WRITE100-21A (TGA)

Writing for Academic Success

15 Points

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Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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: alexandra.cullen@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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This paper gives opportunities for undergraduate students studying across disciplines to develop their academic literacy skills.

The paper is divided into four modules:

  • Module 1: The building blocks of academic writing
  • Module 2: Key language functions
  • Module 3: Research, reading and referencing
  • Module 4: Essays and reports
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Paper Structure

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Students are to attend one face-to-face class per week and to view the lecture recording available through Moodle.

The lecture is recorded in Hamilton on Mondays (11.00am-12.00pm), and it will be made available immediately after this through Panopto. Students may view the lecture at any time prior to their face-to-face class. The Panopto recordings can be accessed through Moodle. Guidance will be provided when the paper commences.

The Tauranga classes will be taught by Jacqui Burne (jacqui.burne@waikato.ac.nz).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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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  • Understand how to 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:

  • Four online quizzes
  • One writing portfolio, comprising three annotated texts
  • A literature critique of three 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
21 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Quiz 2
21 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Annotated Writing Portfolio
16 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Quiz 3
16 May 2021
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Quiz 4
16 May 2021
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Literature Critique
14 May 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Final Essay or Report
11 Jun 2021
11:30 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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Guidance with respect to readings will be provided during the paper.
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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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This is a 15-point paper.

Learning hours: 150

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENSLA100, ENSLA103, LLTED100, ENGLI113, ALED100

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