|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 1 Assignment 1: Locating, accessing, and critiquing different sources of information||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 2 Assignment 2: Group debate on a topic in Environmental Science (5% based on group preparatory work and contribution to the debate; 15% based on individual written report summarizing the debate)||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 3 Assignment 3: Written essay||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 4 Assignment 4: Written essay||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 5 Assignment 5: Written Essay||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission assignment 1 Assignment 1: Locating, accessing, and critiquing different sources of information. Resubmission of failed components if the overall module mark is a fail.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission assignment 2 Assignment 2: Group debate on a topic in Environmental Science (5% based on group preparatory work and contribution to the debate; 15% based on individual written report summarizing the debate). Mark for groupwork component of assignment 2 will carry forward. Resubmission of failed components if the overall module mark is a fail.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission assignment 3 Assignment 3: Written essay Resubmission of failed components if the overall module mark is a fail.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission assignment 4 Assignment 4: Written essay Resubmission of failed components if the overall module mark is a fail.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission assignment 5 Assignment 5: Written essay Resubmission of failed components if the overall module mark is a fail.||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify appropriate data sources and resources for Environmental Science, including books, journals and websites, and show an appreciation of the issues involved in their use.
Knowledgably discuss selected key concepts and ideas in Environmental Science.
Produce written work of a style and standard appropriate to university level coursework.
Undertake appropriate independent preparatory work for classes, including reading and research.
Work productively as part of a group.
Make an oral presentation to a small group.
The tutorial module is designed to be a complementary module for students taking Part One Environmental Science. It provides a basis for close and regular supervisory contact with students throughout the year.
2) To introduce students to key concepts and ideas in Environmental Science
• 3) To help students identify and effectively employ appropriate sources of data and information in Environmental Science
• 4) To provide support for, and coherence between, the core modules in Environmental Science
• 5) To develop students' study skills
• 6) To develop students' personal transferable skills.
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 Essay Writing and examination technique (students are introduced to good writing skills and the qualities used to assess written work).
The development and assessment of these study skills will take the form of two short assignments. In the first semester, for example, these might involve Library skills: in the second semester, research skills in the gathering and reporting on secondary or local field data. The marks for both these assignments will be used in the final assessment. In addition, a minimum of four essays must be submitted as required by the tutor and the marks from three of these will be used in the final assessment. Topics for essays will vary. The essays are both formative and summative and students should expect feedback from the tutor after each piece of work on how they may improve subsequent essays.
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 of 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.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Through essay/report preparation|
|Communication||In tutorial discussions|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through reflection on written and verbal feedback|
|Information Technology||Through essay/report preparation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Through CV and PDP portfolio development|
|Problem solving||Through in tutorial exercises|
|Research skills||Through essays set|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||In tutorial discussions / group activities|
This module is at CQFW Level 4