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Academic Writing and Communication (MECM10005)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMECM10005
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This unit is designed to introduce students to the requirements of university study, engaging students in the transition to university and the concepts of various learning strategies and modes of learning. Academic writing and various communication techniques will be a key focus of the subject providing students with skills that will enhance their university scholarship and experience.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subjects student will:

  • Understand the skills required to maximise learning from lectures, tutorials, practicals and other teaching materials
  • Have well developed inquiry and critical thinking skills required for university scholarship
  • Be able to analyse and produce written and oral arguments for logical structure
  • Be able to produce reports and essays which meet accepted academic standards in relation to structure, editing and referencing
  • Have skills in research, reasoning and logic that make communications relevant and meaningful
  • Be able to prepare written presentations for various purposes and audiences
  • Understand how to undertake a literature review
  • Be able to prepare and present an oral presentation
  • Have developed examination skills and techniques required for successful university scholarship

Generic skills

This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of the subject students should have developed skills relating to:

  • The ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
  • Accessing information from the library via both electronic and traditional means
  • Understanding, awareness and use of appropriate communication technology
  • Analysis and critique of literature
  • Reflecting on their own communication skills
  • Working collaboratively with other students
  • Organisation and time management

Last updated: 18 July 2019