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ALW729 - Writing for Communication Media

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Le Rossignol




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit enables students to strengthen their skills in 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, resumes, academic essays, summaries, media releases and persuasive writing.
The unit will support students in their written tasks in other subject areas, as well as providing them with workplace-oriented skills that will enhance their performance in professional fields. Students will participate in a hypothetical scenario. They will be required to employ different forms of writing and communication tools to tackle issues that arise from this scenario.


Assessment 1 research essay including abstract 2500 words 40%

Assessment 2 corporate/community report 1000 words 20%,

Assessment 3 folio, analysis of persuasive writing tools 1500 words 40%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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