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Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Communication in Academic Culture

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 58 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
1.1a Introduction to the Course4m
1.2a Introduction to Academic Culture10m
1.2b Introduction to Communication14m
1.3a Survival Skills for University8m
1.3b Resilience & Motivation for University8m
1.4a Academic Integrity10m
7 readings
Communication Weekly Topics & Learning Outcomes10m
Communication Assessment Overview10m
Summative Peer Assessment10m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
6 practice exercises
1.1 Practice Quiz30m
1.2 Practice Quiz30m
1.3 Practice Quiz30m
1.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 130m
Discussion Board Self Assessment - Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Participating in University Discussion Contexts

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
2.1b Rhetorical situations at university12m
2.1c University course outlines & contexts of communication6m
2.2a Making the Most of Participation in University Contexts6m
2.2b Participation & Communication at University12m
2.3a Participating in Lectures & Tutorials10m
2.3b Participating in Online Forums7m
2.4a Participating in Group Work9m
4 readings
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
6 practice exercises
2.1 Practice Quiz30m
2.2 Practice Quiz30m
2.3 Practice Quiz30m
2.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 220m
Discussion Board Self Assessment - Module 230m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Interpreting, Researching & Planning Written Assignments

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
3.2a Part 1: Understanding Essay Assignments9m
3.2a Part 2: Interpreting Essay Questions10m
3.2b Understanding and Interpreting Reports & Proposals10m
3.3a Conducting Research for Essays7m
3.3b Conducting Research for Reports & Proposals4m
3.4a Planning Essays9m
3.4b Planning Reports & Proposals9m
7 readings
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
3.2c Understanding the question10m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
3.4c Basic Essay Structures10m
3.4d Professional Report Structures10m
6 practice exercises
3.1 Practice Quiz30m
3.2 Practice Quiz30m
3.3 Practice Quiz30m
3.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 320m
Discussion Board Self Assessment - Module 330m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Writing Effective & Concise Written Assignments

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 82 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
4.2a Drafting Essays10m
4.2b Drafting Reports & Proposals7m
4.2c Coherence & Cohesion for Essays & Reports11m
4.3a Polishing & Refining Essays14m
4.3b Polishing & Refining Reports & Proposals8m
4.3c Incorporating Visual Aids in Written Assignments7m
4.3d Editing for Language11m
4.4a Formatting and Proofreading Written Assignments for Submission5m
8 readings
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
4.2d Paragraph structure10m
4.2e Reporting Verbs10m
4.2f Overcoming Writer's Block10m
Learning Outcomes2m
Learning Outcomes2m
4.4b Written Assignment Checklist10m
6 practice exercises
4.1 Practice Quiz30m
4.2 Practice Quiz30m
4.3 Practice Quiz30m
4.4 Practice Quiz30m
Summative Quiz - Module 420m
Discussion Board Self Assessment - Module 430m

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