ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL LITERACY

SCI1APL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the development of the skills and knowledge underpinning academic and professional literacy. It focuses on the skills required to understand and engage with academic texts and academic writing through a range of printed and visual material including textbooks, newspapers and scholarly articles.Through scaffolded tasks including sentence construction and paragraph structure which follows the requirements of formal academic written English, students will develop their skills in writing clearly for academic and professional audiences.At the same time, the subject will encourage students to view academic literacy and integrity as one example of a range of cultural and social literacy practices and to reflect on these differences. This subject will draw on readings and materials from a range of discipline areas and prepare students for academic writing at a tertiary level.


SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe communication skills toolkit: Unlocking the secrets of tertiary successRecommendedGrelliler, J & Goerke, V 20102ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, MELBOURNE
ReadingsWriting logically, thinking criticallyRecommendedCooper, S & Patton, R 20106TH EDN, LONGMAN, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss and interpret a range of texts using critical literacy skills

Activities:
Lectures and workshop activities introducing students to academic conventions, presentation, essay, portfolio of writing. Group work where students can accept and provide constructive criticism will be encouraged.

02. Apply knowledge of academic conventions to produce written work and participate in class discussions

Activities:
Lectures and workshop activities introducing students to academic conventions, presentation, essay, portfolio of writing. Group work where students can accept and provide constructive criticism will be encouraged.

03. Identify and explain the differences between scholarly and popular material

Activities:
Lectures and workshop activities.

04. Select and interpret information from a variety of sources to identify, construct and deconstruct argument

Activities:
Lectures and workshop activities.

05. Construct clear and accurate phrases, sentences and paragraphs that are punctuated correctly and written in formal academic style

Activities:
Lectures and workshop activities introducing students to academic conventions, presentation, essay, portfolio of writing. Group work where students can accept and provide constructive criticism will be encouraged.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In class and online quizzes (500 words)15 01, 03
Minor Essay 1 (500 words)15 01, 02, 05
Minor Essay 2 (750 words)15 01, 02, 05
Major Essay Plan and Presentation (500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05
Major Essay (2000 words)35 01, 02, 04, 05