English for Written Communication Assignment

English for Written Communication Assignment
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OUMH1203
ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
SEPTEMBER 2013
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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS

1.This assignment contains TWO (2) questions that is set in the language of the printed module for the course.

2. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing.

3.Your assignment should be between 500 to 800 words excluding references. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer.

4. You must submit your assignment BY MAIL to fes.assignments@villacollege.edu.mv by 18:00 hrs. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference.

5.You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file.

6. Your first assignment must be submitted on 27th October and the second assignment on 10th November. Submission after 1800 hrs on this date will be accepted as LATE SUBMISSION. 10% of your assignment marks will be deducted for each delayed day.

7. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.

EVALUATION
This assignment accounts for 50 % of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme.

You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences.

PLAGIARISM : MARKS DEDUCTION

Warning: The submitted assignment will undergo a similarity check. If plagiarism is detected, marks would be deducted as follows:

Assignments with 10 – 30 % overlap with others: 20% deduction from the total marks scored. Assignments with more than 30% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given.

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION

This assignment consists of TWO parts.

PART A:

IN CLASS ASSESSMENT_ (INDIVIDUAL TASK-30%)
From the list of topics below you need to choose any THREE topics and this must be done in class during your tutorial sessions. Each of these essays carries 10% of the total marks. Each essay should be approximately 500-800 words long.

a) In many countries, old people are sent to live in old-age homes where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes governments pay for this care. Who should be responsible for our old people? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.

b) The Expectancy Theory of Motivation by Victor H. Vroom suggests that an
individual’s perceived view of an outcome will determine the level of motivation. How can this theory be applied in the Maldivian classrooms to improve the performance of secondary students?

c) Though not out of choice, the current situation requires students to join evening classes to complete their tertiary education at colleges and universities. What are the advantages and disadvantages of attending classes in the evening?

d) Co-education is the current system followed in Maldivian schools. While some think students study better in single-sex schools, others believe they need to be mixed for various reasons. In your opinion, what is the best system for the Maldivian schools? Justify your opinion with specific reasons and details.

PART B:
GROUP TASK (20%)
You need to complete these TWO tasks in groups of 3 or 4.
Work in groups of three or four people. Choose TWO of the topics given below. Write a research essay on each of your chosen topic. Your research essay carries 10% of the total marks each. Each essay must be between 500 to 800 words long. .

a) International research has found numerous benefits which apprenticeship brings for those apprentices who complete their programme. How important is a national level apprenticeship programme for the Maldivians? Write a report on this including recommendations to improve the current situation.

b) The customs and traditions of a country help to maintain its uniqueness. It is believed that many customs and traditions of the Maldivians are dying out due to globalisation. Write a report based on the impact of globalisation on the Maldivian customs and traditions.

c) The number of motor vehicles imported to the Maldives is increasing at an alarming rate. Write a report based on the potential transportation problems of Male’ in 15 years’ time, and provide suggestions to overcome them.

d) Many believe heavy exposure to TV carnage during childhood leads to imitation of what they see on TV, acceptance of violence as normal, desensitization to real people’s suffering and arousal by images on television, triggering violent responses. Write a report on how critical this issue is in the Maldives? Include recommendations to overcome this problem in the future.

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