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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Foundation in Natural and Built Environment (FNBE)
English 1 [ENGL0105]
Assignment: Essay Question
Assignment Individual work.
As per stated in the module
Due on 2nd May 2014 (until 9pm – to be submitted on Edmodo)
(Drafts of assignment to be shown on 29th April 2014)
INTRODUCTIONThis assignment evaluates academic writing skills for a basic 5-paragraph expository or argumentative essay. It also evaluates the student’s ability to research information to support the arguments proposed in the essay, to cite the sources of information and also to provide a list of references.
Referencing:All persons, books and other sources of information are to be referenced in accordance with the APA Style.
OBJECTIVES OF ESSAY WRITINGThe objectives of this project are as follows:
1. Provide practice in basic 5-paragraph essay writing. 2. Provide instructions in basic referencing skills. 3. Provide basic analytical skills for contemporary essays and reading texts.
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS REPORT
The learning outcomes of this assignment are:
1. Write a well-developed and well-organised 5-paragraph process writing essay2. Apply the right processes for this kind of expository writing
3. Analyse contemporary essays and reading texts critically.
TASKS – METHODOLOGY
Your tasks are as follows:
Identify the steps involved in producing an attractive sketch. Then, write a process essay to describe this process.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT1. The word limit for this assignment is 600 to 800 words only.
2. You must research the topic that you choose and write an essay that is informed by authority.
3. Submissions after May 2nd, 2014 will not be entertained.4. The essay must be typed on A4 paper using font style ARIAL point size 12 with double
spacing. 5. Your essay must be submitted with the following:
i. pre-writing (draft of your essay)ii. cover page (follow the attached format)
ASSESSMENT CRITERIAThe assessment for this assignment will be based on: Your demonstrated understanding of the brief. The content of the write-up—strength of central idea and relevance to the question. Clear and coherent organization of ideas and argument. Ability to use scholarly references to support arguments and ideas. Grammar and mechanics.
Descriptors Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 TotalPercentage 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80% & above MarksPrewriting - 10(per paragraph)
3 supportingdetails or
Good and sequentially
details or examples
detail or example
details or examples
Unity – 10(Structure)Intro/SupportingParagraphs/ Conclusion
Essay is not assigned with the topic with general introduction and conclusion
2 main ideas provided with general supporting ideas with general introduction and conclusion.
3 main ideas provided but they are loosely connected. Introduction with a thesis statement and a general conclusion.
Provided a thesis statement with 3 topic sentences but each paragraph contains 2 or less specific details. No recommendation for the conclusion.
Well developed introduction with a thesis statement, 3 topic sentences and 3 specific details for each paragraphs and has recommendations for the conclusion.
Support – 30 Provides general ideas with one specific detail.
Provides two specific details.
Logical progression in ideas. 3-4specific details included.
Logical progression in ideas. 5-7 specific details included.
Ideas are clear and logical. Provides 8 or more specific details with resource information.
Coherence – 30 Essays show little development or relationship among ideas.
Uses 2 or less transitional words or other word connectors. Lack of logical progression.
Uses 3 word connectors. Sequence of idea is evident.
Uses 4 word connectors. Logical progression of ideas.
Shows an in-depth understanding of topic and provides independent thought.
Sentence skills 20
Compose simple and monotonous sentences. Serious errors in choice of words and mechanics.
Compose simple sentences with numerous errors in mechanics. Appropriate choice of words.
Compound sentences with fewer errors in mechanics.Ability to use precise choice of words.
Complex sentence structure and consistent use of mechanics.
Free from errors in sentence structure, choice of words and grammar.
SUGGESTED REFERENCES1. Langan, J. (2008). College Writing Skills with Readings. (7th Ed.)New York: McGraw Hill.
2. Terry, M. & Wilson, J. (n.d.) Focus on Academic Skills for IELTS. Longman.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
STUDENT ID NO:
ENGLISH 1 (ELG 30505)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: PROCESS ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 2ND MAY 2014