|Module Title||EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ACADEMIC TASKS IN READING, WRITING AND COMMUNICATION|
|Co-ordinator||Mr John D Morgan|
|Semester||Available semesters 1 and 2|
|Other staff||Miss Alison Canals, Dr Jennifer M Horgan, Ms Pauline Worthington, Ms Sarah McKenna|
It works towards improving progress within degree schemes by developing competence and confidence in academic reading, writing and discussion tasks. It considers communication in lectures and seminars, and preparation for assignments, revision and examinations.
You will have the opportunity to identify your own learning and thinking style and consider how this influences your time management and study strategies. Progress will be developed through increasing awareness of academic skills, strategies and processes. This will include analysis of key language features and structures in academic text and oral communication. A framework is provided to use these processes in relation to your own academic subjects and tasks.
The module deals with issues that are commonly reported as difficulties by students with different thinking and learning styles associated with dyslexia. For example, common issues in academic written assignments are: interpreting the title task; structuring and organising ideas; developing a clear argument; using a style of writing suitable to the audience; expressing ideas clearly through written language; checking and proofreading work and referencing other sources. The module will involve you in proposing and using constructive strategies to deal with these and other issues. There will be two individual tutorial sessions to assist you to identify issues and monitor your own progress. The module will offer opportunities for you to investigate the value of enabling technology in supporting your study.
This module is at CQFW Level 4