Academic Skills for Essex Business School

The details
Student Development
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
09 April 2020


Requisites for this module
BE100, BE400



Key module for


Module description

The module provides EAP (English for Academic Purposes) language skills development and academic literacy training to help students meet the demands of second-year undergraduate studies with a particular focus on (a) the process of researching and writing academic essay-style assignments and (b) the preparation and delivery of presentations.
Students develop strategies to address and compensate for areas of weakness which may otherwise restrict academic achievement.
Tasks and source materials are tailored to suit the requirements of the students' field of study.

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module information

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Learning and teaching methods

Classes are timetabled for two, 2-hour sessions per week over a 15 week period. The course follows a syllabus which covers the key stages in essay and presentation preparation. Students are expected to take an active part in lessons and the learning process. All materials relating to the class content and module assignments are made available through a dedicated Moodle. Great emphasis is placed in this module on the importance of adopting effective strategies for long-term language and study skills development.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1 : Reading     
Coursework   Assignment 2 : Paraphrasing 1     
Coursework   Assignment 3 : Paraphrasing 2     
Coursework   Assignment 4 : Essay     
Coursework   Assignment 5 : Introduction to an oral presentation     
Coursework   Assignment 6 : Oral Presentation     

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Michel Mason, email:
Adam Wattam, Michel Mason



External examiner

Prof Joan Amanda Emery
University of Ulster
Professor of Accounting
Available via Moodle
Of 120 hours, 120 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Student Development

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