Academic English (9487.2)
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|Discipline Of Communication And Media||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
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 - 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 - 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
- 6695 Academic English.
Equivalent units6695 Academic English.
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Students may also wish to access the following resources, which you may use to guide additional reading and completion of tutorial and workshop tasks:
Bate, D., & Sharpe, P. (1998). Writer's handbook for university students. (2nd ed.). Harcourt Brace: NSW.
Brick, J. (2006). Academic Culture: A student's guide to studying at university. Macquarie University, Sydney: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR).
Cottrell, S. (2008). Study Skills: The Study Skills Handbook. (3rd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan: Houndsmill UK.
Davies, M. (2011). Study skills for international postgraduates. Macmillan Palgrave: Houndsmill UK.
Godfrey, J (2009). How to use your reading in your essays. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK.
Greetham, B. (2008). How to write better essays. (2nd ed). Palgrave Macmillan: Houndsmill UK.
Lewin, B.A. (2010). Writing readable research: a guide for students of social science. Equinox: UK.
Pears, R., & Shields, G. (2010). Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. (8th ed.). Palgrave Macmillan: Houndsmill UK.
Reinders, H., Moore, N., & Lewis, M. (2008). The international student handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Sowton, C. 50 STEPS to improving your academic writing. Garnet Education: UK.
Wilson, P, & Glazier, T.F. (2000). The least you should know about English. (7th ed). Heinle & Heinle: UK.
In order to complete the assignments students will need to do independent research and obtain suitable reading materials in addition to those provided by the lecturer.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students must complete ALL assessment items to pass this unit. Requests for extension of assignment deadlines must be accompanied by a documented, compelling reason.
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.
This is not an online unit, and attendance in lectures and tutorials is highly recommended. Success in this unit requires regular participation in the learning activities.
Required IT skills
Word processing skills, email, Canvas, and the use of presentation software.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 3, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (178837)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (178689)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (176496)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (165117)
- UC College - Semester 1, 2017, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (166591)
- Semester 1, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (165251)
- UC College - Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (162420)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (163173)