Writing Project: "The Journal"
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe overall format of the project is that of a fictitious academic, peer reviewed journal, for which the members of a tutorial group serve both as editors and contributors. Students will select a tutorial group dedicated to a particular topic. Under the guidance of the tutors and aided by the feedback from their peers, students will write a research paper in which they explore the topic of their group, and use, refer to and compare several sources dealing with the topic. The general topic is the same for all members of a group but students may examine their own specific research question within the broader topic. During the process of researching and writing, the work of all group members will be evaluated by their peers, on the basis of criteria agreed upon by the group as relevant and fitting for their journal (in addition to a set of basic criteria given beforehand). The final papers will be bundled in the journal of that tutorial group.
Doelstellingen van dit vak•To further enhance writing and reading skills. •To do an in-depth analysis of a topic, using the knowledge (theoretical framework, factual context, overall interpretations and analyses) acquired during regular courses. •To learn how to write an academic review of a paper, and how to respond to such reviews in a professional manner. •To gain familiarity with academic journals and their mode of operation.
VoorwaardenSKI1008 Introduction to Academic Skills I, SKI1009 Introduction to Academic Skills II and PRO1010 Introducing Academic Communication: A Writing Project.
Aanbevolen literatuur•Reading lists from tutors of each tutorial group. •Independent literature research.
Please be aware that:
Towards the end of period 2 or 5 (depending on when the course is taken) students must sign up for a specific journal topic. There is a choice of several different topics that reflect the expertise of UCM academic staff (international relations, economics, law, sociology, psychology, the arts, history and philosophy). Short descriptions of each topic will be published on EleUM in due course, and the Office of Student Affairs will provide sign-up sheets.
Tutorial group meetings and possible lectures. Please note that the project spans over the four weeks of the project period and that there is a 100% attendance requirement. In addition to tutorials, groups are highly encouraged to meet without the tutor in order to ensure a unified and cohesive product (the physical journal) in the end.
A research paper (80%), a proposal (pass/fail), a critical review of another student’s work (pass/fail), and an academic journal (20%, group grade).
9 jan 2023
3 feb 2023
12 jun 2023
7 jul 2023
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Presentation(s), Lecture(s), Assignment(s), Paper(s)
Evaluatiemethoden:Final paper, Attendance, Participation, Written exam, Oral exam, Take home exam