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Academic Writing

Undergraduate | GRF-COM101 | 2024

Previously GRF-COM10

Develop essay writing skills that stay relevant throughout your degree. You’ll cover prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. Work on critical thinking. Build your research skills. Communicate complex ideas effectively.

Study method
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Enrol by
7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
15 July 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

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:

  • GRF-COM15 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

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 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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Bachelor of Business

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