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BI4517: SBS HONOURS ESSAY (SEMESTER 2) (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

You research a topic and write an extended essay, developing specialist knowledge and refining your synthesis and evaluation skills.

You choose your topic from a list that includes fundamental and cutting-edge issues, providing you with flexibility and an opportunity to pursue your interests.

An introductory workshop reminds you of good practice in writing an extended essay and a meeting with your essay supervisor provides you with feedback on your essay plan.

Feedback from peer review of a draft essay allows you to gain comments from your peers, but also helps you to understand the criteria used for marking essays.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jo Smith
  • Dr Clare Trinder

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

None.

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

An independent review essay chosen from a list made available by Biological Sciences and which will change from year to year. A member of staff will provide guidance.

Further Information & Notes

This course cannot be taken in a graduating curriculum with BI 4017.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:Written essay 5000 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will get informal feedback from essay supervisor during meetings and through feedback on essay outline.

Feedback

Students will receive written feedback on their essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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