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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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAIM and referencing exercises, essay using their research and writing skills, interactive exercises, analyse and evaluate text content, and incorporate critique into their writing.

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and apply scholarly conventions to your own writing, including accurate referencing.
02. Research and write an essay, using scholarly evidence to support a relevant argument in a business context.
03. Identify the basic structural, grammatical and stylistic features of academic writing and use these in their own writing.
04. Examine a variety of texts to construct an argument and defend it with evidence.

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