BUSINESS WRITING

BUS1BSW

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will assist you in developing your writing skills for university assessment tasks and professional business communication. You will enhance your knowledge of good writing practice through working with models of excellent writing, and practising these yourself. You will also understand the expectations for completing assessment tasks in Business Writing and other subjects. In this subject, we provide regular assistance and feedback on writing practice generally, and on written assessment tasks specifically. 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

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.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions 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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and apply scholarly conventions to their own writing, including accurate referencing.

Activities:
So as to understand and apply principles of academic integrity, students will complete the AIM and referencing exercises, facilitated by a University librarian and the subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

02. Research and write a short essay, using scholarly evidence to support a relevant argument in a business context.

Activities:
Students will draft a brief plan for the major essay, using a template provided by the subject co-ordinator. Guided by formative, written feedback, students will extend their research (locating a variety of resources) and writing skills to develop an essay, and clarify their own critical stances as scholarly writers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Identify the basic structural, grammatical and stylistic features of academic writing and use these in their own writing.

Activities:
Drawing on models of good writing in business as well as interactive exercises, students will produce several texts that exemplify the core features of writing required by Business discipline lecturers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

04. Use critical analysis to examine a variety of texts and to construct and defend arguments in their writing.

Activities:
Using comparative methods, students will analyse and evaluate text content, and incorporate critique into their writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 04-12, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via blended.
"conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions, please check timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Week 04-12, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via blended.
"conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions, please check timetable"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 04-12, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via blended.
"conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions, please check timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 35 - 44
Eight 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 44 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 14-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 14 - 23
Twelve 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Week 04-12, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via blended.
"conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions, please check timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Week 04-12, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via blended.
"conducted as a blended subject comprising on-line and face-to-face sessions, please check timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 3- In- class language test10 03
Assessment Task 2a- Report Plan10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment Task 2b - Business ReportDue in week 12 of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04
Assessment task 1 - Revised Diagnostic Writing Task10 01, 03, 04
Assessment Task 4-Post Course Writing testExam will be centrally examined during university exam period.40 03, 04