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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 Email:judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton - teacher

geraldine.walton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 25

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

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

  Please note that instead of 9x 3-hour classes per week, this course has 7x 4-hour classes per week. (27 hours total)
weekDateTopic
14/5 SeptSentence Structure; Punctuation
211/12 SeptParagraph Writing
318/19 SeptSpelling; Homonyms & confusing words
 25/26 SeptMid Semester Break
42/3 OctParaphrasing & summarising
59/10 OctInformative Writing
616/17 OctPersuasive Writing
723/24 OctPersuasive Writing
830/31 OctNo Class
96/7 NovNo Class


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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

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


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Student assessment is based on teacher evaluation of the following:
• verbal (oral/written) questioning and teacher observation
• assessment tasks, completed in class, with teacher support and supervision
 

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