Weekly outline

  • Course Home Page for RESE-1031

    Welcome to Thematic Independent Studies! (TIS), which meets bi-weekly during each term. Meet your TIS Supervisors (Tutors):

    nola

    Nola Stair
    (Course Leader)
    Anne-Marie Coles Idil Ersoy  

    Mike Babula

     Archana Karki  
    Athina Piterou Deb Sircar Leroy Iguma

    Najmal Hasan

    Hantang Qi 

    Amanda Zhang 

    If you have any general questions related to this course for which you require a formal response from Nola Stair (TIS Course Leader), please post it in the discussion board area: Q & A - Course Leader . However, please allow at least 24-48 hours for a response. Messages posted over the weekend will not be read until Monday.

  • 28 September - 4 October

    No Lecture or Tutorial

    Begin preparing by reviewing the Course Guide (see Electronic Copy above) and Tutorial Handbook (Hard Copy will be distributed during the 1st tutorial). Also, listen to the audio-narrated presentation "Introduction to TIS" below for an overview of expectations.

  • 5 October - 11 October

    Thematic Independent Studies (TIS) begins this week (on Monday, Sept 29). Please attend the tutorial that you selected in the Timetable Selection - there are NO lectures for this course. There are only 5 tutorial sessions during Term 1, so it is important that you attend each tutorial and understand the expectations required for meeting with your TIS supervisor.

    A mind-map is a graphic representation of ideas (usually generated by brainstorming ). It shows the ideas which are generated around a central theme and how they are interlinked. It is a tool primarily used for stimulating thought.

    Milestone: Create your own mind map for Essay 1 by using Bubbl.us. Then, print and bring it to the next TIS tutorial so that you can discuss it with your supervisor.

  • 12 October - 18 October

    No Lecture or Tutorial

    • 19 October - 25 October

      Starting Your Literature Review Search

      The Greenwich University library has access to a range of electronic databases. Begin with:

      • Business Source Premier,
      • Emerald, and
      • Swetswise

      These databases will help you to investigate what has been published about your topic. Be sure to ask the Business School Librarians for other relevant databases about your specific research topic and question. You should also keep track of your key words used on a research log.

      Click "The Undergraduate Research Project Guide" for a variety of useful resources, view short video clips about developing a literature review and learn how to narrow down your search.

       

    • 26 October - 1 November

      No Lecture or Tutorial - however, use your time wisely and review sample TIS essays from former students in the folder below!

    • 2 November - 8 November

      Organizing Your Literature Review - Once you've started reading journal articles about your topic, you will begin noticingi common themes within the, such as definitions, theories, case studies, agreements and even disagreemnts.  Then, you will need to select THREE specific themes to further develop your first essay. The required structure of each essay is provided in the TIS PowerPoint slides.

      Listen to Xiaoyue Lu, 202 UoG Business student, as she talks about her experience with developing her TIS essay. (Note: This video clip is in Chinese)

      There is a room change for this week only.  Most TIS tutorials will meet in Computer Lab (QA 274) instead of the regular room - **see exceptions below**. (This appears on your timetable as ITLAB for week 7).  This is a vital session as this workshop will assist you with searching for journal articles. Bring your research logs to discuss with your TIS supervisor.

      Any Exceptions will be noted below: 

    • 9 November - 15 November

      No Lecture or Tutorial - - however, use your time wisely and review your Harvard Referencing skills with the online tutorial (see link on right hand side) or the PowerPoint slides below.

    • 16 November - 22 November

      Bring your TIS Proposal Form (use MS Word template in Tutorial Handbook) and research logs so that you can discuss how to begin outling your essay with your TIS supervisor at the designated location.

      Academic Writing

      In 1956, Bloom developed a classification of levels of intellectual behaviour which is considered important in learning.

      Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level (Knowledge), through increasingly more complex and abstract levels, to the highest level which is classified as Evaluation.

      When writing Essay 1, you should aim beyond the lowest level of Bloom's Taxonomy and toward Understand and Application. This is explained in more detail within this week's handout. Print and bring it to tutorial!

    • 23 November - 29 November

      No Lecture or Tutorial
      • 30 November - 6 December

        IMPORTANT:  Your 1st coursework is due December 3 by 3pm 

        Your tutor will make sure that you understand how to submit it electronically in the Portal and VLE/Moodle.  Be sure to bring a DRAFT of your essay to discuss with your TIS supervisor/personal tutor during tutorial in order to finalize your essay! 

        Writing Essay 1 (Literature Review about Your Topic)

        Remember "The Undergraduate Research Project Guide"? See link above on the right hand side of the RESE 1031 Moodle course.  Click Doing a Literature Review for additional guidance and suggestions about developing Essay 1.  (This is the image pictured below) 

        Review the previous PPT mini-lecture slides for the required structure and tips for writing your introduction/conclusion.  Be sure to use transitions in between your themes that will demonstrate a smooth flow within your essay.  After finishing your essay, you will probably need to edit your introduction to make sure that it fully explains the intention of your essay.

        • 7 December - 13 December

          No Lecture or Tutorial
          • 14 December - 20 December

            Please attend your TIS tutorial this week as your supervisor will begin preparing you for Term 2:

            • Reflective Report - Your Future and the Passport
              • Course Handbook - see pages 26 and 27
              • Tutorial Handbook - see pages 5 and 6
              • Passport Moodle Site
            • Essay 2 - Getting Ready
            • The Viva Process - After Essay 1 or Essay 2

            • 21 December - 27 December

               

              • 28 December - 3 January

                No tutorial or lecture!

                • 4 January - 10 January

                  • 11 January - 17 January

                    No tutorial or lecture!

                    • 18 January - 24 January

                      No tutorial or lecture!

                      • 25 January - 31 January

                         Thematic Independent Studies (TIS) resumes this week (on Monday, January 20). Please continue attending the same tutorial  - there are NO lectures for this course and only 5 tutorial sessions during Term 2, so it is important that you attend each tutorial and understand the expectations required for meeting with your TIS supervisor/personal tutor.

                        Essay 2 involves developing an argument about your original topic in Essay 1 - You should NOT change topics for Essay 2, but begin to think more critically about your topic.  Click "The Undergraduate Research Project Guide" and review the section on Critical Thinking & Evalution for suggestions about comparing/contrasting, agreeing/defending a point of view, highlighting strengths/weaknesses, etc.

                      • 1 February - 7 February

                        No tutorial or lecture; however, the January Viva schedule has been posted below with those students who were selected to attend and discuss their 1st essay. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for your viva as missed vivas will not be re-scheduled. Most vivas will be held in QA 308, unless noted otherwise.

                        If your name does not appear, then you will be selected for the late April Viva (dates/times TBA).

                      • 8 February - 14 February

                        There is a room change for this week only.  Most TIS tutorials will meet in Computer Labs (QA 274, D245 pr QM 446) instead of the regular room  (This should appear on your timetable as ITLAB for week 21 - Please check your timetable before attending your tutorial). 

                        Academic Writing & Bloom’s Taxonomy

                        In 1956, Bloom developed a classification of levels of intellectual behaviour which is considered important in learning.

                        Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level (Knowledge), through increasingly more complex and abstract levels, to the highest level which is classified as Evaluation.

                        When writing Essay 2, you should aim toward the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy - Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. This is explained in more detail within this week's tutorial slides.

                         
                      • 15 February - 21 February

                        No tutorial or lecture

                        • 22 February - 28 February

                          Developing Arguments with Secondary Data / Continuing Your Literature Search

                          Continue using the online electronic databases (e.g., Business Source Premier, Emerald, and Swetswise) to locate more journal articles about your topic and find secondary data (e.g., charts, tables). Be sure to ask the Business School Librarians for other relevant databases about your  specific research topic and question. Also, when seeking secondary data about your topic, check out:

                          • Mintel provides industry, product, and company data in leisure, consumer goods, beauty, retail, financial services, sales promotion and social trends.
                          • Passport (Euromonitor) provides market information on a global range of industries, products and services.
                        • 29 February - 6 March

                          No tutorial or lecture

                          • 7 March - 13 March

                            Bring your outlines and draft introductions so that you can discuss with your TIS supervisor at the designated location.

                          • 14 March - 20 March

                            No tutorial or lecture

                            • 21 March - 27 March

                              IMPORTANT:  Essay 2 is due March 25 by 3pm!  Your tutor will make sure that you understand how to submit it electronically in the Portal and VLE/Moodle.

                              Bring a DRAFT of Essay 2 to discuss with your TIS supervisor/personal tutor to finalize your submission. Please review the Essay 2 marking criteria on page 13 of the RESE 1031 course guide to understand how your essay will be marked.  All Essay 2s will be second marked by another TIS supervisor; therefore results will not be available until April 26.

                              • 28 March - 3 April

                                No tutorial or lecture - However, you might consider sending drafts of your Reflective Report to your TIS supervisor

                                IMPORTANT:  Your Reflective Report is due April 1 by 3pm!  Your tutor will make sure that you understand how to submit it electronically in the Portal and VLE/Moodle.

                                Details about writing your reflective report are provided on pg 14 of the TIS RESE 1031 course guide and the specific structure is provided on the page 31 of your TIS Tutorial handbook.  The format for the Reflective Report has changed from previous years and now includes reflections about your employability.  However, the following examples below can be reviewed for the 1st part of your reflection - please DO NOT follow the same format for your submission !!

                              • 4 April - 10 April

                                IMPORTANT:  Your Reflective Report is due April 1 by 3pm!

                                This is the LAST TIS tutorial of Term 2.  Please attend so that your TIS Supervisor/Personal Tutor can award any GEP prizes that you have obtained. Also, he/she can provide tips for upcoming exams, review your CV and discuss what happens after exams (i.e, PABs and Graduation). 

                                Also, listen to Elena Moreno, Careers Co-ordinator (Greenwich Campus) as she provides an audio narrated tour of GET website to enhance your employability!

                                Or are you thinking about Graduate School? Below is an excellent example of what you could write about yourself.

                                IMPORTANT - If you haven't had your viva yet, continue scrolling down to see when the last vivas will be held.

                              • 11 April - 17 April

                                • 18 April - 24 April

                                  • 25 April - 1 May

                                    • 2 May - 8 May