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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Writing Academic Publications
Module Code HR600
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Lisa Van Der Werff
Semester 2: Lisa Van Der Werff
Autumn: Lisa Van Der Werff
Module TeachersLisa Van Der Werff
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module is aimed at students who have collected and begun analysing data for their PhD and are ready to write a paper for publication in an academic journal. In advance of enrolling in this module, students should have completed GS608BS Strategies for Academic Writing and either MT610 Qualitative Research Methods or MT611Quantitative Research Methods. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the academic publication process from paper preparation to peer review and revise and resubmit. It also aims to scaffold the paper writing process for students with the end goal of producing a paper in a publishable format. The module assumes students are familiar with standards for research methods and data collection in their discipline.

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the stages of the academic publication process
2. Write and communicate research in a format suitable for academic publication
3. Critically assess and provide feedback on peer writing
4. Revise and adapt own writing in response to peer feedback
5. Submit a paper to an appropriate academic journal

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture248 x 3 hr monthly workshops
Independent Study24Pre-workshop Reading
Fieldwork25Providing pre workshop peer review
Independent Study52Writing & Rewriting
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

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Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activityTo complete the module students must submit their paper to a journal and upload the submission receipt on LOOP80%n/a
ParticipationStudents must provide peer feedback on writing of other students in the class and discuss this feedback during class time20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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