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Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
Plan, research and write an extended essay on a topic within their discipline (BALEAP, W3.1,3,5).
Demonstrate an understanding of purposes for writing and the stages involved in the academic writing process (generating ideas, creating an outline, synthesizing information, revising, editing, etc.) (BALEAP, W1.1.2).
Demonstrate an understanding of academic essay/report format, and requirements; organize an essay appropriately (BALEAP, W1.1.4; BALEAP, W2.1.3).
Select and evaluate appropriate academic sources to use in a research essay; synthesise information from sources into a cohesive argument with supporting evidence (BALEAP, W1.2.1).
Write clear, well-structured expositions of complex subjects, underlining the relevant salient issues; expand and support points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples (CEFR ‘Reports and Essays’: C1).
Demonstrate high-level presentation skills, selecting appropriate detail and not over-relying on PowerPoint Slides (BALEAP, S1.3.1,2,3,4).
Give clear, detailed presentations on complex subjects, integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion (CEFR, ‘Overall Oral Production’, C1).
Take part in group discussions; contribute to discussion in seminars; engage fully in discussion rather than providing superficial contributions (BALEAP, S1.2.1,2,3).
Formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate contribution skilfully to those of other speakers (CEFR, ‘self assessment grid: spoken interaction’, C1).
GENERAL ACADEMIC AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
Understand a range of demanding, longer texts (CEFR global scale: C1).
Apply critical thinking skills in oral interaction and written production for academic purposes (BALEAP, W1.1.6; S1.1.1).
Use effective strategies to enhance academic language knowledge and skills independently.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Listening-into-Notetaking Exam||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Mid-term coursework assignment -- annotated bibliography in preparation for final researched coursework essay.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 1,500 word researched coursework essay on the importance of a concept, practice or process within the student's subject area||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Presentation with questions and answers related to an aspect of the research essay.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: In-class tasks completed throughout the semester.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Stephen Kelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|