ENG-10030 - Composition
Coordinator: Nicholas P Seager Tel: +44 1782 7 33142
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20


Aims
To impart research skills (use of library, electronic resources, note-taking, etc.)
To ensure competence in grammar and the mechanics of writing.
To introduce students to essential techniques and conventions of presenting ideas in writing.
To introduce students to different modes of writing and their application.
To develop essay-writing skills, including producing a thesis and sustaining an argument.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate an ability to interact critically, constructively and collaboratively with other students and their work; will be achieved by assessments:: 1,2
Assess, organise, and engage with a wide variety of sources (including electronic ones) as part of the practice of research; will be achieved by assessments:: 1,2
Identify common grammatical errors and understand the principles of sentence structure; will be achieved by assessments:: 1,2
Develop and sustain critical arguments using academic language and scholarly citation; will be achieved by assessments:: 1,2
Identify differences in modes of writing. Demonstrate competence in some modes of writing in short written assignments; will be achieved by assessments: 1: 1,2
Demonstrate use of electronic resources, skills of note-taking, proof-reading, and bibliographic conventions; will be achieved by assessments:: 1,2

1

Study hours

Seminars (12 hours)
Lectures/Workshops (12 hours)
Seminar preparation and private study (75 hours)
Essay writing and preparation (50 hours)
Feedback (1 hour)

School Rules

'A' Level English or equivalent
or
'ENG-10026 Reading Literature' (semester I core module)
or
'ENG-10028 Telling Tales' (semester I programme elective module)
or
'ENG-10022 Poetry Through Practice' (semester I programme elective)
or
'ENG-10025 Starting Out: An Introduction to American Literature'

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Circa 2000-word cumulative writing portfolio and reflective essay
A portfolio of writing produced throughout the course of the semester with an essay reflecting on the portfolio as a whole.

2: Essay weighted 60%
Essay
2,000 word essay. A list of questions will be provided.