Module Identifier EL11210  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
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  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Full attendance is mandatory. EL11210 is assessed entirely by coursework: Portfolio - 2500-word case study consisting of: *Assignment of 1,500 words, *Analysis of a set of lecture notes (approx. 500 words), *Revision, exam preparation plan (approx. 500 words). Alternative formats for coursework may be arranged in advance of submission.  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
identify preferred individual learning style

use effective strategies to exploit and make effective use of information from lectures and seminars

interpret patterns of academic argument in required reading material and develop effective task-responsive writing skills

plan and implement effective revision and exam preparation

Brief description

This module responds to specific academic needs of dyslexic students and others with identified specific learning differences.*

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