This unit is delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face learning activities.
(THERE ARE NO FACE-TO-FACE LECTURES BUT THERE ARE WEEKLY FACE-TO-FACE TUTORIALS.)
Online lectures and other activities are provided via iLearn (the Macquarie University Learning Management System) each week.
The face-to-face activities are two hour, weekly tutorials. In these tutorials, students will learn through discussions as well as independent and collaborative tasks. In order to participate in and learn from tutorials, students must watch the online lectures and complete the other online activities before the tutorial each week.
All learning activities directly support students in completing the assessment tasks and developing their communication skills.
Students must take responsibility for their own learning, prepare for tutorials and make a positive contribution to the unit learning community.
The prescribed text book is
Brick, J, Herke, M & Wong, D 2016, Academic culture: A student’s guide to studying at university, 3rd edn., Palgrave Macmillan.
Students can order the textbook online from the Co-op Online Bookshop (http://www.coop.com.au) or buy it in person at the Co-op Bookshop on campus (http://www.mq.edu.au/campus-map).
Recommended texts and apps that may be useful:
- Butt, D, Fahey, R, Feez, S & Spinks, S 2012, Using functional grammar: An explorer’s guide, 3rd edn., Palgrave Macmillan.
- iGE Grammar App for iPhone, iPad and Android (available from the App store).
- Collins COBUILD English Grammar, 2011, HarperCollins.