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Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLING90002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to develop the advanced language required for successful graduate study in English. In this subject students will develop critical approaches to researching, reading and writing. They will also develop the ability to plan and present confidently on a research topic and to write a literature review fluently and accurately. Particular attention is paid to grammatical and stylistic aspects of written and spoken academic discourse. Students write and present on a research topic that is relevant to their field of study. This subject is divided into engineering and general streams.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • read academic texts in their own discipline more effectively using a range of strategies, including recognition of the rhetorical structures in the text;
  • critically analyse texts;
  • summarise, paraphrase and synthesize information from a variety of sources;
  • acknowledge information sources appropriately;
  • write a cohesive and grammatically accurate literature review in the appropriate register; and
  • deliver a seminar presentation using appropriate visual aides and manage follow-up discussions.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to critically read a range of academic texts
  • have learnt how to summarise, paraphrase and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • be able to acknowledge information sources appropriately
  • have demonstrated their ability to write a grammatically accurate and cohesive literature review
  • have delivered a seminar presentation using appropriate visual aids
  • have demonstrated their ability to direct discussions and respond appropriately to questions from the audience
  • have participated effectively in group work
  • have learnt how to self and peer review written and oral work

Last updated: 29 April 2017