SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1Q324316
Module Leader melanie grey
School INTO
Subject INTO
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • B (January start)-C (May start)
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

The objectives of this module are: To introduce and practice reading techniques, vocabulary development and note taking skills for academic study To introduce the structure and function of academic writing and put these into practice To improve ability to take part in academic discussions To introduce skills and techniques to practice global listening skills and close listening skills To achieve a base level of ICT skills


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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, the student should be able to:1.Take part in seminars and discussions in their academic field and deliver a presentation in their field of study Writeclear, comprehensible and well-structured academic essays2. Follow and take notes in lectures in their chosen field3. Recognise and extract relevant information from academic texts and quote sources4. To recognise plagiarism and learn strategies to aovid it5. Use a variety of independant and blended learning approaches to help further improve their ability to study in English Follow and take notes in lectures in their chosen field Recognise and extract relevant information from academic texts and quote sources To recognise plagiarism and learn strategies to avoid it Use a variety of independent and blended learning approaches to help further improve their ability to study in English Demonstrate thatthey have achieved an IELTS equivalence of minimum 6.0

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A programme of class sessions, group discussions and tutorials with class notes, authentic academic texts and assigned reading from the key course text(s) to support seminar and assignment work and independent study. Ongoing formative assessments in the classroom with regular feedback sessions to check understanding and progress. Tutorial time for all students, based on their work to date and feedback on assignment drafts. Formative coursework assignments integrating knowledge gained from content modules and enhanced academic skills. Drafts allow improvement and the use of Turnitin enables students to improve on paraphrasing and summarising techniques. Depending on the stated assessment policy; tests and formal examinations to assess understanding and application of key concepts in the subject, with external and internal moderators to secure accurate marking and moderation.

Indicative Reading

Bailey, S. 2011. Academic Writing - a handbook for international students. Abingdon: Routledge Campbell, C. 2012. English for Academic Study: Vocabulary. Reading: Garnet Chazal, E. & McCarter, S. 2012. Oxford EAP (upper-int). Oxford: OUP Clandfield, L. & McKinnon M. 2014. Skillful Listening and Speaking. London: MacMillan Dummett, P. Stephenson, H & Lansford, L. 2016. Keynote Ted Talks. Boston: Cengage Hewings, M. 2012. Cambridge Academic English. Cambridge: CUP Jordan, R. Academic Writing Course. London: Pearson Oshima, A & Hogue, A. 2006. Academic Writing. London: Longman Seal, B. 2002. Academic Encounters Series. Cambridge: CUP Slaught, J & Harben, P. 2007. English for Academic Study: Reading. Reading: Garnet

Transferrable Skills

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Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 60.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Tutorials (FT) 10.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
CW4 Course Work 04 n/a 25.00 55% Listening Assignment
CW3 Course Work 03 n/a 25.00 55% Reading Assignment
CW1 Course Work 01 n/a 25.00 55% Oral Skills (Speaking Presentation)
CW2 Course Work 02 n/a 25.00 55% Writing Assignment