WRITE100-20X (TGA)

Writing for Academic Success

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Convenor(s)

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: alison.southby@waikato.ac.nz
: christine.stewart@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The paper gives opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their academic literacy skills. It begins with general academic communication and research skills and then embeds academic literacy practice within disciplines of study.
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Paper Structure

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The paper will be taught through lectures, workshops and the use of Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose, topic, audience and underlying macrostructure of different text types associated with online and written academic communication.
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  • Develop strategies for planning academic texts, including finding and reviewing appropriate literature.
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  • Write clearly and precisely, employing the lexical, grammatical and discoursal conventions associated with written language in academic disciplines.
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  • Confidently produce written texts through planning, drafting and editing as appropriate to specific academic disciplines.
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Assessment

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Assessment for the paper includes:

  • Four online quizzes
  • One writing portfolio, comprising three annotated texts
  • A literature critique of two academic sources
  • A final essay or report (students will select which to complete)
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Quiz 1
2 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Quiz 2
2 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Annotated Writing Portfolio
9 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Quiz 3
16 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Quiz 4
16 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Literature Critique
16 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Final Essay or Report
22 Feb 2020
11:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings and other materials will be made available to students during the paper.

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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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Learning hours: 150

Contact time

  • Lectures: 24 hours
  • Workshops: 44 hours
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is designed for students who are new to university study. It is expected that all enrolled students are proficient users of English.

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: LLTED100, ENGLI113, ALED100

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