The unit will step through the processes of research, reading, and notetaking whilst refining writing skills. Students will engage with the VU online learning management systems and library resources and databases.
|1.||Locate credible sources to support a point of view using library resources, databases and the internet;|
|2.||Apply analytical reading strategies in order to develop, summarise and synthesise abstract ideas, explain inference and cite valid evidence to support an argument;|
|3.||Reference appropriately according to source type and style; and|
|4.||Demonstrate an understanding of academic writing conventions and effective writing skills.|
|Other||Text analysis - Annotate text identifying the writing conventions introduced through the unit||20%|
|Other||Discussion forum - Contribute and interact with online discussions||25%|
|Literature Review||Locate and using appropriate database analyse two relevant articles||25%|
|Essay||Investigate a topic (to be negotiated) and develop a well-constructed and referenced essay (1000 words).||30%|
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