Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Academic writing and managing writing assignments are essential skills for success at University. Successfully completing writing tasks requires organisation, relevant and efficient research, and the ability to write logically and persuasively in a sustained fashion. Business Writing will assist you to successfully fulfil the writing demands of a first year business student, by progressively developing your writing skills for academic assignments and professional work, in face-to-face and online environments.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Failure to reach the threshold level of the diagnostic writing indicator that all incoming 1st year Business students must complete.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions From second semester 2014, students will only be eligible to enrol in this subject if they fail to meet the benchmark set for the Writing Diagnostic required of all commencing UG students of the Business School. Successful completion of this subject will be a program requirement for all UG business students failing to meet the benchmark set for the Writing Diagnostic.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 34-43, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Fegan

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 34 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 34 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"It is intended that while in 2014 the seminar will be a face-to-face learning activity, from 2015 it would be conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions."


Assessment elementComments%
4 of 6 online learning tasks10
Assessment Task 2a - Opinion text15
Assessment Task 2b- Report Plan10
Assessment Task 2c - Business Report & RefelctionDue in week 12 of semester (week 43 of teaching calendar)25
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10
Invigilated writing taskThis will be centrally run during exam period30