LIT226 - Researching & Reporting

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Last revision date 2017-11-28 16:22:34.196
Last review date 2017-11-28 16:22:34.198


Subject Title
Researching & Reporting

Subject Description
In this 42-hour online course communication skills are developed through hands-on application. Students can choose examples related to their careers. Participants define a problem, collect research using print sources, the Internet, interviews and questionnaires, and present their findings in reports.

Credit Status
This is a credit course offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify potential researching and reporting situations.
  2. Conduct focused primary and secondary research.
  3. Analyze primary and secondary data.
  4. Produce a referenced report using the appropriate professional format.
  5. Deliver an effective oral report.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Topic Outline

  1. Conduct Research effectively.
  2. Analyze and organize data.
  3. Present a Report of the research data in a professional manner.

Mode of Instruction
This course is offered in a distant learning format.

Prescribed Texts
Online manual

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
Computer & Internet access

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, neat, documents. Keyed material should be correctly formatted and grammatically correct as a result of accurate proof reading, proper spelling and punctuation.

In recognition of the significance of proper language skills in the workforce, marks are deducted for language errors on all tests, assignments and exams and a student can be failed on the basis of language errors alone (i.e. spelling, grammar, word usage, sentence and paragraph structure, etc.)

The final exam must be written at the Test Centre of the College at which you registered. If you are unable to do so, please make alternative arrangements through the College at which you registered.

Absenteeism and Tests

  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Some of the progress tests and quizzes may not be announced in advance and details of the assignment requirements may be explained in class.
  • There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests you miss.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor within one week. If your reason is accepted, the weighting of that test will be added to that of the final exam. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam

Students must pass the final examination as well as obtain a passing grade on the combined assignments and tests (term work) to receive a passing grade for the subject.


Grading is based on the following grading scheme:

Assignments: 70%
Activities: 25%
Presentation(s): 5%

All Academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to, policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Approved by: Sandra Noble