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|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|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|
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
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
Work placement, internships or practicums
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