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ATS3490

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Peter Groves

Notes

Previously coded ENH3185

Synopsis

This course aims to further develop and refine both the practical and theoretical skills learned in Professional Writing ATS1298.
The course will focus on the production of documents in genres used in workplaces, particularly tenders/submissions/proposals/grants, instructions/manuals and position papers.

Objectives

On completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of grammar and professional style
  2. Show an understanding of the principles of document design and graphic communication of information
  3. Write a tender/proposal/ submission/ grant document for a competitive bidding/ funding application situation
  4. Write sound documentation for instructions/ manuals, based on usability criteria
  5. Write a position paper which coherently presents an organizational standpoint on an issue or policy
  6. Demonstrate an ability to reinforce the message of a written document with a spoken presentation

Assessment

Writing skills/ style assessment test :15%; Tender/ submission/ proposal/ grant document 3000 words: 40%; Manual/ set of instructions 1000 words: 15%; Position paper 1000 words: 15%; Presentation 10 minutes:15%.

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Groves

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week
One 1-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

English

Prerequisites

A first-year English sequence including ATS1298.

Prohibitions

ATS2490