|Module Title||ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS IN AN ACADEMIC CONTEXT 2|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Pauline Worthington|
|Course delivery||Contact Hours||20 Hours (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/worshops)|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Continuous assessment through written assignments amounting to a total of 2500 words||100%|
|Resit assessment||One written assignment of up to 2500 words||100%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Academic writing is a skill that can be developed and improved through study and practice. This module helps students to understand the principles of writing and to develop the skills of critical evaluation of their writing, redrafting, and reflection on their own performance. Students will learn how to write better assignments and to avoid some of the common errors in writing.
Course components will include an analysis of your own process and the priniples that underline the practice of successful academic writers. Throughout workshops and seminars you will explore functions, patterns and language, and engage with the writing process on a weekly basis.
** Recommended Text
Phyllis Creme and Mary R Lea. (1992) Writing at University.
Andy Northedge. The Good Study Guide.
Barbara Kroll. (1990) Second Language Writing.
** Reference Text
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary. Collins
Collins Paperback Thesaurus in AZ form. Collins
Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar. Collins