LING6080

Academic Writing

10 Units

This course provides students with essential skills in academic writing, combining theoretical perspectives of the conventions of academic writing with practical applications in a wide range of academic genres, including essay, literature review, and research paper.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Awareness of the conventions of academic writing;
  2. Advanced understanding of the specifics of different academic genres;
  3. Ability to plan and execute academic writing projects within a prescribed academic format;
  4. Ability to communicate complex and abstract ideas in compliance with the conventions of academic writing.
Content

The course explores the conventions of academic writing and the ways in which the language of academic writing can be used to communicate complex and abstract ideas. Topics to be covered include:

  1. Conventions of academic writing;
  2. Basic rhetorical devices in academic writing;
  3. Essentials of essay structure and composition;
  4. Other genres of academic writing (literature review, report, research paper, etc.);
  5. Essentials of referencing.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 3
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 4
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for LING6080

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