EML102 Written Communication (8)

This subject introduces students to reading and writing at the tertiary level and specifically prepares them for studying in the online education mode. Students will complete a number of specific tasks and develop a variety of writing and research skills 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 plan an essay, develop a draft, evaluate and redraft, proofread and complete an essay;
  • 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 identify peer-reviewed literature and evaluate the academic quality of broader reference materials; 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
  • Writing for online communication

Contact

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

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