Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2018-2019 (archived)
Prior to their first tutorial, students will be asked to complete a series of transition study skills tasks based around the following indicative themes:
Exploring academic literature
Effective essay writing (introductions, paragraphs and conclusions)
How to avoid Plagiarism
Marking previously submitted essays
The tasks will be made available to incoming students via duo during September, with an expectation that they will be completed prior to their first tutorial, so that comprehensive group feedback can be given.
Preparation for the second tutorial will involve familiarisation with the departmental assessment criteria and descriptors. Feedback on this formative task will inform discussion in the second tutorial, alongside further support for essay writing skills, in advance of the formative essay.
Support for reading skills will be provided throughout the year through â€˜guided readingsâ€™ which will be made available to accompany specific lectures. These will assist students in developing efficient and strategic reading skills when dealing with original academic texts. Other formative assessment includes one formative essay (max 4 x A4 sides) plus detailed feedback given on the two summative essays.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University