SSC700 - Academic Writing and Communication


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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 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 a piece of writing relevant to their research.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in the written report.