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Scholarly Reading and Writing
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- 25 Jul 2022
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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On completion of this course 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.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This course 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%)
- 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%%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 28 Oct 22
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