EF4131: Report and Essay Writing for non-native speakers


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EF4131: Report and Essay Writing for non-native speakers

Module Title Report and Essay Writing for non-native speakers
Module Code EF4131
Module Tutor Piers Wall
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

The module aims to help non-native speakers of English develop their writing skills to enable them to write essays and reports suitable for academic study.

Indicative Syllabus -

The module aims to:

  • Introduce students to academic writing conventions (e.g. punctuation, layout, paragraphs, referencing):
  • Develop an appreciation of the issues and skills involved in the writing process (planning, organisation, information seeking):
  • Develop accurate use of grammar, vocabulary and appropriate formality
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to :

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate writing conventions. (PLO8)
  2. Demonstrate evidence of the writing process (e.g. planning, researching, drafting, editing) (PLO8)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate structure, grammar and syntax in relation to writing essays and reports. (PLO8)
  4. Reformulate and synthesise information to avoid plagiarism. (PLO6)
  5. Critically evaluate texts for structure and language (PLO5)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 48
Independent Learning Hours: 102
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 25% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 500 words
002: 75% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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