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DIP1006 Academic and Professional Writing

Short Description: Academic & Professional Writng
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 091501 - English Language
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 7 December 2021

Other Requisites

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


This course prepares students for future university assessment by developing their professional and academic written communication skills. Based on two academic foundations - good writing depends on good reading and students learn most through authentic assessment - Academic and Professional Writing encourages students to advance their knowledge of core processes. These processes include: self-reflection to assess their own learning needs; searching for information using information literacy; investigating, analysing and utilising information and presenting this research in a clear, coherent manner using best-practice methods. Students can expect to increase their academic and professional written expression to a level commensurate with that required in undergraduate studies in Australia and their future workplace endeavours.

In the course students analyse an assignment question and follow a series of steps towards writing an academic essay. Written texts will be analysed to develop academic literacies. Students will learn techniques to engage in written academic arguments in their selected professional discipline whilst also increasing their information literacy skills.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 7 December 2021