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English for Academic Purposes (ENGL10005)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeENGL10005
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

English for Academic Purposes is designed to develop students' writing, reading and study skills. The main aims of the subject are therefore to develop your skills in the following areas:

  • interpreting information;
  • expressing ideas;
  • negotiating discussion.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to (for the following areas):

Interpreting information

  • Understand academic listening and reading texts;
  • Identify relevant information;
  • Take notes;
  • Recognise point of view and bias;
  • Think clearly and critically.

Expressing ideas

  • Argue a point (writing and speaking);
  • Use academic style (writing and speaking);
  • Paraphrase and use evidence;
  • Structure academic essays and presentations.


  • Participate in formal and informal discussion

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • the ability to critically examine and analyse a variety of texts;
  • competence in conveying ideas clearly and fluently in both written and spoken form;
  • the ability to collaborate effectively in group learning activities; and
  • the ability to synthesize information, including paraphrasing.

Last updated: 30 April 2019