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Reading and Writing in an academic context. Barbara Nicolls [email protected] Semester 2 - session 3 2008/09. Understanding the task - How?. Step 1 ….Clarify the purpose Step 2….Analyse the topic Step 3 Structure the components. Step 1: Clarify the purpose.

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Reading and writing in an academic context

Reading and Writing in an academic context

  • Barbara Nicolls

  • [email protected]

  • Semester 2 - session 3

  • 2008/09

bnicolls - academic writing 08-09


Understanding the task how

Understanding the task - How?

  • Step 1 ….Clarify the purpose

  • Step 2….Analyse the topic

  • Step 3 Structure the components

bnicolls - academic writing 08-09


Step 1 clarify the purpose

Step 1: Clarify the purpose

  • The purpose is embedded in the task instructions in the assignment brief

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Task words

Task words

Examples of task words

Describe, Discuss, Outline, Identify

and many others (see list of task words handout)

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Clarify the purpose activity

Clarify the purpose - Activity

  • The Crossword Puzzle is designed to

    assess your knowledge and

    understanding of the different

    purposes that your writing tasks

bnicolls - academic writing 08-09


Crossword puzzle

Crossword Puzzle

http://writingworkshop.edtec.unsw.edu.au/activities/clarify_act1.html

bnicolls - academic writing 08-09


Step 2 analyse the topic how

Step 2: Analyse the topic – How?

  • Identify the broad content area and

    any components or specific areas

    that require greater focus or attention

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Analysing the topic activity

Analysing the topic - Activity

http://writingworkshop.edtec.unsw.edu.au/activities/analyse_act.html

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Thank you

Thank you

Endof session 3

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