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To increase the use of linking words in writing. To practise using some of these devices
To raise awareness of active note taking To help students to ask questions about they have read
To give the participants an opportunity to have a look at the course book. To help create an online community.
An introductory activityproviding a chance for students and tutors to get to know each other.
To help prepare the students for eTMA 01 by reading about Tesco’s stakeholders and categorising them according to their power and influence.
To comment to Online Activity 2 and respond to the participants contributions. Tutor Generic Feedback on Online Activity 2 and 3
To analyse a business case study using a SWOT anlysis and to give and receive feedback. Tutor generic feedback
To help to prepare for eTMA03 by reading and summarising the texts required for the task. Also, to give an opportunity to exchange views on the sources read. Tutor generic feedback
To obtain and receive feedback on outline produced for previous activity. To make changes in light of the feedback. Tutor generic feedback
To give students further practice in referencing. To refer students to Internet sites to help them with referencing.
To develop a range of academic and workplace language for writing about workplace problems. To communicate effectively in writing in a range of workplace genres.
To apply a critical perspective language To identify some of the strengths and needs in communication skills development and identify opportunities to address these. To develop appropriate language to analyse work-related situations. Tutor generic feedback
To make the participants consider the validity of the documents accessed on the Internet. To raise awareness of documents published on the Internet.
Communicating in OU Live, identifying the key concepts in a text, forming noun groups, paraphrasing,writing in paragraphs. Resources: PPT presentation + tutor notes, WBD whiteboards for online tutorials, Tutor notes for online tutorials, Student friendly PPT to be shared with students.
Producing a SWOT table, organising a SWOT analysis, writing a list of recommendations, reflecting on your writing experience. Resources: PPT presentation + tutor notes WBD whiteboards for online tutorials Tutor notes for online tutorials Student friendly PPT to share with students
Preparing an assignment, outlining an essay, avoiding plagiarism, writing end-of-text references. Resources: PPT presentation + tutor notes, PPT presentation_ student friendly version WBD whiteboards for use in online tutorials Tutor notes for online tutorials
Writing reports, preparing for TMA 4, making effective use of visuals, link ideas in a report paragraph,understanding and using the PESTLE business model, using headings. Resources: PPT presentation + tutor notes, WBD whiteboard for online tutorial, tutor notes for online tutorial, student friendly PPT to share with students.