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Module

SEL3365 : Independent Essay II (English Literature)

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Anne Whitehead
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To allow students to research and write a long essay that reflects their own particular interests and intellectual strengths.

To demonstrate an ability to plan, conceptualise, research and execute an independent piece of work.

To foster independent thinking and develop research skills and skills in critical thinking, writing and presentation.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module allows students to write an essay on a self-directed topic in English Literature. Students will have considerable choice in terms of how they decide to proceed and could choose to orientate their research towards the analysis of written texts, or film or theatre, or indeed to shape a project that is interdisciplinary in character.

They will be asked to identify their likely area of interest at the start of the semester. In this process they will be supported by the module leader and will be provided with guided learning activities designed to support them in their initial planning. They will then be assigned a supervisor and be expected to work with that supervisor over the remaining months of the module. In regular meetings, they will discuss the overall design of their essay. Further support will be delivered in guided learning activities on academic skills, independent research, approaches to argument and scholarly presentation and in a scheduled drop in/surgery at prior to the submission of the essay.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable