WRIT101-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Writing for Academic Success

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 E13
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (19/7-9/8)
Jack Erskine 445 (16/8-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 608
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 James Logie 104
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 E13
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
10 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
11 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
12 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
13 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
14 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
15 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
16 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
17 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 E13
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
18 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
19 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
20 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Karen Saunders

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 $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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 .

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