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Introduction to Academic Writing / More on Academic Writing


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White-25-400-pixels.jpg---Course title: Introduction to Academic Writing

---Course type: Component of Doctor of Education Unit (EDUC 9970)

---Course dates: February 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006










Overview

This one-day introductory session covers the basics of academic writing in English. Please ensure that you bring with you to the session:

  • Copies of two articles by different well-known writers in your proposed area of study, drawn from academic journals. It is ideal (though not absolutely necessary) for these articles to contain clear sections such as: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and/or Recommendations.

As we discuss the basics of academic writing, as listed below, you will be asked to refer regularly to your two articles, analysing and discussing how they put into practice the standard academic conventions.



-► Part I: Introduction -

  • Key considerations in academic writing
    • Resource 1: Academic Writing Checklist [handout]



-► Part II: Technology in academic writing -




-► Part III: Referencing -


  • Quoting & paraphrasing
  • Literature reviews
    • Resource 1: Getting started on your literature review (The Learning Centre, UNSW)
    • Resource 2: Argument (Bailey, 2003, Academic Writing, 2nd ed.) [handout]
    • Resource 3: How to criticize (Blaxter et al., 2001, How to research, 2nd ed.) [handout]




-► Part IV: Structure -

  • Starting to write
    • Resource 1: Twenty forms of procrastination/Twenty suggestions for overcoming procrastination (Blaxter et al., 2001, How to research, 2nd ed.) [UWA Library CMO EDUC9970]
    • Resource 2: Possible forms for an academic thesis (Blaxter et al., 2001, How to research, 2nd ed.) [UWA Library CMO EDUC9970]
    • Resource 3: How to contract your writing (Blaxter et al., 2001, How to research, 2nd ed.) [UWA Library CMO EDUC9970]
    • Resource 4: How to expand your writing (Blaxter et al., 2001, How to research, 2nd ed.) [UWA Library CMO EDUC9970]

  • Topic sentences
    • Resource 1: The topic sentence (Oshima & Hogue, 1999, Writing Academic English, 3rd ed.) [handout]

  • Thesis statements
    • Resource 1: Outlining a paragraph (Oshima & Hogue, 1997, Introduction to Academic Writing, 2nd ed.) [handout]



  • Review of structure
    • Resource 1: Presenting your findings (Brause, 2000, Writing your doctoral dissertation, pp.126-132) [UWA Library CMO EDUC9970]
    • Resource 2: Organization (Oshima & Hogue, 1997, Introduction to Academic Writing, 2nd ed.) [handout]



This session is followed by a second session entitled More on Academic Writing.



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