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Undergraduate | GRF-COM10 | 2023

Academic Writing

Punch up your academic writing skills. Grapple with the building blocks that inform effective essay writing. Consider the importance of structuring your arguments. Strengthen your ability to work with sources and to reference accurately.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Academic Writing

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. write clear and concise prose
    2. write a successful academic essay
    3. use critical thinking in reading and writing texts
    4. work with sources
    5. reference accurately
    6. be informed about ethical use of sources and plagiarism
    7. plan, draft and edit text
    8. discern and create an argument
    9. understand the basic structures of effective communication.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

one of

  • GRF-COM15-Developing Research and Analytical Skills (no longer available)

  • GRF-CCJ16 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -
    • Additional materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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