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Advanced Academic Writing and Research (FDN025)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description FDN025 Advanced Academic Writing and Research will acquaint you with academic literature and the essay
writing process, producing a lengthy argument essay of your own, drawing on previous research to make lucid and academically supported arguments and counter-arguments. You will also gain the ability to retrieve, interpret and summarise academic journal articles and produce a bibliography. This unit will thus provide you with a solid basis in academic writing and research, which are pivotal in tertiary contexts.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of academic vocabulary and apply grammar and vocabulary as appropriate to purpose, topic and audience;
2. Identify different stages and key features of academic journal articles and other appropriate research sources; read and understand main ideas and supporting evidence.
3. Stage text as appropriate to purpose and organise information logically;
4. Collate, summarise and paraphrase research from a variety of sources and create a reference list using the appropriate referencing skills.
5. Proofread and self-correct texts as part of the writing process;
6. Respond productively to individual feedback and incorporate feedback into work;
7. Use external sources and incorporate academic referencing conventions.

This unit provides the opportunity for students to achieve the following:
· the ability to read, listen, question and gather information from a variety of sources;
· the cognitive skills to assess, write clearly, speak effectively and to use visual communication technologies as appropriate;
· ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in contexts where students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and to learn to be successful life-long learners.
o in contexts where students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and to learn to besuccessful life-long learners;
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal Classes: 4 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites Nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Nathan Tozer
TNE Liaison Support Officer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus

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