This Unit is taught with a blend of Faculty and Department-led teaching:
Weeks 1-6 and 11-13 are taught centrally by the Unit Convenor, Dr Kirstin Mills and cover writing and research skills, how to use creative and critical thinking to write, developing a sustainable writing practice, peer-reviewing and more essential communication skills for researchers. You will practice and develop your writing craft through various writing activities both at home and in class.
During weeks 7-10 you will divide into departmental groups during which classes will be led by departmental lecturers. These department-led sessions consolidate the earlier weeks' content and apply it to discipline-specific contexts. You will practice the essential communication skills for your research discipline and further develop your research topics.
Week 1: Writing as a Researcher
Week 2: Developing a Research Question
Week 3: Crafting a Literature Review
Week 4: Academic Writing: Style and Craft I
Week 5: Academic Writing: Style and Craft II
Week 6: Abstracts and Presenting Research
Week 7-10: Discipline-led Weeks (class times may be different)
Week 11: Feedback, Editing and Peer Review
Week 12: Student Peer Review Sessions
Week 13: Research Planning (Preparation for Year 2)
Please see the FOAR7001 iLearn site for a more detailed weekly schedule.