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EDGU1006: Texts and Expectations

2024 unit information

This unit supports first-year undergraduate students in developing their academic reading and writing, and in engaging effectively with their assessment tasks. The unit has three main objectives. Firstly, it assists students in understanding what is expected of them in reading and writing at university. Secondly, it develops students awareness of different kinds of academic texts and the features of these texts. Thirdly, it provides students with strategies to read and write academic texts more effectively. The unit encourages students to take an active and independent role in finding about more about academic reading and writing, particularly within their own area of study. The unit provides a solid foundation that first-year students can use to further develop their academic reading and writing throughout their studies.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Increase your awareness of the expectations and requirements for academic literacy at university, and within your area of study
  • LO2. Write academic texts more effectively.
  • LO3. Read academic texts more effectively.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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