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AW1008: ACADEMIC WRITING FOR LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 01 Sep 2017 09:48


Course Overview

This compulsory evaluation is designed to find out if your academic writing is of a sufficient standard to enable you to succeed at university and, if you need it, to provide support to improve.  It is completed on-line via MyAberdeen with clear instructions to guide you through it.  If you pass the evaluation at the first assessment it will not take much of your time. If you do not, you will be provided with resources to help you improve. This evaluation does not carry credits but if you do not complete it this will be recorded on your degree transcript.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Hazel Hutchison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate 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

Academic writing is one of the cornerstones of university study. In all disciplines, students (and their teachers) need writing to express their ideas clearly. If things like paragraph structure, verb tenses, or spelling and punctuation are not as they should be, your reader may well be distracted or even confused by these surface problems and may not understand what you are trying to communicate. This short course is designed to find out if your academic writing is of a sufficient standard to enable you to succeed at university and, if you need it, to provide additional support to allow you to do well. There are no timetabled classes for this course but it is compulsory and if you do not complete it this will be recorded on your academic transcript. You will be given clear instructions both within MyAberdeen and by email on how to complete the course.

 

The course is structured in the following way:

 

Teaching Week 1

All students will complete an on-line evaluation. This involves writing a summary of a passage of prose (approx. 600 words) in no more than 150 words. The test must be completed in one sitting and within one hour. The summary is marked both on how accurately students summarise the text and how correct they are in their use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Summaries that are longer than 150 words will lose marks.

If you pass the first test you have completed the evaluation.

 

Teaching Weeks 2 – 4

Students who have not passed the first test must work through the on-line, interactive resource ‘Improving Your Writing’.

 

Teaching Week 5

Students who have not passed the first test must take the second test.

If you pass the second test you have completed the evaluation.

If you do not pass the second test you will be required to attend a series of three writing workshops with the Student Learning Service during Weeks 8-10. Details of the workshop schedule will be found on MyAberdeen.  

By attending these workshops you will have completed the evaluation. Registers will be taken at the workshops.

 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Archaeology - Celtic and Anglo-Saxon
  • MA Behavioural Studies with French
  • MA Behavioural Studies with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Business Management - English
  • MA Business Management - French
  • MA Business Management - French (Mode B)
  • MA Business Management - Gaelic Studies
  • MA Business Management - German
  • MA Business Management - German (Mode B)
  • MA Business Management - Hispanic Studies
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon - Film & Visual
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon - Geography
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - English
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - French
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - French (B
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Gaelic
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - German A
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Hispanic
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Hist Art
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - History
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Lan & Lin
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Philosoph
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Sociology
  • MA English
  • MA English and Scottish Literature
  • MA English with Creative Writing
  • MA English with Music Studies
  • MA English-Film & Visual Culture
  • MA English-French
  • MA English-French(Mode B)
  • MA English-Gaelic Studies
  • MA English-German
  • MA English-German(Mode B)
  • MA English-Hispanic Studies
  • MA English-International Relations
  • MA English-Language & Linguistics
  • MA English-Sociology
  • MA European Studies
  • MA Film & Visual Culture
  • MA Film & Visual Culture - Intern Relations
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-French
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-French (Mode B)
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-German
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-German (Mode B)
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Sociology
  • MA French Studies
  • MA French Studies(Mode B)
  • MA French with Music Studies
  • MA French with Music Studies (Mode B)
  • MA French-Gaelic Studies
  • MA French-Geography
  • MA French-German
  • MA French-Hispanic Studies
  • MA French-International Relations
  • MA French-International Relations(Mode B)
  • MA French-Language & Linguistics
  • MA French-Language & Linguistics (Mode B)
  • MA French-Legal Studies
  • MA French-Legal Studies (Mode B)
  • MA French-Mathematics
  • MA French-Mathematics (Mode B)
  • MA French-Politics
  • MA French-Politics(Mode B)
  • MA French-Sociology
  • MA French-Sociology(Mode B)
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Geography
  • MA Gaelic Studies-German (Mode A)
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-History
  • MA Gaelic Studies-History of Art
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Language & Linguistics
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Politics
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Religious Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Sociology
  • MA Geography-German
  • MA Geography-Hispanic Studies
  • MA German Studies
  • MA German with Music Studies
  • MA German-Hispanic Studies
  • MA German-International Relations
  • MA German-Language & Linguistics
  • MA German-Language & Linguistics (Mode B)
  • MA German-Legal Studies
  • MA German-Mathematics
  • MA German-Philosophy
  • MA German-Politics
  • MA German-Sociology
  • MA Hispanic Studies (Latin America)
  • MA Hispanic Studies (Spain)
  • MA Hispanic Studies (Spain) (Mode B)
  • MA Hispanic Studies with Music Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies with Music Studies (Md B)
  • MA Hispanic Studies-International Relations
  • MA Hispanic Studies-International Relations B
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Language & Linguistics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Legal Studies
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Mathematics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Philosophy
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Politics
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Sociology
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Sociology(Mode B)
  • MA Language & Linguistics
  • MA Language & Linguistics-Philosophy
  • MA Language & Linguistics-Sociology
  • MA Languages and Literature of Scotland
  • MA Mathematics with Gaelic
  • MA Psychology with French
  • MA Psychology with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Psychology with German
  • MA Scottish Studies
  • Ma Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies-Spanish & Latin American St
  • Ma Film & Visual Culture-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Business Management-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Gaelic Studies-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Mathematics-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Ma In Spanish And Latin American Studies With Music Studies
  • Ma International Relations-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Ma Language & Linguistics-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In English-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In French-Spanish And Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Geography-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In German-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Politics-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Sociology-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Spanish And Latin American Studies

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