SSS081 Grammar Essentials 2: Applying Grammar in University Study (2)

This subject aims to further develop and extend the knowledge and skills of students in the area of grammatical accuracy in academic writing. Common grammatical errors made in undergraduate studies will be highlighted and correct forms practised in context. It is an online and self-paced subject that allows student discussion and interaction to assist students towards more effective academic writing. Topics focus on common problems encountered in academic writing at university level.


Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS081. 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



One session


Division of Student Services

Enrolment Restrictions


Assumed Knowledge

This subject is stage two of a sequence of subjects focused on grammar. It is recommended that students complete Grammar Essentials 1: Basic Grammar before completing this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the role of grammar in academic writing;
  • be able to identify common university tasks that require correct use of grammar;
  • be able to apply academic literacy to a range of types of tasks;
  • be able to produce a short written text that is grammatically correct; and
  • be able to identify resources or services that support development in effective and grammatically accurate academic writing.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Grammar as essential to academic literacy at university
  • The role of grammar in communication
  • Grammar, university learning tasks and assessment tasks
  • Applying academic literacy to different types of tasks
  • Features of effective writing
  • Finding help and resources

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS081 in Term 3 2020. 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
Value %
Assessment item 1 - quiz
Assessment item 2 - quiz

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.