Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment PERSONAL PORTFOLIO OF WORK  carried out in and outside of workshops  50%
Semester Assessment A WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT ( APPROX 1,000 WORDS)  focusing on the process of managing information for an assignment including researching, planning , editing and presenting a piece of course assessment.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* identify their individual learing strengths and areas for improvement

* evaluate and identify strategies to enable them to become more effective learners

* apply chosen strategy to particular learning situations

*demonstrate an undertanding of the link between study skills and the concept of managing and presenting information

Brief description

The module aims to enable students to make the transition to learning at undergraduate lebel by introducing a range of generic study skills related specifically to information Studies. Although assessment will centre of the skills themselves, sessions will be based on examples from information studies. Some sessions may include 'micro sessions ' on relevant concepts and issues for students new to the field as a means of intergrating and 'grounding' the practical study skills.


Workshops - 2 hours each with theoretical and practical elements in each. Some sessions will be two parts - one hour each. Use of Blackboard where appropriate.

Module overview: Introduction to Learning Styles and Reflection Process
Independent learning and time management
Citation Skills and Plagiarism
Reading and note-taking - Retrieving and managing information
Critical reading and summarising information
Writing skills - Creating information for writing
Managing and organising information for writing
Editing and presenting information for writing
Report writing
Numeracy skills
Presentation skills
Examination skills
Reflection and academic progress

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Numeric session
Communication Contributing to tutorials and group work in workshop sessions Writing skills Presentation skills
Improving own Learning and Performance Identifying own skills' needs and relevant strategies. Moving from descriptive to analytical writing.
Information Technology Using Powerpoint
Personal Development and Career planning Reflective excercises
Problem solving In all workshop sessions and in reflective practice
Research skills Seeking information Recording information Managing infoformation Presenting information
Subject Specific Skills Module contred around concept of 'mamging and presenting infomation - broadly integral to academic and professional skills in this department
Team work Contributing to tutorials and group work in workshop sessions


This module is at CQFW Level 4