This unit will provide students with skills in essay planning, academic paragraph writing, editing, proofreading, the research process and the APA format for referencing.

Unit code: RQ2930S (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Research Thesis

Delivery mode: Blended

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the academic essay elements and format


Critique and evaluate a relevant text for correct academic formatting.


Articulate the process and essential steps of academic research


Show competence in using APA referencing styles

Unit sequence

Within the Advanced Diploma, the Introduction to Academic Writing course will ensure students have the skills necessary for essay writing and research at AQF level 6.


This unit employs interactive lectures, including seminar-style discussion of guided readings, student presentations, and group projects.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Document Study

Document Study 1000 words

1000 20.0
Intertextual Study

Inter-textual study 1000 words

1000 20.0

Essay 2000 words

2000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2019-11-13 14:59:31 +1100