Written Communications in Management and Business 1
|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|Assignment 1 Critical review of three case study reference sources relevant to subject area (1,000 words)
|Assignment 2 Essay (1,500 words)
|Failed assignments must be retaken if the student's combined mark falls below 40% (to a maximum of 2,500 words)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Analyse and appropriately interpret the needs of a given writing brief;
- Display a critical awareness of the differences between academic and professional discourse;
- Identify the relative values of reference materials from a wide range of published and media resources;
- Evaluate the effectiveness of their own writing, communication and research strategies at all stages of the writing process.
The module covers aspects of planning, drafting, redrafting, editing and submitting written academic work in essay and report format. It will compare and contrast these approaches to writing with approaches required in the workplace and in professional media. To facilitate this students will work with case studies in management and business to identify issues in structural and rhetorical descriptions of written communication and in particular how choices made by individual communicators impact on academic and professional audiences.
To enhance the ability for students to develop levels of excellence in academic writing and to contrast this with variable possibilities in the requirements of future professional writing in the fields of Management and Business. This module will be useful for:
- Second year students who need to further develop writing ability as a result of writing development needs identified from year 1;
- Second year entry students on internationally agreed 2+2 programmes;
- Second year students who need to develop an awareness and appreciation of finer nuances of written communication in academic and professional life.
|Application of Number
|Structuring and sequencing in essays and reports.
|1. Groupwork within the module; 2. Communicating ideas through sequence of graded tasks.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Through all seminars and tasks; written identification through reflective report.
|Use of computer network for researching essays, identifying case study material, planning and writing essays. Some tasks will be submitted through Blackboard.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Consideration is given to the needs of professional communication through all tasks.
|Identifying writing topics, topic analysis, interpreting essay questions, creating writing task, essay and report structures, identifying strategies for learning.
|Independently proposing essay questions, researcing subject matter related to tasks, essays/reports, identifying suitable case study material, reviewing material.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Rhetorical and linguistic analysis of subject specific text and tasks.
|Groupwork within module.
This module is at CQFW Level 5