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English for Workplace Communication

English for Workplace Communication

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ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT ____________________________________________________________________________ OUMH2203 ENGLISH FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION MAY 2013 ____________________________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS 1. This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is set in the language of the printed module for the course. 2. Answer in English. 3. Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the MyVLE for preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. 4. Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 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. 5. You must submit your assignment ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference. 6. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. 7. Your assignment must be submitted between 09th July – 17th July 2013. Submission after 17th July 2013 will NOT be accepted. 8. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.

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__________________________________________________________________________ PENILAIAN / EVALUATION This assignment accounts for 40% of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics / Answer Scheme. You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences. PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION Warning : The submitted assignment will automatically 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 31 - 50 % overlap with others: 40% deduction from the total marks scored. Assignments with more than 50% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given.

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ASSIGNMENT QUESTION

PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to develop the learners’ ability to organize information and write a good report. QUESTION The increase in mobile phone use in recent years has transformed the way we live, communicate and do business. Mobile phones can also be the cause of social or medical problems. What forms do these problems take? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of mobile phones? As the Manager of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, you are asked to write an analysis report to your Director explaining the above scenario. Your report should have the following criteria: (a) INTRODUCTION - Presents the purpose of your report and describe your proposal or suggest action that needs to be taken; (b) BODY - Describes the present situation, identify the problems at least FOUR (4); - In this section you can also describe the need for changes, or describe any costs involved and/or expected benefits; (IF Any), and (c) CONCLUSION - Evaluate changes and provide recommendations. In writing your report, try to be as detailed as you can, by giving in-depth descriptions of the problems and recommendations. Please include the survey questions in your appendix. (If any) [Total: 40 marks]
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Assignment Guidelines (Content and Scoring) COURSE CODE : OUMH2203 SEMESTER : MAY 2013
CATEGORY INTRODUCTION WEIGHT 2 0 No introduction. LOW 1 There is no clear introduction to the main topic or structure of the paper. FAIR 2 The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader. The main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information. The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends. ABOVE AVERAGE 3 The introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader. The main idea is clear but the supporting information is general. EXCELLENT 4 The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper. MARKS 8

CONTENT

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The main idea is not mentioned.

The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information. There is no clear conclusion, the paper just ends.

There is one clear, wellfocused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information. The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is "getting at." Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader.

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CONCLUSION

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No conclusion.

The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends.

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ORGANISATION

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No details.

Many details are not in a logical or expected order. There is little sense that the writing is organised.

Some details are not in a logical or expected order, and this distracts the reader.

Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/ introduced sometimes makes the writing less

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LANGUAGE/ GRAMMAR

1.5

Writer makes more than 5 errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.

Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

interesting. Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. TOTAL

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STUDENT GUIDE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. There should be a very systematic exploration of the topic. The discussion should be thorough and enough to support your stand. Your chain of thoughts must not be faulty and all your paragraphs should be coherent. Your opinion must be supported by your reading and previous research. You must not forget to acknowledge your sources and please abide by the right way of acknowledging using the APA style.

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