2018 Summer School Subject List

Writing and Rhetoric - Academic Essays (WRIT1001) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Writing Hub
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Alexander Howard - alexander.howard@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Dr Frances Di Lauro - frances.dilauro@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Jan 2018 
End Date: 16 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes

Prerequisites:

  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    Native English speaker proficiency

Description

The persuasive power of the English language emerges from its richness and variation.

This unit introduces students to rhetorical theory as a resource for the creative construction of meaning. Students will learn to discover topics, arrange ideas, and analyse the delivery of arguments across a variety of contexts.

We examine print, visual media, political debates and engage in virtual exchanges with universities around the world.

Assessment

4 x 500 word small assessment tasks (10% each), 1x presentation and report task consisting of 5 minute presentation and 500 word report (20%), Final essay 1500 words (40%).

Timetable

Start Date: 29 Jan 2018     End Date: 16 Feb 2018

Lectures

Mon 10:00 - 11:00

Tues 10:00 - 11:00

Wed 10:00 - 11:00

Thurs 10:00 - 11:00

Tutorials

Mon 11:00 - 12:00

Tues 11:00 - 12:00

Wed 11:00 - 12:00

Thurs 11:00 - 12:00

Online
Available anytime

Texts

Online text - free resources, online readings