Category Archives: Writing Skills

#WEB206 – Where are you going to find #information related to your topic?

TUTOR: What kind of stuff do you think you will need? Where are you going to find information related to your topic? How will you judge if it good or bad information? MY RESPONSE: Hmmm… considering the topic I have … Continue reading

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#PWP121 – The Importance of Research in Professional Writing

‘Research – IMG_1367‘ by N i c o l a is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. TUTOR: This week, please use this thread to discuss: how we find sources of good reliable information. … Continue reading

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PWP121 – A Letter to the Editor – Convincing Words – Language, Rhetoric and Persuasion

TUTOR: This week we ask you to write a letter to the editor of one of the state or nation newspapers on an issue of your choice. In your letter, use one or more of the rhetorical devices described in the … Continue reading

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Week 2 – A media release announcing the opening of a new community centre

Imagine you work for your local council, and you have been asked to prepare a media release announcing the opening of a new community centre. Write the media release for this event following the guidelines laid out in Deverell or … Continue reading

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