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TL1501: WORKING WITH TEXTS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 09 Jul 2020 11:30


Course Overview

This is an introductory course which looks at different ways of understanding and analysing texts. The course will equip students with tools to analyse their own academic writing as well as apply these skills to different types of texts

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zhu Zhu
  • Ms Julie C. Bray

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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

This course will:

  • increase students' awareness of the relationship between text and meaning
  • increase students' awareness of how elements of style manisfest themselves in texts
  • Increase students' awareness of cohesion and coherence in texts
  • Develop students' ability to analyse texts

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to match text with function
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to identify elements of cohesion and coherence
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able apply strategies and tools to identify salient features of a text

Course Journal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to identify elements of cohesion and coherence
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to match text with function
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able apply strategies and tools to identify salient features of a text

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

2 x essays - 750 words each

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Two essays - 750 words each

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to match text with function
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to identify elements of cohesion and coherence
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able apply strategies and tools to identify salient features of a text

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