Version Effective: 1st of June, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of June, 2021

PDC86806 - How to Approach Academic Writing

Course Details

Course Summary

Academic writing skills are essential for students. This online micro-credential will explore how to approach academic writing tasks. You will learn strategies to enhance your research, reading and note taking skills. This micro-credential will explore the concept of critical thinking and how to evaluate research used in academic writing.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit LNGE40049 Essay Writing for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. How to Approach Academic Writing

2. How to Structure an Academic Essay

3. How to Use the Ideas of Others and Avoid Plagiarism in Academic Writing

4. How to Reference in Academic Writing

5. Language and Style in Academic Writing

6. Fundamentals of Essay Writing: Assessment Module.

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential provides students with information, skills and strategies to help them succeed in higher education. These skills are transferable to contexts beyond study. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit LNGE40049 Essay Writing for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. How to Approach Academic Writing

2. How to Structure an Academic Essay

3. How to Use the Ideas of Others and Avoid Plagiarism in Academic Writing

4. How to Reference in Academic Writing

5. Language and Style in Academic Writing

6. Fundamentals of Essay Writing: Assessment Module.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Structure 1

30 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the key elements in analysing an assignment question

2. Select effective research strategies to find scholarly information

3. Recognise strategies for effective reading and note-taking

4. Evaluate information for relevance, authority, objectivity and currency.

Assessment

Online quiz

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