Postgraduate | UND-RSCH7002 | 2024
Scholarly Reading and Writing
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Scholarly Reading and Writing
About this subject
On completion of this subject students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
1. Generate and defend a draft literature review that synthesises complex problems, concepts and theories within a specific field of study.
2. Critically interpret peer-reviewed published findings, reports and literature pertinent to a specific topic;
3. Synthesise and interpret the work of other scholars in a coherent and concise style in the register of scholarly writing.
4. Transmit knowledge to a specialist audience; develop high level referencing and formatting skills in writing.
5. Critically interpret and apply feedback on the draft assessment and conduct additional research to complete a final literature review for assessment.
- Conducting literature reviews
- Critical reading
- Academic and scholarly writing styles
- Techniques for resourcing and managing literature
This subject is designed to enhance the critical reading and scholarly writing skills required by a Higher Degree by Research student. Students will be introduced to the key components of preparing a literature review as well as scholarly writing skills relating to the production of a research thesis. Areas of discussion will include: techniques for resourcing and managing literature; critically analysing experts in your field of study; utilising different formats of literature reviews; academic and scholarly writing styles; structuring long and short pieces; and preparing work for publication and examination. The course requires students to undertake a substantial literature review in their chosen area of research. They will reflect upon and respond to feedback through the assessment of both a first draft and final draft which may be used as part of the student’s final thesis.
- Scholarly Reading and Writing - Annotated Bibliography (Maximum of 2 Pages) (10%)
- Draft Literature Review of Research Interest (5000 words) (40%)
- Literature Review of Research Interest (5000 words) (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UND-HED-MAS-2024 - Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- UND-LDR-MAS-2024 - Master of Leadership
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses