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.
Coxhead, A. (1998). An Academic Word List. Wellington: School of LALS, Victoria University of Wellington. You can also find it at: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/.
Emerson, L. (2005). Writing guidelines for Business Students. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.
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.
Swan, M. (1995). Practical English Usage. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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
Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.
Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015
Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015
Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 15th November 2015
A full timetable for this course is not currently available. Please contact the School of Linguistics & Applied Language for more information, or check back later.
This course is taught at the Kelburn campus.
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.