Preparing for Academic Writing

Qualification: Unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: 6 weeks
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Awarded by: Open Universities Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

No matter what course you are planning to take, or how well you understand the topic, you will need to understand academic conventions if you’re going to operate to university standards of integrity and get good results.

This unit of study will prepare you for your first year of study with a thorough knowledge of ‘western’ academic requirements for essays and report-writing, and help you to get your research up to scratch before you begin with your chosen study path.

From the importance of originality and the details of proper referencing, through to the structure of academic arguments and how to interpret your assignments, this unit covers the full range of academic communications to ensure you start off on the right foot.

You will learn to locate a range of sources, paraphrase and synthesise information, and gain an understanding of the importance of drafting and editing your writing so that it has all the logic and clarity it needs to be considered at a university level.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, this preparatory unit will increase your readiness to start university-level study.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Preparing for Academic Writing unit, you will cover a range of topics as guided by your tutor.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By undertaking this unit prior to commencing a study program, you will be aware of the expectations you will face, and will have given yourself the best chance of doing well in your university degree.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will have gained competencies in academic writing and research.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • You can bundle this preparatory unit in with any paid OUA unit of study and get the prep unit for free
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.

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Financial assistance

You can bundle this preparatory unit of study in with any paid OUA unit and get the preparatory unit for free.

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Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

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