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Academic Writing 2

Faculty of Modern Languages

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Department of English

 
 

Programme(s) where module is offered

  • BA English and Applied Studies
 

Status (core, option, free choice)

Core

 

FHEQ Level

1

 

Unit Value

8 ECTS

 

Semester taught

Spring

 

Pre-Requisite Modules or Qualifications

None

 

Module Code

ELANG 130

 

Module coordinator

Azra Sarić,Anida Hadžić

 

Applicable From

2012

 

Educational Aims of the Module

  • This highly practical course represents the second section of the writing syllabus taught in the first year of study.
  • This section of the course extends the students’ previous paragraph and essay skills into different academic writing patterns (describing graphs, presenting statistics, comparing and contrasting, arguing etc).
  • Students take this course as part of two existing courses at SSST – LANG 122E – Introduction to Academic Writing 2, and LANG222 – Essay 2.
  • It The course continues to present a medium for the practical application of grammatical rules acquired through ELANG 101 and ELANG 102 (grammar courses in their first year of study). Furthermore, the students’ Reading Comprehension skills are also developed and tested.
  • Punctuation and citation skills are enforced and developed further as well.
 

Module Outline/Syllabus

  • Paraphrasing. Plagiarizing – what is it and how to avoid it.
  • Paraphrasing, summarizing, quotation
  • Direct and indirect quotations, facts and statistics
  • Graphs: tenses and vocabulary
  • Types of paragraphs – narrative, descriptive, expository.
  • Prepositions – time, place, manner. Practice in the use of AT, IN, ON
  • Introduction to Articles – countable vs. non-countable, definite vs. indefinite. Compare and contrast essays: Two methods of organisation: Block and Point-by-Point.
  • Linking words for Comparison and Contrast
  • Using sources in a Comparison and Contrast outline – paraphrasing and summarising
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Subject Verb Agreement for EFL speakers
  • Comprehension practice for paraphrasing
  • CVs and Motivational letters
 

Student Engagement Hours

Type Number per Term Duration Total Time
Lectures 30 2 hours 60 hours
Tutorials 15 2 hours 30 hours
Total Guided/Independent Learning Hours 110
Total Contact Hours 90
Total Engagement Hours 200
 

Assessment Method Summary

Type Number Required Duration / Length Weighting Timing / Submission Deadline
Final exam 1 3 hrs 50% End of semester
Paragraph and Essay
Assignment
1 Take home 30% Week 10
Other course
assignments
Between 3 to 4 Approximately
1 hr each
20% Organised throughout the
semester
 

Module Outcomes

Teaching and Learning Strategy:

  • Presentations by the module convenor (ILO: 1-5)
  • Practical exercises, readings and assignments as a follow-up to course presentations, or as part of seminars.(ILO: 1-5)
  • Individual (take-home) assignments. (ILO: 1-5)
  • Consultations with students. (ILO: 1-5)
  • Presentations by the module convenor (PS: 1-5)
  • Practical exercises, readings and assignments as a follow-up to course presentations, or as part of seminars.(PS: 1-5)
  • Individual (take-home) assignments. (PS: 1-5)
  • Consultations with students. (PS: 1-5)
  • Presentations by the module convenor (TS: 1-4)
  • Practical exercises, readings and assignments as a follow-up to course presentations, or as part of seminars.(TS: 1-4)
  • Individual (take-home) assignments. (TS: 1-4)
  • Consultations with students (TS:1-4)

Assessment Strategy

  • Writing assignment - 30% (ILO: 1-5)
  • Other course assignments -  20%(ILO: 1-5)   
  • Final Exam - 50%(ILO: 1-5)
  • Writing assignment - 30% (PS: 1-5)
  • Other course assignments - 20%(PS: 1-5)  
  • Final Exam  -   50%(PS: 1-4)
  • Writing assignment - 30% (TS: 1-4)
  • Other course assignments   - 20% (TS: 1-4)  
  • Final Exam - 50%(TS: 1-3)

     
 

Key Texts and/or other learning materials

Set text

  • Chin, P., Koizumi, Y. et al. (2012). Academic Writing Skills. Volume 1, Singapore, Cambridge University Press.
  • Chin, P., Reid S. et al. (2012). Academic Writing Skills. Volume 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Supplementary Materials

  • Folse K, Muchmore-Vokoun A, Solomon Vestri E., (2010). Great Sentencess for Great Paragraphs. Third edition. Boston: Heinle, Cengage.
  • Spack, R., (2007). Guidelines: a cross-cultural reading/writing text. Third edition. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Vince, Michael., (2009). First Certificate: language practice. Fourth edition. Oxford: Macmillan Publishers Limited.
  • Oshima, A. and Hogue, A. (1999). Writing Academic English (3rd edition). New York: Longman.
  • Fowler, H.R. & Aaron, J.E. (2009). The Little, Brown Handbook, (with MyCompLab NEW), 10/E 
  • Honegger, M. (2005). Grammar for Writing (1st ed.). Florence, KY: Thomson Learning.

Please note

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the module and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.  More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module and programme can be found in the departmental or programme handbook.  The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by the University of Buckingham and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.

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