This course is designed to improve the academic writing and general communication of students from all disciplines. During the course, students practise techniques for generating, drafting and revising a variety of written texts; they also develop research and referencing skills. Three hours of workshop attendance each week are required by selecting one option from the workshop times listed below. 100% internal assessment.
Taught by the School of Linguistics & Applied Language, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Wallace, D. WRIT 101 Workbook: Becoming an effective writer.
Sword, H (2007). The Writer’s Diet. Auckland: Pearson
Peck, J., & Coyle, M. (1999). The Students Guide to Writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Mounsey, C. (2002). Essays and dissertations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hughes, J., & Wallace, D. (2010). Fit to Print: The Writing and Editing Style Guide for Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: Dunmore.
A good dictionary and thesaurus (such as Oxford, Collins or Macquarie).
This is a limited entry course.
Coordinator: Keith Comer.
Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014
Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014
Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014
Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014
Teaching dates 1st December 2014 - 21st December 2014
Teaching dates 17th November 2014 - 21st December 2014
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.