|| EL11110 |
|| ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS IN AN ACADEMIC CONTEXT 2 |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Ms Pauline Worthington |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Mr John Morgan |
|| EL11010 |
| Course delivery
|| Contact Hours || 20 Hours (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/worshops) |
|| Continuous assessment || Continuous assessment through written assignments amounting to a total of 2500 words || 100% |
|| Resit assessment || One written assignment of up to 2500 words || 100% |
Academic writing is a skill that can be developed and improved through study and practice. This module helps students to understand the principles of writing and to develop the skills of critical evaluation of their writing, redrafting, and reflection on their own performance. Students will learn how to write better assignments and to avoid some of the common errors in writing.
Course components will include an analysis of your own process and the priniples that underline the practice of successful academic writers. Throughout workshops and seminars you will explore functions, patterns and language, and engage with the writing process on a weekly basis.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
apply an appropriate range of linguistic and textual features to a given writing task within their own discourse community;
critically evaluate writing processes in planning and drafting stages;
appraise and evaluate their own writing and the writing of others.
** Recommended Text
Phyllis Creme and Mary R Lea. (1992)
Writing at University.
The Good Study Guide.
Barbara Kroll. (1990)
Second Language Writing.
** Reference Text
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary. Collins
Collins Paperback Thesaurus in AZ form. Collins
Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar. Collins