Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Professional Writing and EditingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101929.2

Discipline: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES NEC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Myra Gurney


Equivalent Units
100223 - Convergence and New Media, 101042 - Convergence and New Media, 101720 - New Media Contexts, 700084 - New Media Contexts (UWSC)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 80 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Sydney City Session 1  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Ming Diao  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Professional communicators require advanced writing and editing skills. This unit explores the nature of writing and preparation of texts for use across different media platforms and in various contexts. In particular, the unit develops skills in editing and re-purposing of writing, and further develops understanding of key writing tools such as voice, emphasis, tone, grammar and punctuation and Plain English for professional purposes. Through in-class workshops and time-restricted editing tasks, students will demonstrate a range of professional writing skills from corporate communications to advanced editing. Through in class presentations, discussions and short written tasks, students will demonstrate an applied understanding of conceptual and theoretical issues related to writing and editing for diverse audiences and applied to a range of current issues.


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