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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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 Walton

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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

In-class discussions
In-class worksheets
In-class group activities/presentations


Teaching Schedule


(week starting)


Sentence Structure; Punctuation
Paragraph Writing
Spelling; Homonyms & confusing words
Paraphrasing & summarising
Informative Writing
Persuasive Writing
Persuasive Writing


Working on Writing Portfolio

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


English Dictionary

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

In-class worksheets

Portfolio of Written Work

Assessment Tasks

Class participation will be observed and will be a consideration in the grading.
Layout and presentation of assessment tasks will be a significant consideration in the grading.
A minimum Pass Grade must be obtained in each of assessment tasks in order to pass this course.
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

In-class worksheets ungraded
In-class writing activities 40%
Informative Writing 30%
Persuasive Writing 30%

Assessment Matrix

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