AD1868: Introduction to Academic Writing

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this modules will be confirmed at the start of this programme).
Teaching Methods: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Ms Norma Browne, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To enable students to develop academic writing skills.
Module Content: This module will focus on the key skills required for completing academic assignments. It will provide opportunities for practice in areas such as structure, paragraphing, coherence, relevance, referencing and developing arguments.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Distinguish between academic and non-academic narrative styles.
  • Produce structured, coherent assignments.
  • Develop an argument and consider counter arguments using supporting evidence.
  • Apply standard conventions relating to referencing and use of quotations.
  • Use academic terminology appropriately.
  • Compile a bibliography.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x 1,000 word assignments, 50 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module coordinator).

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