|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours. Tutorial. 10 x 1 hour tutorial|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous Assessment:||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- write in an academic style
- use information services with confidence
- synthesise conflicting/ complimentary arguments
- use the careers service
- give an oral presentation
The module has three specific objectives. First, as a source of close, working contact, it can more effectively address the general academic and pastoral problems confronted by students during their first year. Second, each Environmental Science Tutorial Module is designed to have its own independent academic syllabus. At Level 1, this will focus on drawing out the integrative themes that run through the Environmental Science programme and which are best dealt with as a separate thematic overlay to the Level 1 course. Third, it will address a defined range of study skills, enabling students to cope more effectively with the basic demands of academic study, develop transferable skills, and enable them to exploit more fully the possibilities offered by the Environmental Science programme.
Tutorial attendance is compulsory, as is submission of work by the deadline set by the tutor. Any absences should be agreed with the tutor in advance, and illness immediately notified to the tutor. Unexplained absence will result in the initiation of disciplinary procedures. Late submission of assignments without good cause will result in the imposition of late submission penalties, as set out in the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Part One Handbook.
- The planning of work routines and the setting of academic and personal targets;
- Library use and how to build an effective reading programme; styles of note making/annotation and bibliographic referencing;
- Data gathering, analysis and interpretation;
- Environmental Science Reporting and Essay Writing and examination techniue (students are introduced to good writing skills and the qualities used to assess written work).
The tutorial module offers students the opportunity to engage directly in their learning, to contribute to discussion and give presentations on their work in a small group setting.
Alongside its academic role, discussion can take place on CV building and careers opportunities. A tutor's judgement of the overall performance of a student over the full programme forms a final, minor component in module assessment.
This module is at CQFW Level 4