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Courses Handbook 2013

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2013.
Information for current year courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2012.

306824 (v.3) Writing and Research Skills 061

Area: Curtin Sarawak
Credits: 25.0
Contact Hours: 4.0
Tuition Patterns: The tuition pattern provides details of the types of classes and their duration. This is to be used as a guide only. Precise information is included in the unit outline.
Lecture: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly
Tutorial: 2 x 1.5 Hours Weekly
Syllabus: This unit is primarily designed to introduce and develop capabilities and proficiency in the English language essential for tertiary education and for academic purposes, and to reinforce as well as extend existing skills and proficiency in the language. It specifically provides students with appropriate learning experiences to comprehend and interpret a variety of academic texts. It also develops further students' academic writing skills needed in tertiary education, so that students are able to research and write on topics that require discussion and development within an extended essay of 1500 words.
Unit references, texts, outcomes and assessment details The most up-to-date information about unit references, texts and outcomes, will be provided in the unit outline.
Field of Education: 100705 Written Communication
Result Type: Grade/Mark


Year Location Period Internal Partially Online Internal Area External Central External Fully Online
2013 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 1 Y        
2013 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 2 Y        

Area External refers to external course/units run by the School or Department or offered by research.

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Partially Online Internal refers to some (a portion of) learning provided by interacting with or downloading pre-packaged material from the Internet but with regular and ongoing participation with a face-to-face component retained. Excludes partially online internal course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area which remain Central External

Fully Online refers to the main (larger portion of) mode of learning provided via Internet interaction (including the downloading of pre-packaged material on the Internet). Excludes online course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area which remain Central External

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