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Academic Communication 1 (WSTC Prep)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700198.2

Discipline: ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: Z

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Richard Robinson


Equivalent Units
700207 - English for Tertiary Study 1 (UWSCFS); 700209 - Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (UWSCFS); 900074 - Academic English 1 (UWSC); 900102 - English for Tertiary Study 1 (UWSC); 900107 - Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (UWSC)

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


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to introduce students to academic culture as a culture of critical debate and equip students with the academic literacy skills necessary to perform successfully in this culture. In particular, the unit aims to help students access the conventions of academic English by focussing on attitudes to knowledge, and the ways in which ideas are structured and presented in academic texts and speech. The unit assists students to comprehend academic texts, identify key ideas and concepts, and identify and use the rhetorical moves used in academic texts. It also aims to help students compare and contrast ideas across texts, improve grammatical skills that relate to academic writing, summarise and synthesise information, and understand why, when and how to reference information.


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