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WRIT1001: Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays

2024 unit information

The persuasive power of the English language emerges from its richness and variation. This unit introduces students to rhetorical theory as a resource for the creative construction of meaning. Students will learn to discover topics, arrange ideas, and analyse the delivery of arguments across a variety of contexts. We examine print, visual media, political debates and engage in virtual exchanges with universities around the world.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code WRIT1001
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. communicate competently and confidently in writing across a range of modalities and contexts
  • LO2. demonstrate an increased awareness of how to produce effective arguments
  • LO3. understand more about essay conventions in academic contexts
  • LO4. construct written arguments appropriate for multicultural audiences
  • LO5. edit your own work and the work of others effectively and consistently.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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