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Unit Overview


This project-based unit offers students the opportunity to expand skills associated with translation. They will learn to develop their self-reflexivity by translating a long text of their choice, and produce a critical exegesis articulating their specific translation strategies, including choice of lexis and expression, grammatical variation, cross-cultural communication, register and style. They will also develop an understanding of the task of translation revision and implement best practice in communicating with other translation stakeholders. Finally, based on the latest thinking about the interface between human and machine translation, students will further acquire post-editing skills by assessing and correcting the output of machine translated texts.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) consolidate translation strategies and tactics by translating an original text; (2) show awareness of the use of appropriate strategies to deal with specific translation issues, and enhance the quality of the translation produced; and (3) develop post-editing skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a translation (up to 6000 words) and a revision by a peer; (2) an exegesis (up to 1000 words); and (3) post-editing of machine-translated texts. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alexandra Ludewig
Unit rules
units to the value of 24 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
Contact hours
24 hours

no textbook, all material is provided

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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.