English 311

Module code ENG 311
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Editing principles and practice
This module practises several basic language-editing skills on a variety of texts from different fields and of varying levels of complexity for specific target audiences. The principles of plain language editing are also introduced and strategies for overcoming textual complexity for given audiences are explored. Special attention is also given to the demands of editing South African English, client relations and the ethics of editing. Considerable practical work is required.

Module credits 30.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites ENG 158 and a minimum of 64 credits in ENG modules. In addition, students must achieve a minimum average of 65% in the second-year ENG modules or pass a departmental entrance test.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department English
Period of presentation Semester 1

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