This module focuses upon the essay as a crucial practice and a form that is literary.

Module Overview

The essay is fundamental to criticism that is literary and basic to assessment across your degree. Nevertheless the essay can be a literary and popular-cultural genre in a unique right, a form that marks the invention regarding the individual together with compulsion to, as Virginia Woolf puts it, During the course of this module, you may both hone your own skills as literary writers writing about and think about the historical and thematic proportions regarding the essay as an application. You can expect to explore the eccentricities and paradoxes of essay-writing across history, through culture, from its origins in the century that is sixteenth popular journalism andin our personal time. In doing this, you can expect to look closely at choices of writing style, rhetoric, evidence, and that are fundamental to succeeding in and enjoying our discipline, and also to our act as critical readers and individual writers.

Module Details

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aims with this module are to: • develop your own personal writing and enjoyment of writing; • assess various strategies for constructing arguments; • locate and evaluate primary and research material that is secondary.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding and knowledge

Having successfully completed this module, it is possible to show knowledge and understanding of:

  • Better develop your thoughts through the writing process;
  • Appreciate different contexts and purposes for writing
  • Use independent and self-reflective judgement that is critical

The module will introduce students to principles of rhetoric, composition and discourse because they relate solely to their own writing and to reading literary texts. It’s going to engage with a range of texts, including classical and historical texts on rhetoric, historical and contemporary essays.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module weekly allocation of two teaching that is one-hour will likely to be used flexibly for lectures, seminar and small group discussions. A range of formative and writing that is summative will likely to be used, with some micro-writing exercises and peer assessment exercises taking place in class times. A Learning is included by this module Support Hour. It is a flexible weekly contact hour, designed to support and respond to the specific cohort using the module from year to year. This hour should include (but not be limited to) activities such as for example language, theory and research skills classes; group work supervisions; assignment preparation and essay writing guidance; assignment consultations; feedback and feed-forward sessions.

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the expense of essential textbooks, and of producing essays that are such assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are expected to fulfil the academic requirements for every single programme of study.

As well as this, students registered with this module typically also have to pay money for:

Books and Stationery equipment
Academic Support


Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are scheduled for the South County Center in Great Barrington; those sessions marked with two asterisks (**) shall be held at McCann Tech in North Adams. All other sessions will likely be held on BCC’s Main Campus into the Center that is testing K-213.

College Level Reading and Writing:

A 2.7 cumulative High School GPA will place the student in college level reading and writing, and that student will not require the Accuplacer for Reading and Writing.

Any GPA below 2.7 will still need the Accuplacer for Reading and Writing.

Students are strongly encouraged which will make a scheduled appointment for the earliest session that they are able to attend. Practicing before you come to use the Accuplacer is a idea that is good.

have the FREE Accuplacer study app!

After registering, check to verify that you begin to see the words Next Generation Practice tests towards the top of the screen. If not, click the noticeable change version arrow. Reviewing the Reading Comprehension therefore the math subtests may be useful before making your appointment to check. Even though the Study App will not preview the WritePlacer portion of the test, you will end up necessary to write an essay as part of the assessment.

How exactly to Register

To register, please call 413-236-1655 or email the Assessment & Testing Center at

Us, please provide your full name, date of birth, and telephone number if you choose to email. Please write to us if the Accuplacer has been taken by you previously.

Notice: Students are required to bring an image ID for their test session. Those without a picture ID must call in advance of their test session to prepare an substitute that is acceptable.

Accuplacer® Available Test Dates & Times

The Accuplacer tests have already been updated to raised measure the skills incoming college students need certainly to succeed.


So that you can schedule an appointment for a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, a student must first purchase an exam voucher in the CLEP website. Double-check that you will be seeking the exam that is correct to making your payment. Once you save its number to your admission tickets, call the Assessment & Testing Center at 413-236-1655 in order to make your appointment for one associated with the dates listed below.

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