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CMM1204 Writing for Communications
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides an introduction to the essential writing skills that are required for communication in journalism, advertising and public relations, as well as in the creative and cultural industries. Effective writing for employment in the various disciplines demands competence in correctly using grammar, spelling and punctuation. Competence is developed through learning the principles of grammar, spelling and punctuation, completing exercises that test them, writing in genres that employ them , and self and mutual editing. The unit also develops an awareness of the characteristics of different media, especially their formats, genres, conventions and production processes.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAADJAdvertising Major
MAAABZBroadcasting Major
MAAAENJournalism Major
MABUTCPublic Relations Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014