Fundamentals of Academic Writing
Restock your academic skillset with proven writing and research strategies. Understand how to plan effectively before writing starts. Get the rundown on referencing and source evaluation. Learn about the peer review process and incorporate feedback.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 01 Jun 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and implement relevant study processes, strategies and attitudes to effectively manage personal study demonstrated by completing specific learning development tasks including reflection
- consistently apply academic research and writing conventions and practices including information literacy, appropriate use of scholarly literature, and a formal writing style when producing written assignments
- construct an essay to demonstrate application of effective planning, structuring, editing and proofreading skills
- demonstrate competent communicative skill (in reading and writing,) in using English for academic purposes.
- Optimising your learning and studying style
- Reading critically- learning reflectively
- What do we mean by 'academic'
- Academic knowledge and evaluating sources
- Academic Integrity and plagiarism
- Plagiarism and referencing
- Types of assignments: the argumentative essay
- Structuring your writing: the essay & paragraph
- Pre-writing strategies & formal writing style
- Incorporating feedback & unpacking submission requirements
- Writing practice and peer review
- Polishing your essay
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
The complex processes, strategies, attitudes and language that characterise academic learning, research and writing are identified, discussed, practiced and applied in relation to set tasks to build a foundation for academic success.
Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Essay planning (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (45%)
- Response (15%)
Textbooks are not required.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.