OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 
OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT
 
OUMH1203
ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
SEMESTER SEPTEMBER 2019
 
 
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION
 
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Answer in English.

 

Number of words : 2500 – 3000 words excluding   

 

Submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file.

 

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Submission date : 4 November 2019 until 17 November 2019

 

This assignment accounts for 60% of the total marks for the course.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASSIGNMENT QUESTION
 
This assignment is intended to give you practice in academic writing.  It requires you to refer to materials / articles and include relevant ideas and quotes in your essay.  You are also required to acknowledge ideas and concepts from sources to be included in your writing.
 
TOPIC
The education inequality does exist in Malaysia. Many rural schools in this country are so isolated that the students are not aware of scholarships and grants available to them.
To what extent do you agree with this statement? Is there any gap between urban and rural schools?
Discuss the issue and give suggestions on how to help the rural school students to get the information and the aspiration to further their studies and achieve their goals. OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
TASK
For this assignment, you need to:

Prepare an outline for your essay (must be submitted with the essay).
Write an essay and discuss the following issues related to the above topic and give reasons for your suggestions / opinions.

 
Notice:
Write your own outline, essay, and avoid plagiarism. The content of the essay must be written based on the essay outline that you have prepared. Please refer to the sequenced and numbered outline format stated on page 27 (3.1 Planning to Write Essays) of the OUMH1203 module and refer to the attached sample outline format.
 
Support your discussion with evidence drawn from a review of current and related literature (2012 – 2019). Use the APA format for in – text citations and the reference list.
Refer to the assignment rubrics as a guide to achieve cohesion and coherence.
 [Total: 60 marks]
 
SAMPLE OUTLINE FORMAT
 
Title of Essay
 
Introduction
            Introduction to the topic
Thesis Statement
 

Topic Sentence 1
Supporting Detail
Example
a) Sub-example (if any)

 

Topic Sentence 2 (same structure for Topic Sentence 3 and so on)
Supporting Detail
Example
a) Sub-example (if any)

 
III.    Conclusion
The conclusion of the essay
 
 
 
 
ATTACHMENT
OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ASSIGNMENT RUBRICS
OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION / SEPTEMBER 2019

 
Criteria
 
Weight
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Unsatisfactory
Or
No response
Max Marks

4
3
2
1
0

Essay Outline
 
2.5
 
Correct and accurate format.
 
 
 
 
Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively makes the outline very interesting.
Parts of the format are correct.
 
 
 
Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented sometimes makes the outline less interesting.
The content and the organisation of ideas in the outline are weak. The format is wrong.
 
Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the organisation of the outline.
 
Outline is poorly written and the format is wrong.
 
 
 
Many details are not in a logical or expected order. The outline is unorganised.
No proper use of outline format.
 
10

Introduction
2
 
 
The introduction very clearly states the thesis statement and previews the structure of the paper.
The introduction clearly states the thesis statement and previews the structure of the paper.
 
The introduction states the thesis statement, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper.
There is no clear introduction of the main topic or structure of the paper.
 
Introduction presents no purpose.
 
8

Content:
Discussion on the gap between urban and rural schools
2.5
Fully addresses all aspects of the writing assignment.
 
 
 
Ideas are organised logically and coherently.
Adequately addresses the writing assignment.
 
 
 
Some ideas may not be arranged logically and coherently.
Generally writes about the topic but with a few digressions in parts of the writing.
 
Ideas may not be arranged logically and coherently.
Some attempt to address the writing assignment.
 
 
 
Organisation of ideas lacks clarity and may lead to confusion.
 
A weak attempt at addressing the writing assignment.
 
 
10

Content:
Discussion on the issue and suggestions on how to help the rural school students
2.5
Full and rich development of the content.
 
 
Main points are relevant and extended satisfactorily with the support of relevant details.
Clear and complete development of content.
 
 
Main points are relevant and extended adequately with the support of relevant details.
 
 
 
Development of content is adequate.
 
 
Some main points may not be fully extended; supporting details may not be relevant or adequate.
 
Development of content is limited, may be incomplete or unclear.
 
Most main points are not fully extended, serious lack of supporting details.
 
 
OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Off – topic for the most part.
 
10

Conclusion
2
Conclusion skillfully reinforces thesis and gives closure to essay.
The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends.
The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends.
Conclusion is weak.
Conclusion is out of topic / unrecognisable.
8

 Language/
Sentence Skills
2
Sentence style fits the paper’s purpose. Sentences are varied, yet clearly structured and carefully focused.
 
 
Language is excellent with hardly any error in grammar, lexical choice and punctuation.
 
Sentences are generally clear, well structured, focused, though some may be awkward or ineffective.
 
 
 
Language is satisfactory with some errors in grammar, lexical choice and punctuation, which do not seriously impede understanding and clarity.
 
Sentence structures are generally correct, but sentences may be wordy or repetitive.
 
 
 
Frequent errors in grammar, lexical choice and punctuation, which may impede understanding and clarity.
Contains several awkward or ungrammatical sentences. Sentence structure is simple or monotonous.
 
Very frequent errors in grammar, lexical choice and punctuation that seriously impair understanding and clarity.
Contains many awkward sentences. Displays general inability in writing grammatical/meaningful sentences.
 
Errors in grammar, lexical choice and punctuation are too frequent and severe, making it highly difficult to understand the message.
 
8

References
1.5
All the references are effectively used, correctly cited and correctly listed in the reference list according to APA style.
Most of the references are effectively used, correctly cited and correctly listed in the reference list according to APA style.
References are sometimes not effectively used, and/or correctly cited and/or correctly listed in the reference list according to APA style.
 
References are inappropriately/unclearly incorporated.
References are not incorporated or incorporated inappropriately.
6

Total
15
OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
60

 

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