Academic Research and Writing
This unit will provide students with skills in essay planning, academic paragraph writing, editing, proofreading, the research process and the APA format for referencing.
Offered: Refer to Timetable
Undergraduate: Level 2
Discipline: DZ Professional Counselling
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the academic essay elements and format;
- Critique and evaluate a relevant text for correct academic formatting;
- Articulate the process and essential steps of academic research;
- Show competence in using APA referencing styles.
Document Study (1000 words) 20%
Inter-textual Study (1000 words) 20%
Essay (2000 words) 60%
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). American Psychological Association
Dovey, T (2009), The literature review, ELSSA Centre, UTS
Royce, T (2009), The structure of the literature review, ELSSA Centre, UTS.
Bailey. S. (2015). Academic Writing: A handbook for international students. London and New York: Routledge.
Craswell, G. (2004). Writing for Academic Success. Sage Publications.
Murray, N. (2012). Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics, Cambridge University Press.
Jordan, R.R. (1999). Academic Writing Course. London: Nelson/Longman.
Hamp-Lyons, L. & Heasley, B. (2006). Study Writing. Cambridge University Press.
Oshima, A. & Houge, A. (2005). Writing Academic English. Assison-Wesley, New York.
Swales, J. and C. Feak. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Skills and Tasks. Michigan University Press.