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WRIT1000: Introduction to Academic Writing

WRIT1000 teaches the fundamentals of academic writing across disciplines. Frequent, short writing assignments are designed to help students engage with the writing process at the sentence and paragraph levels and and to make appropriate style, grammar, punctuation, and syntax choices. Students will learn to research topics, document sources in keeping with academic honesty principles, and edit and revise their own and others' writing. While WRIT1000 may be suitable for non-native English speakers, it is not a language acquisition UoS and assumes basic competence in English.

Code WRIT1000
Academic unit English
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Evaluate academic articles and texts as part of a process of research, writing and editing
  • LO2. Interpret academic articles and texts from the perspectives of discipline, genre and audience
  • LO3. Compose original sentences, paragraphs and short argumentative texts in an academic style
  • LO4. Evaluate and produce quotation, citation and summary to serve critical dialogue among scholars
  • LO5. Critically assess the relationship between forms of writing and social, cultural and linguistic difference in Australia and the world