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AEL2001 - Writing at Work

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2007


Writing at Work offers students an opportunity to develop both practical writing skills and understanding of writing in a variety of genres that they may encounter both at university and the workplace. Using a variety of case studies, they will be encouraged to reflect on the nature of writing, and on the difference between writing and other modes of communication. Various modes of writing will be analysed: such as reports, technical and creative writing, and writing for the Internet. A critical approach will be taken to each of these forms, considering what makes particular forms and styles effective and how styles and ideas about writing are shaped by social and cultural factors.


Writing portfolio: 70%
Poster presentation: 30%

Contact hours

2 hours per week


a minimum of 24 points at first year level in any discipline.