EAP7320 Communication Processes
|Full Year, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Open Access College|
|School or Department :||Open Access College|
|Version produced :||21 July 2014|
Examiner: Jessamyn Clarke
Moderator: Barbara Harmes
Pre-requisite: Completion of Senior High School or Post Secondary Diploma or degree or equivalent or work experience in the country of origin. English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5.
A need has been recognised nationally and within this university for communication skills prior to degree entry. The Preparatory Studies program of the Open Access College focuses on strategies basic to independent assignment writing habits. International students, whose learning strategies have previously been acquired in languages other than English, need to adapt their previous knowledge to the range of performance strategies in communication skills expected by higher education institutions in Australia.
In the course students analyse an assignment question and follow a series of steps towards completing a report and an essay. Note taking from texts develops reading and listening skills. Comprehensible communication of a theme in academic English is required by the course.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate technical skills associated with written communication for academic purposes (Assignment 1, 2, 3, 4, Test)
- Develop and organise ideas and write an essay using an expository style (Assignment 4, Test).
- Prepare a stylistically appropriate report (Assignment 3).
- Employ styles of communication as appropriate for the demands of the audience and purpose of the writing (Assignment 1, 2, 3, 4, Test).
|2.||Understanding assignment questions||5.00|
|3.||Developing research methods using reading strategies||25.00|
|6.||Audience analysis; essay structures||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Dr Barbara Harmes 2010, EAP7320 Study package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.
Communication Processes Study Book and Introductory Book. EAP7320 study package available from USQ bookshop.
The Study Book contains a list of recommended reference materials.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGN 1 RESEARCH||100||10||TBA|
|ASSIGN 2 END TEXT REF/PARA WRI||100||10||TBA|
|ASSIGN 3 REPORT||100||15||TBA|
|ASSIGN 4 ESSAY||100||15||TBA|
|TEST 2 HRS||100||50||TBA|
Important assessment information
Students are required to attend at least 80% of the scheduled class sessions and ensure their attendance is registered with the staff member in charge of the activity. An exception to this attendance level may be made by the university where the student can produce documentary evidence that clearly demonstrates compassionate and compelling circumstances. In this case attendance of at least 70% of the scheduled class sessions will be acceptable. It is the students' responsibility to access information regarding course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Refer to statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course. All assessment items must be received prior to the start of the examination period for the intake in which the course is offered. Students may be required to re-submit an assessment piece that is unsatisfactory.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of a passing grade a student must attempt all summative assessment items and achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks in the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks /grades obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the closed examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held at the end of each intake.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.