Faculty of Arts


English Writing for Academic Purposes

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ENGWRIT 101.


ENGWRIT 101 focuses on the process of essay writing, and looks at the kinds of text students are asked to produce in undergraduate assignments across different subjects and genres; eg, explanation, analysis essay, argument, comparison, literature review, case study, report.

ENGWRIT 101 is a content course with a strong skills-based component built into the tutorials. The course fulfils the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR). The course is designed for students fluent in spoken and written English, so it does not focus on vocabulary and grammatical structures that students with English as an additional language often require. If this is your background, consider taking one of the credit-bearing Academic English Studies courses instead.

Course Objectives and Learning outcomes

Overall, the course helps you produce a well-written and well-structured essay, which addresses the question being asked in an appropriate way.  Learning outcomes include writing more easily and in a more organised way, composing good introductions, supporting paragraphs and conclusions,  employing sources in an appropriate way, referencing correctly, using peer review, revising and editing techniques, writing a variety of text types and recognising differences in writing between subjects.

Provisional class limits information for 2018: Summer School enrolment limit 60; Semester 1 enrolment limit 120; Semester 2 enrolment limit 90. First priority TAS/CAS students for whom DELNA indicates this is the appropriate academic English course. In addition AELR students and other special programme students have priority. Thereafter, first in first enrolled applies.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Coordinator(s)  Neil Matheson


A course book is provided.

Recommended Reading

One of the following texts is recommended:

Faigley, 2014. The Little Penguin handbook. Australasian Ed. 3rd ed. Pearson.
Kirszner & Mandell, 2011. Pocket Cengage Handbook. 7th ed. Cengage.
Glenn & Gray, 2016. Hodges Harbrace Handbook. 19th ed. Cengage.


Coursework + exam


ENGWRIT 101: 15.0 points



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