2022 unit information
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Last updated: 4 March 2022
Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Must be enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research Program
Online independent and collaborative learning.
This unit will focus on the development of high level written and communication skills that are integral to the research process. Students will gain an understanding of the essential elements of academic and scientific writing, including clarity, precision and the use of discipline-specific structure and style. Effective writing and editing strategies will be examined and applied, including planning, drafting, editing and proofreading. Students will be encouraged to begin writing early in their candidature through a series of writing exercises. They will develop and implement skills in critical analysis of the relevant literature and will have the opportunity to be guided through the process of writing and refining a completed draft of their literature review for the confirmation of candidature document.
This unit is a zero credit point unit and will be assessed as pass/fail. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required.
Identify essential elements of academic writing including conventions and style.
Apply well developed written language skills to produce work targeted to a specific audience.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO6: Self-management
Locate, critically analyse and evaluate relevant literature in their field of research.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO6: Self-management
Integrate academic writing skills and critical analysis to refine and synthesise literature for research.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in the literature review.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SSC900 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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