What is WRIT1999 for QASMT students?

The Effective Thinking and Writing (WRIT1999) course will be held over a five-day intensive block (9am-3pm) in the winter school break from 1 to 5 July 2024 (Monday to Friday) at UQ's St Lucia campus. 

The structures of language and thinking are intertwined, and each rely on the other for developing effective communication. WRIT1999 explores this link between thinking and writing. It introduces the idea of written language as an intellectual tool, and examines how writing affects the intellectual power of arguments, while guiding students through basic syntactical and grammatical concepts and basic argument construction. The course focuses on improving skills in gathering and assessing evidence, constructing arguments or interpretations, and presenting findings in effective ways. For more detail, the previous semester's course profile can be used as a guide (please note that this document is subject to change).

Applicants should read the UQ ESP Rules and Guidelines - WRIT1999 (PDF, 190 KB) before applying.

Applicants must check the email address used in their application, including the junk mail folder, for updates regarding their application.

    Who can apply?

    Students currently completing Year 11* at QASMT who:

    • are high academic achievers (generally at least an IB 5.5 average for the best four subjects during Term 1 of Year 11), and
    • have gained written permission from their parent/guardian to apply, and 
    • have been approved by QASMT to apply, and 
    • can commit to all five days of an intensive course (9am to 3pm each day), and 
    • submitted a complete application by the due date (instructions below).

    *  Year 12 students may be considered subject to approval by QASMT and UQ Admissions.