Postgraduate Student Handbook 2019-20   (III-1)

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE

 

Course List

 

 

 

 

Code

Course Title

Unit

ELTU5501

Postgraduate Presentation Skills

3

 

 

Course Description

 

ELTU5501

Postgraduate Presentation Skills

This course is designed for postgraduate students who want to upgrade their spoken English and presentation skills for academic purposes. Specifically, it focuses on developing effective communication skills for tutorials, proposals/protocols, seminars, conferences and oral defence. Students will be introduced to key concepts and strategies, such as audience-awareness, the power of summary, vocal advantage, and effective delivery of well-organized content materials using visual aids. Coursework consists of oral presentations and discussion of a wide variety of academic output.

 

Grade Descriptors

 

Grade A / Excellent : Outstanding performance on ALL learning outcomes.

Demonstrates the ability to synthesize and apply the principles or skills learned in the course in a manner that would surpass the normal expectations at this level and typical of standards that may be common at higher levels of study. The ‘A’ grade should be reserved for truly excellent work that exceeds the level expected for the majority of students.

 

Grade A- / Very Good : Generally outstanding performance on all or almost all learning outcomes.

Demonstrates the ability to synthesize and apply the principles or skills learned in the course in a manner that would fully fulfill the normal expectations at this level and occasionally reaches standards that may be common at higher levels of study.

 

Grade B / Good : Substantial performance on all learning outcomes, OR high performance on some learning outcomes which compensates for slightly less satisfactory performance on others, resulting in overall substantial performance.

Demonstrates the ability to apply the principles or skills learned in the course in a comprehensive manner that would sufficiently fulfill the normal expectations at this level.

 

Grade C / Fair : Satisfactory performance on the majority of learning outcomes.

Demonstrates the ability to partially apply the principles or skills learned in the course in a manner that would meet the basic requirement at this level.

 

Grade D / Pass : Barely satisfactory performance on a number of learning outcomes.

Addresses the task inadequately by meeting the basic requirement at this level only in some areas while responding minimally with possibly tangential content in others.

 

Grade F / Failure : Unsatisfactory performance on a number of learning outcomes, OR failure to meet specified assessment requirements.

Fails to address the task and likely does not understand what the task requires. In other words, the work completely misses the point.