LANG20260 English for Academic Writing 6

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed for international students who wish to develop the academic writing skills required for research and study purposes. It is intended for graduate students at masters and doctoral level but is open to undergraduates. It aims to develop the academic writing skills required for study at graduate level and focuses on aspects of academic writing that are transferable across a wide range of disciplines and written text types. The academic writing classes are designed to help students write essays, thesis chapters, reports and other assignments accurately. Students will learn how to plan and structure their written work, develop their own academic English writing style and gain a better understanding of how grammar and vocabulary are used in academic writing. Students will learn how to employ self-correcting and redrafting processes to critically reflect on and improve their own academic writing. Students will also learn to use data sources and a wide range of writing conventions. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

Entrance to all English language modules is based on the completion of our English Placement Test. Please register online for the placement test at: https://www.ucd.ie/cegl/programmes/glm/placement_tests/

If you have previously completed an English module with us and wish to progress to the next level, please send an email to languages@ucd.ie

For more information about the Centre for English and Global Languages modules (formerly Applied Language Centre) see https://www.ucd.ie/cegl/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students who achieve at least a B grade in this module should be able to:

analyse the construction of typical written texts produced within a research environment
identify and account for disciplinary variations in academic writing texts
consolidate and expand academic grammatical and lexical knowledge
produce a variety of appropriately constructed short and extended written texts drawing on appropriate academic writing conventions

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module involves an interactive small group class using active learning activities. Students develop their academic writing skills using a process approach.

 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Assignment: Timed Writing Assignment Week 11 n/a Graded No

25

Examination: Written Exam Week 12 Yes Graded No

40

Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Assignment: Extended Writing Assignment Week 7 n/a Graded No

15


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually to students, post midterm. Feedback on summative assessment on request.

Name Role
Ms Thérese Marry Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 

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