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Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing (native English speakers) (LANG1002)

This module focuses on developing a suitably academic writing style and giving effecive presentations. The overall aim of the module is to help you gain a better grade in your course modules.

Key features:

  • Focus on developing academic communication skills
  • Helps to improve your grades in your main course modules
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Can be taken as 15-credit optional module at level 4
  • Can be taken as an auditing student (not for credit, fee applies)
Entry requirements

Prior learning

There are no entry requirements for this module. You cannot take this module in combination with LANG1003: Improving English Usage and Academic Writing (non-native speakers).


Module content

Overview

You will be introduced to the various stages of the academic writing process, including task analysis, planning, structure, referencing and proofreading. In addition, you will be encouraged to develop your critical thinking skills. The module is assessed via an essay, a presentation and a piece of reflective writing, as these forms of assessment feature across all disciplines.

Assignments

Academic essay (60%): A short essay demonstrating the main features of academic style and citation skills.

Presentation (20%): A 10 minute pair presentation followed by a short Q & A session. The oral presentations will be recorded on camera, and the recordings will be uploaded onto Blackboard for students to view back.

Reflective writing (20%): A reflective analysis of the course and the assessments with a focus on the transferable skills acquired and any impact on future employability.

 


How to enrol

Joining LANG1002

If you're an undergraduate student at Worcester, log in to the Student Portal, select SOLE and Course Information. From here, navigate to Module Information and Module Directory. If you click on Module Directory, you should see the following options:

Module directory: type LANG into the Module Code box for an overview of all Language Centre modules

Select modules: provided you haven't already chosen the maximum number of modules you can take and that you are eligible to take a 15-credit module at level 4, the LANG modules should be displayed as options.

Module change request: if you have already selected the maximum number of modules, but you'd like to swap one of your selections for LANG1002, follow the instructions given here.

If you're interested in taking LANG1002 as an auditing student (i.e. not for credit), follow the application procedure for Open short language courses.