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At the completion of this subject you will be able to:
- write clear and concise prose
- write a successful academic essay
- use critical thinking in reading and writing texts
- work with sources
- reference accurately
- be informed about ethical use of sources and plagiarism
- plan, draft and edit text
- discern and create an argument
- understand the basic structures of effective communication.
- Building blocks
- Working with sources
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-COM10-Academic Writing (No longer available)
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- GRF-COM15-Developing Research and Analytical Skills (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This unit provides an introduction to the distinctive conventions and practices of writing for university assessment. It focuses primarily on the academic essay, especially on the strategies successful academic writers use to incorporate information and viewpoints from existing sources, while at the same time forming and expressing their own independent viewpoint. It is essential training for students in navigating their way through existing knowledge without plagiarising. The unit is of particular relevance to students in all areas of the humanities and social sciences who are required to understand the research essay as a genre.
- Exercises (15%)
- Annotated bibliography; outline/plan; introductory paragraph (30%)
- Multiple Choice Quiz (15%)
- Essay (40%)
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