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HI552R: PRESENTING HISTORICAL RESEARCH (2016-2017)

Last modified: 17 Jan 2017 12:37


Course Overview

Students complete the course with an enhanced ability to present convincing academic arguments and research findings in writing and, particularly orally. They improve their critical engagement with the research and arguments of other historians.
Students attend research seminars and write a seminar comparison report, fostering engagement with the process of presenting arguments and research findings.
Following training in presentation skills, students present their dissertation proposals in a workshop, recording their presentation using Camtasia, and respond to questions from staff and students. Students then write a reflective analysis of their presentations. Download course guide

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Thomas Weber

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will attend the departmental research seminars and write a seminar comparison essay, fostering engagement with the process of presenting arguments and research findings.

Following a seminar on presentation skills, students will present their dissertation proposals in a workshop and respond to questions from staff and fellow students. These presentations will be recorded using Camtasia and students will write a reflective essay on their presentation. Students will receive marks and feedback for their presentations and responses to questions and for their essays.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Modern History

Contact Teaching Time

4 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

1 x 1,500 word seminar comparison report (30%)

1 x oral presentation (40%)

1 x 1,500 word reflective analysis (30%)

Resit: 1 x 3,000 word essay or viva voce examination as appropriate (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Students receive marks and written feedback for their presentations and responses to questions and for their essays. They also benefit from immediate feedback on their research proposal from staff and peers

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