|Module Title||ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS IN AN ACADEMIC CONTEXT 1|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Pauline Worthington|
|Course delivery||Contact Hours||20 Hours (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/workshops)|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Continuous assessment through written assignments, amounting to a total of 2500 words||100%|
|Resit assessment||One written assignment of uo to 2500 words|
Available only to non-native speakers of English. This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the processes involved in preparing to write an academic text. Through workshops and seminars the module will focus upon such key issues as analysis of purpose, the identification and use of primary and secondary source material, and development of awareness of semantic patterns within academic text. Through the sub-skills of information searching, effective reading skills and recording and retrieval of information in different forms, students will develop and practice the skills that lead to high quality academic writing. This module is further developed in module EL11110 in Semester 2.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to
** Recommended Text
Phyllis Creme and Mary R Lea. (1992) Writing at University.
Lorraine Marshall and Frances Rowland. (1993) A Guide to Learning Independently.
Andy Northedge. The Good Study Guide.
** Reference Text
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary. Collins
Collins Paperback Thesaurus in AZ form. Collins
Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar. Collins