LANG10600 Acad Reading & Writing I

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed to introduce students to the reading and writing skills required for study at graduate level in an English-medium higher education environment.

The reading classes introduce students to different reading strategies and skills such as note-taking, summarising, synthesizing and critically evaluating information from academic sources. The writing classes are designed to take students through the different stages involved in the academic writing process and help them develop their academic writing skills incrementally from sentences, to paragraph structure, to different types of essays and timed writing tasks. Students will engage in regular peer and self-review of academic writing activities and learn how to use formative feedback to revise and improve academic assignments. They will also expand the range and improve the accuracy of lexis and grammatical structures they use in written texts. Achieving academic integrity through sound academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, and appropriate referencing and citation is an integral part of the writing classes.

The module is delivered via small group, face-to-face teaching. Additional learning materials, online resources and activities are provided via Brightspace to facilitate guided independent study and group work.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

- employ academic reading skills and strategies
- make effective notes on an academic text and use notes to summarise texts
- demonstrate an understanding of the writing process (planning, drafting, editing/proofreading) and the writing product (structure, academic language, writing conventions)
- produce different types of written academic texts (e.g. summaries, argumentative essays, cause-effect, problem-solution) using appropriate language
- respect academic integrity by avoiding plagiarism and using appropriate referencing and citation

Indicative Module Content:

Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics of general academic and social interest by critically engaging with academic texts and producing different types of essays.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

72

Total

72

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is delivered via small group, face-to-face teaching.
Classes are both teacher and student-led depending on the intended learning objectives of sessions.
Students are expected to work collaboratively (in small writing groups) and engage in peer review activities and various independent study tasks throughout the course.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Timed-essay Week 10 n/a Graded No

10

Continuous Assessment: Attendance/Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Assignment: Mid-Term Reading and Writing Test Week 6 n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Final Reading & Writing Exam Week 12 No Graded No

30

Assignment: Final Assignment (Essay) Week 12 n/a Graded No

30

Essay: Timed-essay Week 8 n/a Graded No

10


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Mary Gunning Tutor
Mr Eugene Ryan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 
Autumn
       
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 11:00 - 12:50 Online
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 09:00 - 10:50 Online
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 15:50 Online
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 11:00 - 12:50 Online
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 09:00 - 10:50 Online
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 16:00 - 17:50 Online
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 16:00 - 17:50 Online
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 14:00 - 15:50 Online
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 11:00 - 12:50 Online
Autumn