• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest English, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Literature, Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The ability to write persuasively and appropriately in Academic English is fundamental to the successful completion of a degree. This course is designed to help students engage with academic sources and write accurately and persuasively for an academic audience. It introduces theoretical and practical aspects of English academic writing. Class discussions and activities will focus on skills such as how to sequence ideas and structure paragraphs into a coherent written argument, how to identify key and supporting ideas and how to identify elements of academic genres. Activities will develop academic reading strategies, writing skills (such as note making, annotation, planning, drafting, peer reviewing, revising, editing) and speaking and listening skills for discussions and presentations. Students will be encouraged to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in their own areas of interest. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Use reading strategies to appraise and engage with academic texts;
2. Summarize, synthesize, and reference information from discipline-specific sources;
3. Identify and analyse elements typical of academic genres and their rhetorical functions;
4. Sequence sentences and paragraphs into a coherent argument;
5. Reflect on own and others' writing;
6. Use spoken academic English in discussions and presentations.

Indicative Assessment

Critical review of articles (1000 words - 20%; L0 1, 2, 4, 5)
Annotated bibliography (1500 words - 30%; LO  1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Literature review (2000 words - 40%; LO  1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Presentation (10 min - 10%; LO  1, 3, 6)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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130 hours of total student learning time comprising:

a) 35 hours of contact: 24 hours of seminars and 11 hours of workshop.

b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

48 units of ANU courses including EITHER (i) a minimum of 12 units of any of LING, LANG, ENGL, HUMN, or SCOM courses OR (ii) completion of or concurrent enrolment in LING2020. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING6030.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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