Module Title:Professional Writing and Research in the Digital Age
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 10 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture; active learning; flipped classroom; experiential learning
Module Aim: This module aims to provide a foundation in the values, principles and behaviours associated with academic writing, research and writing for different audiences.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Write academically showing respect for academic conventions and mores
LO2 Produce written work for different audiences and with the audience in mind
LO3 Demonstrate digital literacy and information skills
LO4 Manage and engage with own learning autonomously and with others
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Academic writing
Academic values; plagiarism; referencing; writing styles; essay writing for college; recognising and finding scholarly material
Writing for audiences
Audiences and their needs; pivoting your writing to accomodate audiences; different genres of writing; professional writing
Digital literacy and information technology
Online research; using the digital library; identifying scholarly material online; using and understanding anti-plagiarism software
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Academic essay 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
Written Report Report or other industry writing e.g. journalism depending on cohort 2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Lab/Lecture Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Lab/Lecture Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

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