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CU1010 - Effective Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

SP86 available only to BEd ECE and Primary students.

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%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
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
Coordinator: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
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
Coordinator: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
Workload expectations:

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

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

External, Study Period 86
Census Date 05-Nov-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 32 hours - online engagement
  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions - 1 hr per week scheduled collaborate session
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes.
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
Coordinator: Dr Marie Oelgemoeller
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
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.