Details for Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU105
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves



Awards offering Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify and discuss learning skills required for academic success;
  2. Discuss skills for thinking critically and creatively;
  3. Illustrate effective oral communication skills for teaching;
  4. Express proficiency in academic writing and research;
  5. Illustrate academic writing, including a sustained and logically researched argument and appropriate academic referencing.

Subject Content

  • Introduction & Mandatory Requirements
  • APA 6th Referencing System, Plagiarism & Referencing Software
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy & Learning Styles
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Study Skills, Blended Learning & Online Learning
  • Professional Experience and Clinical Teaching Model (CTM)
  • Speaking Skills & Voice Control
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing & The Essay Writing Process
  • Educational Assignments
  • Writing & Editing Skills
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research: An introduction about sources of knowledge

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Reflective Journals (20%)
  • Individual Oral Presentation (20%)
  • Reading Reflections (20%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary Readings provided