KV5001 - Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences

What will I learn on this module?

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

What will I learn on this module?

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

What will I learn on this module?

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

What will I learn on this module?

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is taught by interactive seminars and use of practical group activities in the sessions.

The material delivered in practical workshops is designed to enhance your capabilities as an independent learner. This will involve significant self-directed learning and will test your ability to interact with others during group sessions. The sessions will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your chosen discipline. When working in groups the nature of the activity will vary from group to group depending upon your specific programme of study. For example, you will develop your critical analysis and critical writing skills by analysing the work of other academics according to the requirements of your programme/module assignments. In addition to the core topics listed, your learning will be supported by your own self–reflection of your skills and academic areas of interest and you will be asked to share these in specific sessions.

Individual attendance and your participation in group work is essential to your learning and as such forms part of your summative assessment. You will be expected to participate in the practical classes having completed directed pre-reading and preparation tasks provided by your tutor. Additional directed learning will be provided to support the development of your skills base, the use of the e-learning platform and support your self-reflection.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is taught by interactive seminars and use of practical group activities in the sessions.

The material delivered in practical workshops is designed to enhance your capabilities as an independent learner. This will involve significant self-directed learning and will test your ability to interact with others during group sessions. The sessions will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your chosen discipline. When working in groups the nature of the activity will vary from group to group depending upon your specific programme of study. For example, you will develop your critical analysis and critical writing skills by analysing the work of other academics according to the requirements of your programme/module assignments. In addition to the core topics listed, your learning will be supported by your own self–reflection of your skills and academic areas of interest and you will be asked to share these in specific sessions.

Individual attendance and your participation in group work is essential to your learning and as such forms part of your summative assessment. You will be expected to participate in the practical classes having completed directed pre-reading and preparation tasks provided by your tutor. Additional directed learning will be provided to support the development of your skills base, the use of the e-learning platform and support your self-reflection.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is taught by interactive seminars and use of practical group activities in the sessions.

The material delivered in practical workshops is designed to enhance your capabilities as an independent learner. This will involve significant self-directed learning and will test your ability to interact with others during group sessions. The sessions will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your chosen discipline. When working in groups the nature of the activity will vary from group to group depending upon your specific programme of study. For example, you will develop your critical analysis and critical writing skills by analysing the work of other academics according to the requirements of your programme/module assignments. In addition to the core topics listed, your learning will be supported by your own self–reflection of your skills and academic areas of interest and you will be asked to share these in specific sessions.

Individual attendance and your participation in group work is essential to your learning and as such forms part of your summative assessment. You will be expected to participate in the practical classes having completed directed pre-reading and preparation tasks provided by your tutor. Additional directed learning will be provided to support the development of your skills base, the use of the e-learning platform and support your self-reflection.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is taught by interactive seminars and use of practical group activities in the sessions.

The material delivered in practical workshops is designed to enhance your capabilities as an independent learner. This will involve significant self-directed learning and will test your ability to interact with others during group sessions. The sessions will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your chosen discipline. When working in groups the nature of the activity will vary from group to group depending upon your specific programme of study. For example, you will develop your critical analysis and critical writing skills by analysing the work of other academics according to the requirements of your programme/module assignments. In addition to the core topics listed, your learning will be supported by your own self–reflection of your skills and academic areas of interest and you will be asked to share these in specific sessions.

Individual attendance and your participation in group work is essential to your learning and as such forms part of your summative assessment. You will be expected to participate in the practical classes having completed directed pre-reading and preparation tasks provided by your tutor. Additional directed learning will be provided to support the development of your skills base, the use of the e-learning platform and support your self-reflection.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All teaching materials for the module are made available on the module electronic learning portal (eLP) site. You will be provided with a teaching and learning plan that outlines the formal sessions, along with the tutor-directed study tasks and independent reading associated with each session. You will be asked to use both email and eLP to share ideas and feedback.

Teaching staff operate an ‘open door’ policy for students meaning you can approach them anytime during normal office hours, or via email, to answer questions, receive feedback and support your learning on the module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All teaching materials for the module are made available on the module electronic learning portal (eLP) site. You will be provided with a teaching and learning plan that outlines the formal sessions, along with the tutor-directed study tasks and independent reading associated with each session. You will be asked to use both email and eLP to share ideas and feedback.

Teaching staff operate an ‘open door’ policy for students meaning you can approach them anytime during normal office hours, or via email, to answer questions, receive feedback and support your learning on the module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All teaching materials for the module are made available on the module electronic learning portal (eLP) site. You will be provided with a teaching and learning plan that outlines the formal sessions, along with the tutor-directed study tasks and independent reading associated with each session. You will be asked to use both email and eLP to share ideas and feedback.

Teaching staff operate an ‘open door’ policy for students meaning you can approach them anytime during normal office hours, or via email, to answer questions, receive feedback and support your learning on the module.

Course info

UCAS Code G4W3

Credits 0

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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