Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours: a 2 hour seminar per week throughout semester. |
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Admission to fourth-year honours in media and communication, Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced), Master of Publishing and Communications, Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, Master of Global Media Communication, or Master of Journalism.
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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/
CoordinatorDr Mark Davis
This subject teaches the writing and editing skills needed in the technical writing profession. The emphasis is on preparing instructional materials (also known as user documentation), both for printed and online delivery. Students will learn how to plan a documentation project, how to tailor writing for various audiences (local and international), how to write effective procedures, how to build subject-specific thesauri, and how to index and design documents.
Edited technical documentation of 500 words 15% (due in August), 2000 word essay 25% (due in October), 2500 word fully featured user manual 50% (due in the examination period), class participation 10%.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students enrolled in a cognate postgraduate program may seek approval from the course coordinator.
Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) |
Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
100 Point Master of Journalism |
100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
150 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
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