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MANG6212 Essay Writing Skills

Module Overview

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.
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.
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.

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

Academic Skills.

Study skills tool kit.

Assessment

Formative

In-class task

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Coursework  (500 words) 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Coursework  (500 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Coursework  (500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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