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EL10271: Reading & vocabulary

Further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: English Language Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enable students to raise the standard of their degree course work through reading more effectively and through expanding their vocabulary from their reading.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* read more quickly and efficiently
* understand written texts
* take notes from written texts
* use a wide range of specialist and non-specialist vocabulary
* use their newly acquired vocabulary in their writing.

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Approach new reading material with confidence.


* Prediction
* Skimming and scanning
* Reading for gist
* Improving reading speed
* Note-taking from written texts
* Understanding the writer's intention
* Understanding the meaning of a text
* Distinguishing fact from opinion
* Evaluating a text
* Understanding words in context
* Building new words from given vocabulary items
* Using new vocabulary in writing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10271 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

English Language Centre
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* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.