WRIT101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Writing for Academic Success

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

Writing for Academic Success fosters the capacity for analytical thought about texts and language. The course also provides training in the writing of clear and effective prose, inculcates awareness of crucial structural and rhetorical features of expository writing, and encourages the application of that awareness to writing in a range of academic and professional contexts.

The course relies on both lectures and tutorials that function with a workshop mode of delivery, with small class size for the latter enabling students to receive individual guidance and to participate fully in intensive reading and writing assignments, class discussions and peer response workshops. These activities will help students learn the processes of evaluating data, identifying and interpreting patterns of logic, and persuasively arguing for the significance of those interpretations. Though it draws on rhetorical and critical skills that are central to the study of English, its content and method are accessible and appropriate to students from all of the Colleges.

Learning Outcomes

  • In this course, then, students will learn:
  • to analyse prose, identify and summarise the argument of a text, and critique the argument of a text;
  • to find information, to evaluate evidence and sources, and to manage the intellectual property of others while developing their own ideas;
  • to produce clear writing of their own that is appropriate to a given audience and purpose;
  • to produce a formal document, edited and proofread, that adheres to the standard mechanics of grammar and spelling.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
PALS S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
08 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 239
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
09 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
10 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
11 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
12 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
13 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
14 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
15 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
16 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
17 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
18 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
19 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
20 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Karen Saunders

Lecturer

Kirsty Dunn

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 Introduction 5%
Essay 1 15%
Essay 2 30%
Essay 3 Presentation 5%
Essay 3 35%
Workshop Participation 10%


There is no final exam in this course.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Text
• Hacker, Diana; The Bedford Handbook (11th Edition, 2019). (Available from U.B.S.)

(NOTE: While the library has copies of this text available for both 3-hour and 3-day loan, these are earlier editions and it is a required text so we recommend that you purchase your own copy from the University Book Store. This text will prove useful throughout your time at university.)

Course readings will also be available on Learn.

(Image: "365::15-write" by Sarah Reld. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.)

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

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