ENSLA202-19B (HAM)

Academic Oral Strategies

15 Points

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: lissa.smith@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper is designed to provide students enrolled in any School of Studies with the ability to discuss and question academic texts with a view to participating in seminar and tutorial presentations. Students practise intensive reading and enquiry of academic texts with a view to understanding academic written work, learning to voice opinions, question views and engage those around them in discussions designed to raise awareness in academic settings. Students also undertake the design and development of supporting materials for tutorials and seminars to aid themselves and others in the learning experience.
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Paper Structure

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There are two lectures per week on campus. Students are expected to attend both lectures. The paper is supported on-line via its Moodle page, and Panopto recordings of lectures are also available.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Competently:
    • read texts of a general academic nature,
    • recognise main points, extract relevant information and make useful notes from academic texts,
    • recognise a writer’s attitude and interpret a writer’s intention,
    • paraphrase and summarise information from academic texts,
    • work in co­operative groups for the production of oral presentations,
    • orally present materials suitable for academic situations such as tutorials and seminars,
    • be proficient in processing information effectively, including recognition of contextual indicators that contribute to messages conveyed.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessments include individual pieces of written work and group and individual oral presentations completed throughout the course. Full and complete details of all assessments will be available via Moodle throughout the semester.


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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Personal Reflections x 5
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Reading Research Record Assignments x 3
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Group/Pair Mini Lecture 1
31 Jul 2019
2:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Group/Pair Mini Lecture 2
4 Sep 2019
2:00 PM
20
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Group/Pair Mini Lecture 3
25 Sep 2019
2:00 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
6. Individual Mini Lecture
16 Oct 2019
10:00 AM
25
  • Presentation: In Class
7. Feedback on Mini Lectures x 3
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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A set of paper materials has been prepared and must be purchased for success in, and completion of, the paper. These materials are available from Waikato Print.

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Recommended Readings

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Note: Students are expected to bring an English dictionary/thesaurus to each lecture/tutorial.

Other Text Resources:

Any other text resources needed for the paper will be available from the paper Reading List, which is accessible via Moodle.

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Other Resources

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Panopto Recordings:

Each lecture is recorded via Panopto, the University preferred recording software. The recordings are available via Moodle after each lecture and can be downloaded and watched in a number of formats, such as audio or video podcasts.

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Online Support

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All enrolled students are automatically assignment an email username and password that can be arranged on enrollment and subsequently via http://tools.its.waikato.ac.nz/newuser.html. This registration process will make available a free gmail service provided by the University.

All enrolled students in the paper are given membership in Moodle which is available at http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz.

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Workload

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This is a course that promotes listening, reading and oral skills. To achieve the most from this course, students are expected to work co­operatively and collaboratively. This means that emphasis will be put, and time set aside within the lecture, for students to work together in pairs or small groups. To work in a co­operative and collaborative manner means that students must be prepared, and are expected to exchange ideas and information with each other. This means that within the class students are able to share learning styles, ideas and difficulties, and through co­operation and collaboration receive feedback and help from others. Such work builds confidence and brings about a wider knowledge. The class is multi­cultural and so allows for a wide exchange of views and information. Students taking the course are expected to share information freely. Group presentations are expected to be an example of cooperation and collaboration. As a required part of the assessed course work, students must cooperate and collaborate with other members of the class in groups. Co­operation of this type is compulsory for this course and students are expected to contribute work and engage in discussion and debate with their group members within and outside lecture time. Participation within groups and completion of group assignments is required for successful completion of the course. As well as four hours of lectures per week, students are expected to spend upwards of 4 hours per week in their own time, completing assessments and preparing for mini lectures.

Important note for International Students:

For international students in New Zealand with student visas, regular attendance is part of the visa obligation and is checked as a requirement of the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment event/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ESLA202

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