MyLab Writing AUST/NZ (2e) : 9781486009152

MyLab Writing AUST/NZ (2e)

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Better Practice - Better Writers - Better Grades

MyLab Writing AUST/NZ has been specifically designed for use in Australian and New Zealand universities. By collaborating with instructors and engaging students from around Australia, we have developed the most relevant and comprehensive writing resource for university students.

MyLab Writing AUST/NZ provides the practice and personalised learning that students need to master academic writing techniques and develop basic literacy skills.

With over 1 million global student registrations, MyLab Writing combines proven results and engaging experiences to grow student confidence for university writing and real world communication.

Note: MyLab Writing is not a self-study product and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

The duration of access to MyLab Writing is set by your instructor for your specific unit of study.

Table of contents

Module 1. Writing in a Australian Academic Context

  • Australian University Learning

Module 2. Types of Academic Writing

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Critical / Analytical Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Case-Studies

Module 3. Critical Thinking in Academic Writing

  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Critical Thinking while Reading
  • Critical Thinking while Writing
  • Differentiating between Weak and Strong Evidence
  • Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion

Module 4. Academic Writing: Register

  • Formal Versus Informal Language
  • Objectivity in Academic Writing
  • Voice in Academic Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Hedging in Academic Writing

Module 5. Academic Writing: Avoiding Plagiarism and Synthesising Arguments

  • Academic Writing - Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Academic Writing - Avoiding Plagiarism: Paraphrasing
  • Academic Writing - Avoiding Plagiarism: Summarising

Module 6. Understanding the Task

  • Assessment Criteria
  • Analysing Assignment Title
  • Subject-Specific Writing Conventions

Module 7. Planning and Writing an Assignment

  • Planning
  • Structuring the Assignment
  • Linking Ideas
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Illustration, Examples and Evidence
  • Paragraphs and Formatting
  • Cohesion and Coherence
  • Reviewing and Editing
  • Presenting Information Graphically

Module 8. Research

  • Research: Using Reliable and Relevant Sources
  • Research: Effective Note-taking
  • Research: Reading - Skimming and scanning
  • Research: Interpreting Charts and Graphs

Module 9. Using Words Effectively

  • Parts of Speech: Nouns
  • Parts of Speech: Verbs
  • Parts of Speech: Adjectives
  • Parts of Speech: Adverbs
  • Parts of Speech: Conjunctions
  • Parts of Speech: Prepositions
  • Parts of Speech: Determiners
  • Parts of Speech: Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Using Words Effectively: Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Using Words Effectively: Capitalisation

Module 10. Clauses, Phrases and Sentences

  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Independent Clauses
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Dependent Clauses
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Relative Clauses
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Noun Clauses
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Adverbial Clauses
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Noun and Verb Phrases
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Adjectival and Adverbial Phrases
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Prepositional Phrases
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Simple Sentences
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Compound Sentences
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Complex Sentences
  • Clauses, Phrases and Sentences: Compound-complex Sentences

Module 11. Punctuation

  • Final Punctuation
  • Punctuation: Commas
  • Punctuation: Apostrophes
  • Punctuation: Quotation Marks
  • Punctuation: Semicolons, Dashes and Parentheses

Module 12. Referencing

  • Referencing: Citation
  • Synthesising Sources
  • Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Referencing: Styles of Referencing
New to this edition
NEW Platform that provides more options, customisation, and much improved user experience!
NEW Completely updated module list based of global and local research that come with completely new set of questions optimised for better learning outcomes!
NEW 'Watch' animations, now with voice overs and updated illustrations for increased engagement and utility!
NEW Post-test quizzes to embed knowledge at the end of each module and ensure student writing mastery!
NEW Instructor assigned ‘Writing Space’ assignments. These assignments give students on the spot help, and when submitted it gives a streamlined grading process for quick marking combined with comprehensive feedback for the student!
Features & benefits
What does MyWritingLab provide to move students to writing mastery?
  • Diagnostic Testing: MyWritingLab’s diagnostic test comprehensively assesses student writing and grammar skills. Students are given an individualised learning path based on the diagnostic's results, identifying the modules in areas where they most need help.
  • Progressive Learning: The heart of MyWritingLab is the progressive learning through the Recall, Apply and Write exercises within each module. Students move from literal comprehension (Recall) to critical comprehension (Apply) to demonstrating concepts to their own writing (Write). This progression of critical thinking, not available in any other online resource, enables students to truly master the skills and concepts they need to become successful writers.
  • Online Gradebook: All student work in MyWritingLab is captured in the Online Gradebook. Students can monitor their own progress through reports detailing scores on all of the exercises in the course. It also shows which topics students have mastered. Instructors have detailed reports, such as class summaries that track the progress of their entire class and show individual student detail, as well as topical views and alerts.
  • Integrated Learning Aids
    • NEW Learning objective overviews make sure student know what to expect and what to concentrate on.
    • NEW Animations provide interactive, audio visual summaries of the topic’s key concepts that appear before each module.
    • With over 3000 NEW exercises and immediate feedback, the quantity and quality of practice available in MyWritingLab is unmatched.
    • NEW post-test quizzes after each module make sure student achieve mastery and embed learning.
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  2. Enter the Sign In Username and Password you created during registration.
  3. Select the correct course from the course list and you are ready to begin.

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