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ATS2490

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andrew Johnson

Notes

Previously coded ENH2185

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop students' professional communication capabilities, to assist students to apply knowledge and skills from an academic context to workplaces, and for students who have underataken ATS1298, to refine the language and communication abilities learned in the first year unit.

The unit will focus on the production of extended documents in genres used in workplaces, particularly tenders, submissions, proposals, grant applications, instruction manuals, position papers, project reports and accompanying documentation. It is aimed at developing students' workplace communication, professional English and research abilities within and beyond the academic world.

Outcomes

On successful 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;
  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. Reinforce the message of a written document with a spoken presentation.

Assessment

Test (1-hour): 15%
Written assignments (5000 words): 70%
Class presentation: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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

Prohibitions