JYU0002 - Introduction to Academic Writing

    Unit code: JYU0002 | Study level: TAFE
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    City Campus
    Footscray Park
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    Overview

    In this unit students will be introduced to skills and knowledge necessary to construct written arguments. With an understanding of the principles of academic integrity, students will develop research, notetaking, paraphrasing, synthesis and referencing skills. Students will improve their critical thinking skills through reading, writing and discussion. Students will explore how language, modality and tone influence academic writing. Students will analyse complex texts which model the scholarly characteristics, academic conventions and discourse used across a range of academic disciplines.



    The unit will step through the processes of research, reading, and notetaking whilst refining writing skills. Students will engage with the VU learning management systems and library resources and databases.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    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.

    Assessment

    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Other
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    Grade: 30%
    Text analysis: Part A: Annotate text identifying the writing conventions introduced through the unit. Part B: Cornell Note-taking-developing.
    Assessment type: Other
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    Grade: 10%
    Summary Exercise: critical summary of an academic article task. Paragraph Exercise: structural composition of academic paragraphs task.
    Assessment type: Other
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    Grade: 10%
    Referenced Synthesis: synthesis and in-text referencing task.
    Assessment type: Other
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    Grade: 20%
    Timed Writing: Integrated Skills assessment. Synthesis of articles into referenced academic paragraphs.
    Assessment type: Essay
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    Grade: 30%
    Investigate a topic (to be negotiated) and develop a well-constructed and referenced argumentative essay (1000 words).

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