This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop writing skills to create a range of familiar and some less familiar handwritten and digital text types of limited complexity for learning purposes. Learners at this level work independently and continue to build and use their own familiar support resources.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - locate information for texts to be created; - identify and match a range of audiences and purposes to text types; - connect ideas and information related to topic of text; - use a range of strategies to spell unfamiliar words, and; - use grammatical forms for different purposes such as giving explanations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the major differences between public and private writing; - difference between formal and informal registers; - layout related to specific text types; - generic grammatical forms including personal pronouns and a range of tenses, and; - process of planning, drafting and proofreading.

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