Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2020-2021 (archived)
NB: formative work is a compulsory part of this module. Part I: The formative assessment operates as an important step towards the Summative Research Essay I. It provides students with an opportunity to develop initial ideas, and discuss with other students and with the lecturer the selected topic for their essay. Students will present their research questions and essay outline at a workshop. They will receive formative feedback from their colleagues and from the instructors (spoken comments following presentation). They may incorporate this feedback into the final version of the essay. Part II: The formative assessment of Part II also operates as a step towards the Summative Oral Presentation and Research Essay 2. In Term 2, tutorials are dedicated to developing studentsâ€™ essay topics. In the first tutorial, students will bring a tentative title and five indicative references, with annotations describing their relevance to the paper. They will receive verbal feedback from their colleagues and the instructor. For the second tutorial, students will bring an abstract and ten annotated references. The instructor and colleagues will provide feedback on focusing the essay topic, suggestions for further reading, refining the essay question, and structuring the overarching argument.
■ 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