LANG 0039 Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700210

Coordinator Gabriela Jakubowicz Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to improve academic English proficiency for students who wish to progress to university studies. The unit will assist students to critically read and analyse a variety of texts, and to develop their research and writing skills to produce complex texts. There is a particular focus in this unit on critique and analysis in the process of understanding and producing academic texts. In addition, the unit encourages students to develop strategies to maximize their learning and to reflect on their own learning styles.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 0032 - English for Tertiary Study 2 (UWSCFS) LANG 0002 - Academic Communication 2 (UWSCFS) LANG 0007 - Academic English 2 (UWSC) LANG 0033 - English for Tertiary Study 2 (UWSC) LANG 0040 - Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (UWSC) LANG 0003 - Academic English (WSTC Prep) LANG 0005 - Academic English (WSTC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Available to Open Access students

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. Demonstrate an emerging capacity to critically reflect on their own learning in written and oral formats.

Subject Content

1. Critically reading and interpreting academic texts
2. Summarising arguments
3. Conducting academic research
4. Synthesising information from multiple sources
5. Using evidence to support an argument
6. Referencing
7. Cohesive devices in academic writing
8. Argument, counter-argument and concessions in analytical-persuasive essay writing
9. Planning, drafting and re-drafting essays
10. Delivering oral presentations and reflecting on students' own learning

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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Annotated Bibliography 200 words 10 N Individual
Critical Review 500 words 20 N Individual
Essay a. 300 words 10% b. 1200 words 30% 40 N Individual
Reflection a. 300 words 15% b. 5 minutes 15% 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Gabriela Jakubowicz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Gabriela Jakubowicz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Gabriela Jakubowicz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Gabriela Jakubowicz Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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