Course Title: Prepare reports

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: ENVI5051C

Course Title: Prepare reports

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5161 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Contact : Geraldine Walton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4932

Course Contact Email:geraldine.walton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of preparing
comprehensive reports for a rural, horticultural or land management
setting. It requires the ability to research material., evaluate information,
produce a document, and deliver an oral presentation. Preparing reports
requires knowledge of information and research sources, report structure
and presentation, and public presentation techniques and approaches.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

RTC5914A Prepare reports


Learning Outcomes


The ability to:

• Research material.

• Evaluate information.

• Produce a document.

• Deliver an oral presentation.


Details of Learning Activities

Classroom teaching

Report writing

Library activities

research reports

oralpresentations


Teaching Schedule

WeekDate2 hours
1 8/10 Feb
  •  Introduction to course
  • Sentence structure
2 15/17 Feb
  •  Library orientation
  • Sentence structure
3 22/24/Feb
  •  Paraphrasing & summarising
  • Referencing
4 1/3 Mar
  •  Paragraph structure
5 8/10 Mar
  •  CAMP (No class)
6 15/17 Mar
  •  Paragraph structure
7 22/24 Mar
  •  Writing a short report
8 29/31 Mar
  •  Writing a long report
  • Graphics in a report
9 5/7 April
  •  Research & evaluate information for a written report
  • Prepare report
10 12/14 April
  • Self-directed learning:
    - Research & evaluate information for report
    - Prepare report
11 19/21 April
  •  Self-directed learning:
    - Research & evaluate information for report
    - Prepare report
  26/28 April EASTER (No class)
12 3/5 May
  •  Speaking in public
13 10/12 May
  •  Writing report/Oral presentation
14 17/19 May
  •  Writing report/Oral presentation
15 24/26 May
  •  Writing report/Oral presentation
16 31 May/2 June * Oral presentation
17 7/9 June * Oral presentation
18 14/16 June *Complete and submit long report


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment  for this course includes:                 

 In-class Worksheets

Written Report

Oral Presentation


Assessment Tasks

Assessment:

1.   In-class worksheets     -   issued weekly    -   Due Week 17    -   Hurdle

2.   Written Report               -   issued Week 7    -   Due Week 17    -    60% of final grade

3.   Oral Presentation         -   issued Week 12   -  Due Weeks 15/16   -   40% of final grade

N.B. Passes must be obtained in each of the assessment tasks in order to pass this course.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 

Nominal Hours: 60

Comprised of:

                         Lectures: 30 hours

                        Self-directed learning: 10 hours

                        Major report: 20 hours

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