This course provides a forum for students to reflect on and critique their writing and arguments as they work towards the completion of their research thesis. Coursework will be framed around the enrolled students' individual honours projects, and course meetings will be focussed on developing effective strategies for communicating archaeological results, including through intensive workshopping of thesis chapters in progress.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Present logical, structured and supported arguments both
orally and in writing;
- Understand how to present data effectively in text,
tables and figures;
- Communicate effectively with peers and colleagues about
sophisticated archaeological concepts in seminar and presentation contexts;
- Provide and respond to peer-reviews of draft texts.
Presentation (with 2 page summary) concerning preliminary results of honours thesis: 30 minutes 1000 words 30% (LO 1, 2, 3)
Book Review of an academic text focusing on the effective use of figures and tables: 1500 words 20% (LO 1, 2)
Organisation of seminar session focused on work-shopping a peer's draft thesis chapter plus one page summary of discussion and constructive criticism: 500 words 20% (LO 1, 3, 4)
Written peer-review and proofreading of the same peer's draft thesis chapter: 1000 words 20% (LO 1, 4)
Participation in seminar discussion: 10% (LO 3, 4)
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2 hours of seminars per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 8 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsConnah, G. 2010. Writing about archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Completion of a cognate major
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3465||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|