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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ENGL1000 Studying and Researching English

5 creditsClass Size: 500

For full module descriptions of our level 2 and 3 undergraduate modules (including details of preparatory reading, texts for purchase and required unassessed work) please see the Undergraduate Module Handbook in the English Organisation on the VLE.

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Module manager: Dr Andrew Warnes

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

Free-standing study skills lectures (x3)

This module is not approved as a discovery module


- To equip students with the necessary study and research skills to enable them to effectively engage with the study of English at university.
- To support research-led teaching and learning. From the outset, to develop students as active learners who can make full use of, and benefit from, the diverse resources of a modern research university.
- To allow students, by developing and harnessing the requisite skills to participate properly within the scholarly community.
- To foster an academic environment where students value and practise the fundamentals of scholarly process.
- To encourage students to make the link between the development of their research and study skills, and their own learning progression, thereby becoming proficient as researchers and active learners rather than passive recipients of 'how to' instructions.

Learning outcomes
- Students will acquire discipline-specific study and research skills in English Language, English Literature, and Theatre Studies.
- Students will learn academic writing and presentational skills, including the necessity for full and accurate referencing according to the School's guidelines.
- Students will be made aware of the definitions and penalties attached to cheating and plagiarism, and shown how to develop good academic practice.
- Students will receive guidance on tackling different assessment types. The importance of interpreting feedback, in all its guises (verbal, written, (in)formal, individual/group etc) will be emphasised so that students can take active responsibility for developing their own learning potential.

Skills outcomes
Module develops discipline-specific study and research skills in English Language, English Literature, and Theatre Studies.


Online Module
1. Studying and researching
2. Writing and presentation
3. Referencing and plagiarism
4. Assessment and feedback.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning150.0050.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours50.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

Module is delivered and assessed 100% online via the VLE.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Participation in and successful completion of the module components are stored in Gradebook and monitored by the School's Student Education Service

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Computer ExerciseMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Contains formative in-course MCQs

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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