DIP1001 Academic and Professional English
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
This course will provide instruction on the standard of English demanded by faculties and professional organisations. It will aim to improve grammar, sentence structure, logical argument and the assertive presentation of ideas along with an enhanced ability to clearly understand written texts, whether they be academic or professional journals or texts specific to a discipline. Students will develop skills in detecting correct and incorrect usage and in clearly communicating their ideas in standard contemporary English. The course will identify a number of errors that occur frequently in written English and will aim to make the student aware of false logic and bias in printed materials. Embedded within the course content will be the theme of student self-regulation of studying and learning. This will incorporate ideas, concepts and theories including academic self-efficacy, reflective practice and resilience.