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MANG6212 Essay Writing Skills

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to give you a practical grounding in the skills necessary to present a well-structured essay.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to give you a practical grounding in the skills necessary to present a well-structured essay.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the qualities of a ‘good’ business essay;
  • the planning required in writing an essay.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • confidently plan an essay;
  • present a well-structured and concise essay;
  • support your peers in class activities
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate essays;
  • assess your own and your peers essay planning and writing skills.

Syllabus

What makes a ‘good’ essay, understanding structure – use of paragraphs, presentation of an argument and critical analysis, citation and referencing

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

What makes a ‘good’ essay, understanding structure – use of paragraphs, presentation of an argument and critical analysis, citation and referencing

TypeHours
Teaching4
Independent Study21
Total study time25

Resources & Reading list

Study skills tool kit.

Academic Skills.

Assessment

Formative

Set exercises - non-exam

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual assignment  (500 words) 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual assignment  (500 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual assignment  (500 words) 100%
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