Scholarly Reading and Writing
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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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