UCL Earth Sciences

GEOL3011: Geosciences Report






GEOL3011: Geosciences Report

This course requires the students to research the literature and write a 5000 word report in the style of a scientific paper.  Skills acquired in this module are useful both for those going on to undertake the fourth year research project, and for employment where such writing skills are required.

AIMS

To complete, with initial guidance and reasonable supervision, a critical literature review.  This will be presented in the form of a short dissertation, of about 5000 words length, in the style of a scientific paper.

OUTCOMES

  • To complete, with initial guidance and reasonable supervision, a critical literature review.
  • To present a short dissertation, of about 5000 words length, in the style of a scientific paper.

CONTENT

The subject area of the Geoscience Report should be relevant to the individual student's degree programme. Students should discuss potential topics with an appropriate member of staff willing to oversee your progress, i.e help you start off and read a draft towards the end.

Guidance will be given by the Module Organiser.

Title Geosciences Report
UG Code GEOL3011
Coordinator Dr Dominic Papineau
Other Contributors Any Supervisor
Term Can be taken in either Term 1 or Term 2
Credit 0.5 CU
Written Exam  
Coursework 100%
Pre-Requisites None
Maths & Stats Content and Requirement  
Total Number of Hours of Student Work 188 hours
Hours of Lectures/Seminars 0
Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes 0
Hours of Tutorials 0
Days of Fieldwork 0
Other None
Annual Monitoring download pdf
Categorizing Student Performance Levels download pdf
Moodle page Moodle page
Definitions Excellent performance (1st) Typical performance (2,1 - 2,2) Threshold performance (Pass)
Intellectual skills - knowledge and understanding The student should show evidence of considerable independence and initiative in the planning of the review and demonstrate a high level of understanding of the topic.

The student should show evidence of independence and some initiative in the planning of the review and demonstrate their understanding of the topic. 

The student has been largely prompted and led by the supervisor.
Practical skills Evidence of considerable independence and initiative in literature research, beyond the instructions provided by the supervisor(s).  Evidence of independence and initiative in literature research, with support from the supervisor(s).  The student has been largely prompted and led by the supervisor(s)
Communication skills Excellent structure, clearly expressed, with an abstract and a relevant and extensive reference list Adequate structure, clearly expressed with a relevant reference list  Form of submission largely supported by supervisor  
Numeracy and C & IT skills   Excellent presentation in word, with incorporation of relevant diagrams  Fair presentation, with relevant diagrams  Adequate presentation, largely supported by supervisor