Course Title: Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GEDU5444

Course Title: Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact : Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Crowe -  teacher


Nominal Hours: 25

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to prepare the student with the writing skills required for  further studies, with an emphasis on writing for science.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU161 Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes

Learning Outcomes

Competency Based Learning

Details of Learning Activities

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions
  • Writing exercises 

Teaching Schedule

Week 1.   Sentence Structure

Week 2.   Punctuation

Week 3.   Paragraphs

Week 4.   Academic Writing

Week 5.   Vocabulary Development

Week 6.   Persuasive Writing

Week 7.   Informative Writing

Week 8.   Informative Writing

Week 9.   Completion and submission of Writing Portfolio

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

English Dictionary - see teacher for details


English Thesaurus - see teacher for details

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

In-class worksheets

Portfolio of Written Work

Assessment Tasks

Class Worksheets

Informative Writing Essay

Assessment Matrix

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