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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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 - 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

  Please note that instead of 9 x 3-hour classes per week, this course has 7x 4-hour classes per week. (27 hours total)
WeekDate: week beginningTopic
115 April      Sentence Structure; Punctuation
222 AprilParagraph Writing
329 AprilSpelling; Homonyms & confusing words
46 MayParaphrasing & summarising
513 MayInformative Writing
620 MayPersuasive Writing
727 MayPersuasive Writing

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

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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