English Grammar G (7652.8)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will:
1. Have gained knowledge of basic English grammar;
2. Be able to recognise and explain a range of basic grammatical forms and sentence structures; and
3. Be able to apply this knowledge in their academic study and communication (e.g. writing).
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Assumed knowledgeCompetence in the English Language.
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Nelson, Gerald and Sidney Greenbaum. 2016. An Introduction to English Grammar. 4th edition. London and New York: Routledge. (www.routledge.com/cw/nelson)
[Available in the co-op bookshop and in the library]
Altenberg, Evelyn P. & Robert M. Vago, 2010. English Grammar: Understanding the Basics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.( www.cambridge.org/altenberg-vago) [Available in the library (hard copy and e-copy)]
Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum. 2005. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Available in the library (hard copy)]
Parrott, M. 2010. Grammar for English Language Teachers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Available in the library (hard copy )]
Payne, Thomas E. 2011. Understanding English Grammar, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Available in the library (hard copy and e-copy)]
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and is at the discretion of the unit convener.
Special assessment requirements
1. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
2. Students must submit all assessment items in order to pass the unit.
3. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend classes 3 hours per week (lecture and tutorial) and to participate in on-line activities and discussion forums. Lectures are available online.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading recommended texts and additional suggested material 30
Participating in forums and undertaking on-line activities 16
Attending/listening to lectures and participating in tutorials 32
Tutorial preparation (e.g. grammar exercises) 22
Assessment items 50 hours
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Word, email, internet, use of library catalogue, use of Canvas. Uploading of documents to Canvas.
No additional costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Information about submission of assignments and requirements for referencing is included in the unit's Canvas site.