Academic English (9487.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||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. Apply effective reading comprehension and secondary research strategies and evaluate components of arguments, and explain reasoning underlying an argument;
2. Compose sound arguments in coherent and cohesive spoken and written texts utilizing academic conventions;
3. Develop breadth and accuracy of language features in fluent speech and writing;
4. Synthesize and paraphrase a range of authoritative and credible sources to construct a written text which meets academic integrity requirements; and
5. Recognise local and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and western knowledge systems, and how these are present in learning experiences.
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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
Incompatible units6695 Academic English
Equivalent units6695 Academic English
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||05 June 2023||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||03 June 2024||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||16 September 2024||On-Campus||Miss Swarali Sidhaye|
Reading materials are part of Canvas content.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
You MUST submit an Assignment Extension form (found in Modules) before the due date if you need an extension.
Please use the draft box provided to submit drafts so you can view the Ouriginal Report to ensure you have not plagiarised BEFORE you hand in the final copy.
Please use Study Skills either in person in the UC Library OR online in their Canvas site for assistance with your writing and oral presentation work.
Special assessment requirements
Please note: Students are asked to complete two ungraded tasks,
1. A Diagnostic writing task that will be completed in Week 1.
2. The AIM Module which is to be completed in Week 2. Then a copy of the FULL certificate must be uploaded into Canvas.
- Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item due to extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures).
- An extension must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful.
- The Unit Convener or relevant Program Coordinator will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension. An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page and there is an Extension Submission drop box in Canvas. Please submit it there.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted unless an extension has been approved.
You MUST submit an Assignment Extension form (found in Modules) into Canvas before the due date if you need an extension.
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 should attend all classes when possible because this is where discussion about academic skills and the assignments takes place. Failing to attend and engage with the teachers and other students puts you at risk of failing the unit.
If you do miss a class please use the Canvas site to see what you missed out on and participate in the activities in Canvas to help you catch up.
Required IT skills
Students are required to use a computer or laptop and a reliable internet connection.
International students should contact UC College about unit fees.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (210978)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (210473)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (210472)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (210471)