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Academic English (9487.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

This unit provides students with an intensive preparation for many areas of academic study. It develops students' academic English skills with an emphasis on critical reasoning, evaluative reading, critical writing, effective secondary research, and successful communication strategies. Students will make use of many types of texts covering a wide range of topics, and will learn to produce high-quality oral and written texts for academic purposes.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify the components of an argument, and explain the reasoning underlying an argument;

2. Demonstrate the ability to construct sound arguments in spoken and written texts;

3. Replicate the use of diverse academic language features in spoken and written texts;

4. Apply effective secondary research strategies reflected in the use of authoritative and credible secondary sources in research-intensive assignments; and

5. Construct a piece of academic writing that is both coherent and cohesive.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

3 hours per week.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

6695 Academic English.

Equivalent Units

6695 Academic English.

Referenced Courses



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