Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview

Description

In this unit, students learn how to construct and provide criticism. They also gain experience in reading and responding to comments on their own research, and providing feedback to their peers. Students are able to respond to feedback in a thorough and professional manner. The unit complements research units in science communication and enables students to receive additional feedback on their dissertation.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) provide useful and constructive criticism on research; (2) respond to feedback in a thorough and professional manner; (3) improve their own research and writing based on feedback from peers; (4) demonstrate increased skills in critical appraisal of their own and others' work; and (5) discuss current issues in science communication effectively with their peers.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) writing groups—students attend regular writing groups and share their work; (2) critical review—students complete an in-depth review of a peer's proposal or dissertation chapter; and (3) formal response—students prepare a formal written response to the critical review of their work. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Heather Bray
Contact hours
as arranged with unit coordinator
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.