LANG 0003 Academic English (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700056

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Description This subject is designed to improve English proficiency for overseas and local students who wish to progress to university studies. In particular, the course aims to help students access the conventions of academic English by focusing on attitudes to knowledge, the ways in which ideas are structured and presented and surface language correctness. In addition, the course encourages students to develop strategies to maximize their learning and to reflect on their own learning styles.

School Western Sydney The College

Discipline English Language

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 0003 - Academic English (WSTC Prep) LANG 0005 - Academic English (UWSC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to critically read, analyse and make meaning from academic texts
  2. Identify and summarise the main points of arguments
  3. Locate and cite arguments and evidence using the conventions of academic research
  4. Produce a well-structured, logical, coherent and cohesive response to writing tasks using appropriate academic language structures
  5. Work effectively in a small group learning environment

Subject Content

1. Critically reading and interpreting academic texts
2. Summarising and paraphrasing arguments and evidence
3. Conducting and presenting the results of academic research
4. Synthesising information from multiple sources
5. Using evidence to support an argument
6. Referencing skills
7. Using cohesive devices in academic writing
8. Using arguments, counter-arguments and concessions in persuasive-analytical essay writing
9. Planning, drafting and re-drafting essays
10. Academic language skills

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay a. 350-450 words b. 1000 words 35 N Individual
Report 1200 words 35 N Not Known
Final Exam 120 mins 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Term 1 (2022)

Bankstown

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Term 2 (2022)

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Term 3 (2022)

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Term 1 (2023)

Bankstown

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Term 2 (2023)

Bankstown

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Term 3 (2023)

Parramatta City - George St

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