EF5231: Academic writing for Non Native Speakers of English

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EF5231: Academic writing for Non Native Speakers of English

Module Title Academic writing for Non Native Speakers of English
Module Code EF5231
Module Tutor Jane Neill
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module for non-native speakers of English aims to develop advanced writing skills to enable students to produce and critically evaluate extended pieces of writing for academic study.

Indicative Syllabus

The module aims:

  • To develop students' awareness and use of the stages in the writing process enabling them to apply these to their own assessed work:
  • To develop their knowledge and use of a range of complex language elements typically found in academic writing:
  • To develop students' ability to evaluate and use a range of discursive styles in written texts
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to structure extended pieces of writing through the use of appropriate writing conventions, cohesive devices and complex language items.(PLO8)
  2. Knowledge of complex grammatical structures to produce accurate pieces of writing. (PLO8)
  3. Reformulate and synthesise information effectively from a variety of text types avoiding plagiarism (PLO6)
  4. Critically evaluate, edit and develop pieces of text.(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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