This course is designed to improve the writing of students for whom English is a second or other language. During the course, students practise techniques for generating, drafting and revising writing for a range of purposes, with an emphasis on addressing problems faced by second language writers. The course comprises three hours of workshop attendance per week. 100% internal assessment.
Taught by the School of Linguistics & Applied Language, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
WRIT 151 Coursebook. (Avaliable from vicbooks at an estimated cost of approx. $15)
Braine, G. (1996). Writing from Sources: A Guide for ESL Students. Mountain View, California: Mayfield.
Burgmeier, A. (2009). Inside Reading: The Academic Word list in Context. New York: Oxford University Press.
Clanchy, J. & Ballard, B. (1991). Essay Writing for Students. (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.
Coxhead, A. (1998). An Academic Word List. Wellington: School of LALS, Victoria University of Wellington.
Gardner, P.S. (2005). New Directions: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McCarthy, M. & O’Dell, F. (2002). English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Murphy, R. (1985). English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Raimes, A. (1992). Exploring through Writing: A Process Approach to ESL Composition. New York: St Martins Press.
Rountree, K. (1991). Writing for Success: A Practical Guide for New Zealand Students. Auckland: Longman Paul.
Sinclair, J. (ed.) (1995). Collins Cobuild English Dictionary. London: Collins.
Swan, M. (1995). Practical English Usage. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Wilhoit, S. (1997). A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
This is a limited entry course.
Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.
Teaching dates 2nd March 2015 - 5th April 2015
Teaching dates 20th April 2015 - 7th June 2015
Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015
Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.