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    Students will develop and extend their English skills from previous study of English so that they can write, read, listen, and speak more competently for the purposes of tertiary study.

    About this paper

    Paper title English Skills for University Purposes 1
    Subject Pathway
    EFTS 0.075
    Points 9 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $427.73
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    DipArts, DipCom, DipSc

    Teaching staff

    Phil Maw


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    1. Present an oral summary to the class using a relevant and effective Powerpoint
    2. Paraphrase and cite original sources of information
    3. Work in groups to research a chosen topic and produce an academic report
    4. Write in the report, explanation, and argument genres
    5. Recognise and understand typical lecture style, how to focus on key concepts, and take effective notes
    6.Recognise and understand the typical structure and content of a range of academic texts and how to close read them
    7. Demonstrate an ability to write comprehensibly, using accepted English grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22


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    A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22
    A2 Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22
    A3 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22
    Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22
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