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Week 1 2011 introduction to academic literacy

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  • 1. Academic Literacy MPharmacy   2011
  • 2. Overview
    • Academic Literacy 2011
    • Academic English for MPharmacy
    • What you already know
    • Course content
    • Learning outcomes
  • 3. Academic Literacy 2010 Course design
    • In a typical week, you will:
    • participate in a one and a half hour class/workshop
    • work on a collaborative coursework project
    • complete individual homework tasks
  • 4. Academic English for MPharmacy
    • During your MPharmacy course you will use Academic English skills for:
    • course work and exams (years 1-4)
    • your research project, report and oral presentation (year 4)
  • 5. Academic English skills: writing
    • Using academic conventions
    • Referring to sources
    • Quoting and paraphrasing
    • Note taking and summarising
    • Planning, drafting and editing
    • Writing clear and well-structured paragraphs
    • Improving text organisation
    • Ensuring that texts ‘flow’
    • Improving grammar and accuracy
  • 6. What you already know about writing
    • What was the last piece of extended (academic) writing you did?
    • Did you enjoy writing it?
    • What did you find difficult about it?
  • 7. Assessment: w riting skills
    • Collaborative essay
    • 20% of total marks
    • Semester week 12/ Friday 16/12/10
    • Your ability to write both collaboratively and individually will be assessed in this task.
    • Written review
    • 20% of total marks
    • Semester week 5/ Friday 28/10/10
    • Your ability to select appropriate information and put it into your own words will be assessed in this task.
  • 8. Academic English skills: speaking
    • Participating in group discussions
    • Preparing and delivering presentations
    • Presenting information from notes and diagrams
    • Speaking accurately, fluently and confidently
    • Speaking in an appropriate style
  • 9. What you already know about speaking in a formal context
    • Have you ever done a presentation?
    • Have you ever spoken to a large group of people?
    • What went well?
    • What was difficult about it?
  • 10. Assessment: presentation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • 20% of total marks
    • Semester week 11 in class
    • Group presentation
    • The marks will be split between group and individual marks: all students will be assessed individually on their speaking skills.
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  • 11. Academic English skills: reading
    • Developing strategies for effective reading
    • Synthesising information from a variety of sources
    • Reading critically
  • 12. What you already know about reading in an academic context
    • 4 000 000 books in the John Rylands Library . . .
    • What challenges do you face in finding the information you need?
    • What sources of information, in addition to books, do you need to consider?
  • 13. Testing
    • Test 1
    • 15% of total marks
    •   Semester week 7/ in class
    • Final exam
    •   25% of total marks
    •   Semester week 12/ Stopford Theatre 1, 16.00-18.00
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  • 14. Learning outcomes
    • Write a well-structured account of an issue related to pharmacy, drawing on relevant sources, and adhering to conventions used in the discipline.
    • Demonstrate an ability to make an interesting and effective presentation, deploying a wide range of skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to make a full and positive contribution to a group project.
    • Effectively complete examinations and other coursework requirements within the stipulated timeframes.

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