Lecture

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Excelling at critical analysis: a 3-stage method with an image
The aim of this activity is to clarify the difference between descriptive and analytical writing and emphasise the importance of research-based argument. Participants engage in an interactive 3-stage exercise that interrogates a (visual) text in order to generate a piece of academic writing.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, Powerpoint file, PDF file
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Videos to develop dissertation writing
Discuss the requirements of each dissertation chapter Apply the advice to your own dissertation
Activity time: Videos from 13-22 minutes each, but further time needed to complete activities
Types of media: Powerpoint file, PDF file, Video
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The CDE Presentation Model
The session is designed to simplify presentation making by dividing it into three elements that need to be considered when preparing: content (what to deliver), delivery (how to deliver it) and engagement (how to engage the audience). By the end of the session, students gain confidence in their ability to present effectively and have a better idea regarding how to share their knowledge in a way that will resonate with their audience.
Activity time: 1-2 hours
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, Powerpoint file
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The Three Domains of Critical Reading
The Three Domains of Critical Reading
Activity time: Depends - could be 10 mins to 1 hour
Types of media: Powerpoint file, Word document
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Critical Thinking Card Game
• Identify what critical thinking is • Apply critical thinking • Recall questions to ask of source material to aid critical thinking, reading and writing • Interpret and analyse subject information
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive learning object
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Source Top Trumps
• Identify good academic sources • Describe pros and cons of different reading materials • Create improved reference lists / in-text citations
Activity time: 15 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Interactive learning object
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Reference Properly-Part One: Citations
To learn what information should be included in a citation. To understand the importance of referencing as a tool to avoid plagiarism.
Activity time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Powerpoint file, Word document
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