This unit will provide students with skills in planning and executing basic research tasks, critical thinking, academic paragraph writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting for consistent referencing.
Unit code: DP1930S
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Stirling CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and format of academic writing.
Critique and evaluate a relevant text for correct academic formatting.
Apply the process and essential steps of academic research.
Show competence in using recognised referencing styles.
Present a clearly developed critical argument.
This introductory unit will ensure students have the skills necessary for research and academic writing.
This unit employs a combination of: interactive lectures, seminar-style discussion of guided readings, writing projects, self and peer assessment and self-directed learning tasks.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.
Baile, S. (2015). Academic Writing: A handbook for international students. London and New York: Routledge.
Craswell, G. (2004). Writing for Academic Success. Sage Publications.
Dovey, T. (2009). The literature review. ELSSA Centre, UTS.
Hamp-Lyons, L. & Heasley, B. (2006). Study Writing. Cambridge University Press.
Jordan, R.R. (1999). Academic Writing Course. London: Nelson/Longman.
Murray, N. (2012). Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press.
Oshima, A. & Houge, A. (2005). Writing Academic English. New York: Addison-Wesley.
Rosenwasser, D. & Stephen, J. (2011). Writing Analytically. Wadsworth Publishing.
Royce, T. (2009). The structure of the literature review. ELSSA Centre, UTS.
Swales, J. & Feak, C. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Skills and Tasks. Michigan University Press.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online, (17th ed.). (2017). (https://www-chicagomanualofstyle-org.divinity.idm.oclc.org/home.html)
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Document Study - Document Study||500||20.0|
|Intertextual Study - Intertextual Study||1000||20.0|
|Skeleton Argument - Essay Plan||500||10.0|
|Essay - Essay||1500||50.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2022-03-24 18:40:51 +1100