Module Identifier IL11510  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Marianne M Taylor  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers, Dr Geraint I Evans, Ms Susan J Mends, Dr Sue Lithgow, Dr Christine J Urquhart, Dr Christopher M Baggs, Ms Marianne M Taylor  
Course delivery Lecture    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment PERSONAL PORTFOLIO OF WORK carried out in and outside of workshops  40%
Semester Assessment A WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT ( APPROX 1,000 WORDS) focusing on the process of managing information for an assignment including researching, planning , editing and presenting a piece of course assessment.  60%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

The module aims to enable students to make the transition to learning at undergraduate lebel by introducing a range of generic study skills related specifically to information Studies. Although assessment will centre of the skills themselves, sessions will be based on examples from information studies. Some sessions may include 'micro sessions ' on relevant concepts and issues for students new to the field as a means of intergrating and 'grounding' the practical study skills.


Workshops - 2 hours each with theoretical and practical elements in each. Some sessions will be two parts - one hour each. Use of Blackboard where appropriate.

Module overview: Introduction to Learning Styles and Reflection Process
Independent learning and time management
Citation Skills and Plagiarism
Reading and note-taking - Retrieving and managing information
Critical reading and summarising information
Writing skills - Creating information for writing
Managing and organising information for writing
Editing and presenting information for writing
Report writing
Numeracy skills
Presentation skills
Examination skills
Reflection and academic progress   

Module Skills

Problem_solving In all workshop sessions and in reflective practice  
Research skills Seeking information Recording information Managing infoformation Presenting information  
Communication Contributing to tutorials and group work in workshop sessions Writing skills Presentation skills  
Improving own Learning and Performance Identifying own skills' needs and relevant strategies. Moving from descriptive to analytical writing.  
Team work Contributing to tutorials and group work in workshop sessions  
Information Technology Using Powerpoint  
Application of Number Numeric session  
Personal Development and Career planning Reflective excercises  
Subject Specific Skills Module contred around concept of 'mamging and presenting infomation - broadly integral to academic and professional skills in this department  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Cottrell, Stella (2003) The Study Skills Handbook Hants:Palgraver Macmillan
Northedge, Andrew (1990) The Good Study Guide Buckingham : Open University


This module is at CQFW Level 4