English for Academic Purposes

Subject ENGL10005 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3-hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission to the BA (Extended)



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

100-191 English for Academic Purposes

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Ms Sue Jobst


Sue Jobst email: sjobst@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

English for Academic Purposes is designed to develop student's writing, reading and study skills. The main aims of the susbject are therefore to develop your skills in the following areas:

  • interpreting information;
  • expressing ideas;
  • negotiating discussion.

Interpreting information

  • Understanding academic listening and reading texts;
  • Identifying relevant information;
  • Taking notes;
  • Recognising point of view and bias;
  • Thinking clearly and critically.

Expressing ideas

  • Arguing a point (writing and speaking);
  • Using academic style (writing and speaking);
  • Paraphrasing and using evidence;
  • Structuring academic essays and presentations.


  • Participating in formal and informal discussion

Synthesis/analytical essay of 800 words produced in an exam setting (25%) due during the examination period; oral argumentative tutorial presentation (25%) to be made mid-semester; research essay of 1500 words (40%) due at the end of the teaching period. Attendance and participation (10%). Attendance of 75% OF ALL CLASSES is a hurdle requirement in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Students will be provided with a reader for the subject

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • the ability to critically examine and analyse a variety of text;
  • competence in conveying ideas clearly and fluently in both written and spoken form;
  • the ability to collaborate effectively in group learning activities;
  • the ability to synthesize information, including paraphrasing.

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Extended) program.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts (Extended)

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