limited
Census Date 02-Apr-2015
Face to face teaching (24 March to 27 June 2014)
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, Study Period 22, Limited
Census Date 13-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (21 July to 24 October 2014)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown
Lecturer: <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, Study Period 23, Limited
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Face to face teaching (17 November 2014 to 27 February 2015)
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 Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
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, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
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%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
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%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: 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%); restructure essay (20%); assignment (20%) (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: 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%); restructure essay (20%); assignment (20%) (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Feb-2015
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.