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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Academic Writing
Reference Code: BB7 605
STAGE
Year 1
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks Full-Time X 3.15 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.75 Hours per week

The indicative syllabus of this module is outlined below:

Formal Academic Writing Style:

  • Structure; vocabulary; appropriate language

Harvard Referencing System: uses, rules and application:

  • Referencing systems; Punctuation citing; Direct quotations (short and long), paraphrasing and summarising;
  • Paraphrasing; Secondary referencing; Reference list:

Plagiarism:

  • Concept of plagiarism; supporting an argument;
  • using and understanding plagiarism software;
  • interpreting similarity scores.

Academic and Business Genres:

  • Essays; Reports; Abstracts;
  • Proposals; Curriculum Vitae

Reviewing and Editing Academic Writing:

  • Drafting academic work; Purpose of drafting;
  • How editing improves academic argument;
  • Strategies for editing academic work.

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Proofread and self-correct their written work.
  • Write a Curriculum Vitae and job application letter/email using appropriate academic language and format.
  • Write a short academic essay employing appropriate academic structure, style, paragraphing, and cohesive devices.
  • Correctly apply the rules and uses of the Harvard Referencing System to avoid issues of plagiarism.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Proofread and self-correct their written work.
LO 2
Write a Curriculum Vitae and job application letter/email using appropriate academic language and format.
LO 3
Write a short academic essay employing appropriate academic structure, style, paragraphing, and cohesive devices.
LO 4
Correctly apply the rules and uses of the Harvard Referencing System to avoid issues of plagiarism.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
1, 2, 3, 4
CA – Draft and Complete Academic Essay
100%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Aims & Objectives

This module will enable the learner to develop the requisite academic skills to support their undertaking of an academic programme.    Specifically, this module aims to provide learners with the necessary skills and techniques to write in an academic format, and be cognisant of academic form and structure.

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