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WRIT1001: Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays

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.

Code WRIT1001
Academic unit English
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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.