Academic Writing and Research Skills G (UCC) (8733.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate improved technical control of English grammar and pronunciation (attribute 1);
2. Demonstrate skills in systematically locating, evaluating and synthesising relevant information (attribute 2);
3. Employ strategies for reading effectively and efficiently for postgraduate study (attributes 2 and 3);
4. Demonstrate skills in using the conventions of academic writing, including appropriate use of referencing and citations, (attributes 1 and 2);
5. Demonstrate improved capacity for independent learning and critical thinking (attribute 4); and
6. Utilise skills for engaging with unit-specific content in their specialist areas (attribute 3).
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
PrerequisitesRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6695 Preparation for Postgraduate Studies.
CorequisitesIntercultural Academic Communication G.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Students will be provided with the Unit Materials specially designed for this unit.
Students will also need to have use of the following:
- an English-English desk dictionary, such as the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary or the Collins Cobuild Students Dictionary
- an English-English thesaurus, such as the Concise Oxford Thesaurus
- University of Canberra Library (2010), A Guide to Referencing with examples in the APA and Harvard styles. 6th edition.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to gain a pass grade or higher, students are required to attempt all the assessments and achieve a total aggregate of 50% or more for all assessment items. In addition, to meet the English proficiency requirements for your UC course you must achieve at least 65% on the combined scores from the Grammar & Writing tests and Essay/Report Writing Stage 4: Final Essay for this unit.
End of unit results will be awarded on a five-point scale:
High Distinction - HD (85 - 100)
Distinction - DI (75 - 84)
Credit - CR (65 - 74)
Pass - P (50 - 64)
Fail - N* (below 50)
NW - Fail result based on written notification of withdrawal from a subject after the due date.
NX - Fail result based on failure to reach pass grade in a subject having completed all the subject assessment requirements
NC - Fail result based on failure to complete one or more of the assessment requirements for a subject
NN - Fail result based on non-participation in a subject
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.
Course participants on Student Visas are required to attend more than 80% of all classes. Student attendance is checked for each class. In cases where a student attends less than 80% of their classes, and are unable to provide appropriate documentation and a satisfactory explanation, the Student Visa may be cancelled.
In addition, there is a strong correlation between poor attendance and failure in a unit because students who have a poor attendance record find it difficult to keep up with the work being presented. Since this course includes a continuous assessment component as part of its overall assessment, poor attendance means that students will not be in class to participate and this will make it difficult for a student to fulfil the requirements of this part of the assessment.
Required IT skills
You should know how to navigate on-line websites and be able to use standard software packages such as Word and Excel.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (205579)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (202348)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (196657)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (200180)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (193115)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192569)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (191976)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (140833)
- Semester 1, 2015, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (146100)