EML102 Written Communication (8)

This subject introduces students to reading, writing, and academic inquiry at the tertiary level; and specifically prepares them for studying in the online education mode. Students will complete a number of specific tasks designed to develop their research and writing to assist them on their academic journey. Students will also be introduced to online communication practices.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML102. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply basic rules of grammar and punctuation;
  • be able to recognise and use plain English;
  • be able to describe the purpose of referencing sources of information;
  • be able to cite references according to the required conventions or style manual;
  • be able to identify relevant information in written material;
  • be able to recognise the range of the language, the features and the structures of different texts;
  • be able to integrate paraphrased and quoted sources in paragraph structure;
  • be able to identify key argument strategies and logical problems in own writing;
  • be able to plan an essay, develop a draft, evaluate and redraft, proofread and complete an essay;
  • be able to identify peer-reviewed literature and evaluate the academic quality of broader reference materials;
  • be able to explain the purpose of academic scholarship and applied research, using the Boyer Model of Scholarship; and
  • be able to establish an online presence with their writing.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Assignments and written communication
  • Academic style and language
  • Using plain english
  • Grammar and punctuation basics
  • Research and library skills
  • Evaluating information
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Topic analysis and essay planning
  • Essay and paragraph structure
  • Using sources, citation and referencing
  • Proofing and presentation
  • Logic, argument and discussion
  • The Boyer model of scholarship
  • Writing for online communication

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML102 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value
1
Eportfolio
30 %
2
Library, research and referencing quiz
10 %
3
Writing skills quiz
10 %
4
Analytical academic essay
50 %

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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