PSY50030 Psychology writing group II

Academic Year 2018/2019

This module is designed to facilitate and support graduate students to further develop their academic writing skills. The focus of the module is on publishing academic writing in the area of child development, with students identifying their own writing projects within this area. Each written project is peer reviewed within the group and all students are expected to submit at least one article over the course of the academic year and to review all articles submitted to the group. The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 2.00 to 4.00 with the first meeting on September 26th 2018 in the Newman Building. Graduate students are strongly advised to contact Eilis Hennessy ( to discuss whether or not the module would suit their current area of research.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: Identify an academic writing task appropriate to the current stage of their graduate career; Write an article for publication grounded within their area of graduate research; Make an informed choice about where to submit their writing for publication; Use peer review to adapt and rewrite their journal article; Critically review journal articles; Provide constructive feedback on journal articles.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

PSY 40310 Psychology Writing Group

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PSY40310 - Psychology writing group

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Assignment: Draft journal article


Varies over the Trimester
Continuous Assessment: Critical reviews of articles


Varies over the Trimester
Attendance: Attendance and contribution to discussion




This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible