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Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  North American Literature 1
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Supervised projects A1 A2 A6 A9 A10 A14 A15 B1 B3 B4 C2 Two essays requiring an original and critical analysis of selected texts. Essay topic will be chosen either from a set list of questions or in consultation with me. If necessary, the student will be asked to revise his/her essay in order to improve his/her mark. The first essay (750-1000 words) will be worth 20% of your final grade, while the 2nd essay (1250-1500 words) will be worth 30%. They must be handed in at set times to be announced during the course.

One take-home exam to be returned the same day it is handed out, halfway through the course. It will consist of an essay question. This exercise is worth 10% of your final mark.

Depth and originality of analysis, as well as consistency and coherence of argumentation, are required. An appropriate level of English is essential. No work will be accepted after the set hand-in date which will be the last day of class.
Document analysis A1 A2 A3 A6 A9 A10 A14 A15 A16 A17 A18 A19 A final exam covering all course work. This will be 30% of your final grade. The exam consists of two short essay questions in which students will be required to analyze selected primary texts on the basis of set topics. Close reading of the texts is essential. 30
Directed discussion A6 A10 B4 B5 B7 B8 B10 C2 C4 Class participation in discussion of texts with short written exercises in response to set readings, both primary and secondary. Short class activities of this sort will be set virtually every week. All exercises and activities, as well as class participation, will be graded and will form part cumulatively of the 10% awarded in total for this part of your course work. Voluntary oral presentations will be included within this percentage as an improvement of your final marks. 10
Assessment comments

All graded work must score at least 4/10. You must do at least 50% of the work required to be eligible for a final grade. You will be considered as eligible for grading if you have done at least 50% of the required work. Those students who do not score at least 50% will have to sit for the July exam period.

July exam period:

Final marks will be awarded on the basis of two exercises, each worth 50%:

1. Final exam

2. Essay (1250 words minimum)

Students that have been granted leave of absence will be graded according to the requirements for the July exam period (50% final exam and 50% essay).

Students that sit for the December exam period will be assessed according to the requirements of the July exam period.

may be tested through Turnitin in order to detect wrong citations, plagiarism
or any other type of fraud. Should this occur, the rules for plagiarism will be
applied. (Normas
de avaliación, revisión e reclamación das cualificacións dos estudos de grao e
mestrado universitario). Turnitin recognises papers
previously turned in by other people (or the student him/herself) at this
university or other universities, as well as other material found on Internet

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