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ALW117 - Writing for Professional Practice

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B, G, X), Trimester 2 (B, G, W, X) or Trimester 3 (B, X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Burns
Incompatible with: ALW217
Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit enables students to strengthen their skills in persuasive writing, research and presenting. Students will explore the power of language and the characteristics of effective and ineffective writing; the relationships between written and spoken language; strategies for developing arguments; and the requirements of a range of types of writing including reports, letters, academic essays, summaries, media releases and persuasive writing. The unit will support students in their written and oral tasks in other subject areas, as well as providing them with workplace-oriented skills that will enhance their performance in professional writing fields. Students will participate in a hypothetical scenario. They will be required to employ different forms of writing and oral communication to tackle issues that arise from this scenario.

Assessment

1. Research essay 1750 words 40% (including Essay 1500 words 30% and Research Report 250 words 10%) The research report is an outline of the essay topic, core argument and a very brief annotated bibliography that shows students can evaluate sources and distinguish authoritative and useful sources.

2. Evaluative Report 1000 words 20%

3. Persuasive writing folio 1250 words 30%

4. Reading Analysis in class 5-7 mins or online 250 words 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2374$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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