English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is part of the core subject of English, one of two compulsory core subjects in the Foundation Studies program. Students must achieve a score of at least 50% in EAP.
EAP is designed to help develop study skills in the following areas:
- interpreting information, understanding spoken and written academic texts, identify relevant information, sythesising information from listening and reading texts, and recognising points of view and bias
- expressing ideas; formulating an opinion; presenting an argument using academic style in both oral and written forms; paraphrasing and using academic referencing conventions; structuring academic essays, reports and presentations; participating in discussions.
Synthesised paragraph: 5%
Individual essay outline: 5%
Individual essay: 10%
Group oral presentation: 10%
Argumentative essay: 20%
Individual final integrated skills examination: 20%
Participation and independent learning: 10%