WK 1 WORKSHOP Version 2

WK 1 WORKSHOP Version 2 - WEEK 1 WORKSHOP Writing...

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Unformatted text preview: WEEK 1 WORKSHOP Writing Assignments at University Prepared by : LLA Team Adapted from: Becoming a writer at university (Lawson, Nelson & Reese 2004) to learn about writing expectations at university to become aware of strategies to help meet these expectations What types of writing have you done in English? e.g. letters, emails, IELTS etc Whats the longest piece of writing you have done in English? Are written assignments and the expectations of writing at university in your country the same as Australia? How? The writing has to be in academic style And There are certain rules/conventions that have to be followed So, what are some of the common characteristics of academic style? What are some of the rules/conventions that have to be followed? No personal pronouns e.g. I/we (be objective!) No contractions e.g. dont No informal language Advanced, academic vocabulary Use of paragraphs Complex sentence structure Use of nominalisation Clear topic sentence in each body paragraph Use of passive voice Accuracy of grammar, spelling & punctuation It is well referenced There is NO PLAGIARISM It includes a range of views It is objective, factual and distanced The language is formal It is nearly always impersonal (uses third person) Opinions are expressed tentatively It has a clear, organized structure It has a well-developed thesis, theme or line of argument It synthesises ideas with supporting evidence, and is not comprised of multiple summaries Ideas are well linked and well developed Essay Report Case study Short answers Annotated bibliographies Literature reviews I only have to think about all those expectations of academic writing when I do an essay. TRUE or FALSE to learn about writing expectations at university to become aware of strategies to help meet these expectations Pre- writing strategies During-writing strategies Post- writing strategies To know what areas will be covered in the course To know what will be assessed To know how and when the assessments will take place so that I can manage my time effectively through the semester so that there are no surprises and that I am always prepared!!! so that I can explore a variety of ideas and a variety of ways to approach my writing because I am human and I cannot remember everything all the time. so that I can reflect on information and use it when I have to. It helps to identify the important from the less important information when taking notes! Reading increases my knowledge about general and specific things....
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