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 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an awareness of the conventions of academic writing;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the specifics of different academic genres;
  3. demonstrate the ability to plan and execute academic writing projects within a prescribed academic format;
  4. demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and abstract ideas in compliance with the conventions of academic writing.

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



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks



Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for LING6080
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