Course Title: English Critical Thinking & Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: English Critical Thinking & Analysis

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term 1 2021,
Term2 2021,
Term2 2022

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3069

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of English Academic Literacies and Research Skills (OTED 2137).

Course Description

This course develops the ability of students to communicate in English and perform research in their Foundation Program and future studies. Students will increase their English skills in academic contexts and learn strategies to succeed in higher education. Themes will include business networks, virtual reality, digital business and research skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. CLO1 Use strategies to understand and respond to listening and reading texts in formal and informal academic genres.
  2. CLO2 Organise and present coherent ideas, arguments, opinions and reflections in speaking and writing.
  3. CLO3 Collaborate with peers to share ideas and carry out tasks.
  4. CLO4 Develop an understanding of academic conventions and use and attribute others’ ideas appropriately in your own work.
  5. CLO5 Acquire a range of language structures and vocabulary related to your current and future study.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity and capability in study skills for an Australian university environment.
  3. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Use a range of technologies to enhance the course learning outcomes.

Overview of Learning Activities

During this course, you will:

  • participate in individual, pair, group and class activities, including assessed pair and group activities
  • engage in tasks that involve problem-solving and team cooperation
  • develop language and academic skills that you will relate to other courses you are studying now or will study in the future 
  • engage in independent learning, online and in class
  • conduct research and present research findings in oral and written forms.
  • develop explicit study skills and reflective strategies that will help you to become a more effective learner
  • give oral presentations, speak in tutorial discussions, write essays, use academic referencing in writing and speaking

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course. You will be supported in your studies with online resources via myRMIT at the Learning Lab.

The University Library has extensive resources for students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. Library Guides The Library provides guides on academic referencing;ID=78hlzmgingnr and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Your assessment will include both oral and written tasks.



Language Use, 0% CLO1 CLO5

Quiz A 5% CLO1 CLO5

Quiz B  5% CLO1 CLO5

Comprehension 25% CLO1 CLO5

Writing      Summary writing 10% CLO 2, CLO 4

Reading & Writing       

Reading – Op Ed & Writing – Critical Response 30% CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 4


Tutorials, 10%, CLO 1, CLO 3, CLO 4.

Oral Presentation, 15%, CLO 2, CLO 3, CLO 4, CLO5


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: