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WRIT1002: Writing and Rhetoric: Argumentation

2024 unit information

This is a fully online unit of study. It focuses on advanced rhetorical reasoning and the theory, construction, and delivery of sound arguments, which are critical to success in the university and the workplace. Designed to improve writing and critical thinking abilities, the unit teaches students to craft persuasive, ethical, and engaging arguments. It will focus on the production and reception of arguments across a range of genres, including digital environments. Online tutorials feature collaborative writing and editing exercises on global, participatory writing platforms.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. understand rhetoric as the theoretical foundation for writing
  • LO2. understand rhetoric in a global context
  • LO3. think creatively and imaginatively to produce effective written assignments across a range of academic disciplines, according to specific guidelines
  • LO4. exercise critical judgment in developing an appropriate ‘voice’ and tone for academic writing assignments in a variety of settings and formats
  • LO5. evaluate your own work and that written by others, according to specified criteria, in order to improve not only your writing, but also your critical analysis abilities
  • LO6. analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of audio visual texts
  • LO7. apply concepts, techniques and skills learnt to create effective written and audio visual argumentative texts.

Unit availability

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

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