|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Portfolio (A two-part portfolio of coursework (c. 3000 words) comprising a detailed proposal (2000 words) for a literary studies dissertation OR a research-based writing project and an annotated bibliography (1000 words excluding bibliographic entries themselves)||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Presentation (15 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A)||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Portfolio (A two-part portfolio of coursework (c. 3000 words) comprising a detailed proposal (2000 words) for a literary studies dissertation OR a research-based writing project and an annotated bibliography (1000 words excluding bibliographic entries themselves)||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation (15 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A)||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Conceive of, plan, and critically contextualise an original piece of research or creative writing.
2. Produce a detailed, annotated bibliography that demonstrates critical assessment of key research texts for each student’s project.
3. Conceive of, plan, and deliver a professional conference-style oral presentation on their project, as well as respond verbally to questions about the presentation.
4. Present critical and/or creative work to a professional academic standard.
formulate a project that is suitable for their subsequent MA Dissertation or Writing Portfolio;
create a robust and detailed project proposal;
produce a secure and realistic research timetable;
articulate the contribution to knowledge/artistic practice that their project will offer;
create an annotated bibliography of key research texts for their project;
present an aspect of their project in a professional conference-style format.
Introduction; creating & writing a project proposal; planning your research timeline
Independent directed study: defining your project area, writing your initial ideas
Individual Supervision 1 (30 minutes) – pitching your proposed project, followed by formative verbal feedback; advice on the required sections of your project proposal
Individual Supervision 2 (30 minutes) – formative written and verbal feedback on your project synopsis and research questions / and creative practice questions
Individual Supervision 3 (30 minutes) – formative written and verbal feedback on the structural breakdown of your project, your contribution to knowledge/unique selling point, and your project timetable
Digital resources and electronic media (led by subject librarian); producing annotated bibliographies
Individual Supervision 4 (30 minutes): formative written and verbal feedback on your annotated bibliography
Conference presentations: best practice in presentation and handling questions; initial planning
Individual Presentation Practice (30 minutes): formative verbal feedback on your practice oral presentation
Assessment advice; Q&A
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Written and oral communication in assessed work; oral communication in supervision sessions and seminars.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Developing written and oral skills in response to substantial formative feedback in individual supervision sessions.|
|Information Technology||Undertaking research for project planning; preparation of annotated bibliography.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Through critical self-reflection; transferrable communication and research skills.|
|Problem solving||Identifying an appropriate research/writing topic; designing a detailed research/writing plan and timetable to support this.|
|Research skills||Undertaking research for individual supervision sessions; preparation of annotated bibliography.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Ability to construct a project plan appropriate to a literary studies MA dissertation or a creative writing MA project; ability to assess relevant critical and creative sources.|
|Team work||Participation and collaboration in seminars.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7