Lifelong Study Skills

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
21 November 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module introduces students to core skills required for academic study, professional thinking and lifelong learning.

Module aims

This module aims to develop your critical thinking and academic and reflective writing skills. The module introduces the concept of personal responsibility for your own lifelong learning and its link to professional practice.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the [learner] will be able to:

Demonstrate effective use of library resources

Demonstrate effective use of relevant and appropriate evidence in academic and reflective writing

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of others work

Understand personal responsibilities for life-long study and its link to professional practice

Module information

This module is delivered one day a week throughout the autumn term. You will carry out mini tasks (e.g. library search, article appraisal, reflective statement) independently to embed the skills introduced in formal teaching.

Learning and teaching methods

Taking a developmental approach to the programme, this early module will provide opportunities for interactive learning supported by key lectures. Small group work and skills practice will form the basis of the exploratory learning nature of this module. The emphasis will be to commence your development of academic thinking and writing skills in readiness for future modules.


  • Cottrell, Stella. (2017) Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection, London: Palgrave.
  • Day, Trevor. (2018) Success in academic writing, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Greetham, Bryan. (2018) How to write better essays, London: Palgrave.
  • Williams, Kate; Woolliams, Mary; Spiro, Jane. (2012) Reflective writing, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   3,000 Word Portfolio  16/12/2019  100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Natasha Sore, email: nlsore@essex.ac.uk.
Vince Eade, Greg Cadge
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan ipladmin@essex.ac.uk - 01206 874496/4954



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 27 hours, 24 (88.9%) hours available to students:
3 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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