AIX117 - Professional Writing for Work
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online|
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 2: Hayley Elliott-Ryan|
Trimester 3: Angela Osborne
|Incompatible with:||ALW117, ALW217, EAD110|
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:|
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
|Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:|
Online learning, independent and collaborative learning activities, including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
This unit focuses on developing flexible and transferable communication, writing and research skills for employability in a twenty-first century work environment. Students will explore ways of professionally representing themselves, organisations and community or social issues within the context of their own discipline-specific work requirements. They will use online techniques and tools and imaginative digital world workplace scenarios to prepare themselves for professional, organisational and online writing for specific purposes in workplace contexts.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Demonstrate the creative use of resources, tools and technologies in developing a range of discipline-specific writing tasks
GLO1: Discipline knowledge and capabilities
Apply relevant materials and research from a range of sources to a folio of workplace-oriented writing tasks
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
Write and redraft clearly, concisely and creatively within a deadline to a specified readership
Demonstrate working with others to solve a workplace-oriented task
Evaluate your own and the work of others
GLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate use of technology for a range of purposes including working with others, communication and accessing sources of research
GLO3: Digital literacy
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Research report on social issue (discipline-specific)||1200 words||30%||Week 5|
|Assessment 2 (Group and Individual) - Scenario-based working in teams evaluation and individual reflection||800 words||20%||Week 7|
|Assessment 3 - Online Writing Folio||2000 words||50%||Week 11|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIX117
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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