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Project Management? IT Culture ? Protection of Human Rights ? InvestmentYou should work individually.Follow the steps below:1. Go through the suggested topics carefully and select the one that interests you most. You are recommended to do some background reading before you make the final choice andnarrow it down.2. Formulate a thesis statement [a clear statement of the position you will be taking in your essay] that will present your argument and opinion. This MUST be approved by your EAP tutorBEFORE you proceed with writing your essay.3. When the statement is written and approved you need to start your research on the topic to explore the area in depth. After researching both printed and online sources choose atleast four appropriate ones. Your sources should include the following: ? one or two printed sources that will be selected from the Learning Resource Centre; ? one or two online sources that will be selected from the required list (Intranet); ? one or two printed/online sources that you will have to find by yourself for further approval of your EAP tutor.4. Produce a draft essay. Support your position with evidence from your research.5. Your tutor will provide you with feedback. Therefore, you should try to produce all the tasks in the time stipulated below.1. Selecting a topic and doing background reading 2. Writing a thesis statement 3. Planning your essay 4. Researching and writing a draft version 5. Submitting the draft essay 6. Receiving feedback from the tutor 7. Proofreading and editing 8. Submitting your essay6. Include both direct and indirect quotations.7. Photocopy and attach the pages with the information you used for direct and indirect quotations. Highlight the statements in the copies of the sources you used.8. Write a reference list (using the Harvard referencing system) on a separate page.9. Submit the draft essay (the outline, the essay, the reference list) and copies of the sources used in the essay in A-4 plastic envelope to your EAP tutor by 23 June 2014 (17:00).10. When the draft is returned, read the feedback carefully.11. Make necessary improvements based on the tutor?s feedback and correct language inaccuracies in the draft essay.12. Use the following format: Font: Times New Roman 12, Line spacing: 1.5. Number your pages. Put your ID number on every page (follow the template to be posted).13. Put together and staple the standard cover page, the criteria, the outline, the essay, the reference list, and copies of the sources used in the essay. Attach the draft (the outline, theessay, the reference list) and the tutor?s feedback.14. Submit your Coursework 2 in an A-4 plastic envelope to the Academic Registrar?s Office by 7 July 2014 (17:00).15. Upload the electronic copy of the final version of your Coursework 2 (the outline, the essay, and the reference list) to EAP Intranet page no later than 7 July 2014 (17:00).Academic Essay Criteria80+% 70-79% 60-69% 50-59% 40-49% 30-39% 0-29% Outline 10% Weighting A perfect outline is presented. The given outline sample is masterly used. All sections are clearly and logically presented (exceptional headings, subheadings, and numbering system). Each section has a clear focus or aim. The outline masterly indicates what kind of evidence will be used in each section (quotation/ paraphrase from source, statistical information, examples etc.) and where the evidence will comefrom. An excellent outline is presented. The provided outline sample is excellently used. Sections are arranged in logical order (excellent headings, subheadings, and numbering system). Eachsection is well-focused. The outline skillfully indicates what kind of evidence will be used in each section (quotation from source, statistical information, examples, etc.) and where the evidence will come from. A mostly clear outline is presented. The given sample is properly used. Sections are mostly arranged in logical order (appropriate headings, subheadings, and numbering system). Mostsections have a clear focus or aim. The outline mostly indicates what kind of evidence will be used in each section (quotation from source, statistical information, examples, etc) and where theevidence will come from. A satisfactory outline is presented. The provided outline sample is used though there might be minor inconsistencies. Sections are in logical order with minorinaccuracies (generally appropriate headings, subheadings and numbering system) Some sections have a clear focus or aim. The outline satisfactorily indicates what kind of evidence will be usedin each section. There is an outline but not clearly presented. The outline sample is used but there are some inconsistencies. Some sections are not in logical order (satisfactory headings,subheadings and numbering system) Some sections do not have a clear focus or aim. The outline indicates some evidence that will be used but much more is needed; more sources, quotes, etc.needed. Some evidence given in the outline may not be found in the essay. The outline is poorly done. The given sample is not used properly. There are major inconsistencies in the outline which is difficult to follow. There are sections mentioned but there islittle logical order (poor headings and subheadings or numbering system). There is very little evidence of a clear focus or aim. Although some reference is made to quotes, examples, etc. they arenot sufficient; much more evidence needed. Most of the sources indicated in the outline are not mentioned in the essay. There is no outline or it is extremely vague and bears little relation to the essay. The given outlines sample is not used. Sections are not in the discernible order. No evidence (or very little) of headings, subheadings or a numbering system. Any aims that are mentioned are inconsistent or illogical and do not relate to the essay. Very little or no evidence isindicated; a lack of sources; few or even no quotes or examples given or all the mentioned sources are not used in the essay. Content and Structure 40 % Weighting An exclusive title meets requirement; masterly reveals the topic; exclusively specifies the writer?s approach and fully addresses the essay. Anexclusive general statement masterly directs the reader to a broad, brief, and relevant contextualized essay framework. Exceptionally integrated definition of the key term; distinctly focused;debatable and resolute thesis with cogent stance and equally significant main points. Irreproachable topic sentences with clear logical development and exceptionally smooth, multifarioussignposting between and within paragraphs; exclusive reasoning. Resolute conclusion includes restatement of main points, summary of research findings and transcendent final statement.An excellent title meets the requirements, skillfully reveals the topic; specifies the writer?s approach and fully addresses the essay. General statement excellently directs the reader to a broad,brief, and relevant contextualized essay framework. Excellently integrated definition of the key term; skillfully focused; mostly debatable and resolute thesis with strong stance and clear mainpoints. Excellent topic sentences with mostly clear logical development and smooth, clear signposting between and within paragraphs without noticeable logical gaps in reasoning. Excellentconclusion includes restatement of main points, summary of research findings and legible final statement. A clear title meets the requirements, reveals the topic; specifies writer?sapproach addresses the essay. General statement properly directing the reader to a sufficient, rather brief, and mostly relevant contextualized essay framework. Reasonably integrateddefinition of the key term; rather focused; rather debatable and resolute thesis with apprehensible stance and proper main points. Comprehensible topic sentences with mostly clear logicaldevelopment and smooth, proper signposting between and within paragraphs; some noticeable logical gaps in reasoning. Proper conclusion restates main points, properly summarizing researchfindings and a rather vague final statement. An appropriate title meets the requirements, reveals the topic; specifies the writer?s approach addresses the essay. General statement adequatelydirects the reader to an appropriate but wordy, not always relevant contextualized essay framework. Minor inaccuracies with definition of the key term; occasionally focused; insufficientlydebatable thesis with scarce stance and inconsistent main points. Dissimilar and occasionally inappropriate topic sentences with appropriate logical development and signposting between andwithin paragraphs; some vivid logical gaps in reasoning. Some descriptive writing may be observed. Appropriate conclusion with minor problems in restatement of main points, summary ofresearch findings and a vague final statement. An adequate title meets the requirements and reveals the topic; specifies writer?s approach occasionally addresses the essay. General statementmight be missing or irrelevant; problems with definition of the key term; lack of focus; some parts of thesis might be missing with not debatable stance. Confusing and most inappropriate topicsentences with insufficient logical development and clumsy signposting between and within paragraphs; incomprehensible order with frequent logical gaps in reasoning. Descriptive writing maybe observed in most paragraphs. Incondite conclusion with major problems in restatement of main points; either summary of research findings or a final statement might be missing. A poortitle does not meet the requirements and rarely reveals the topic; poorly specifies writer?s approach and does not address the essay. General statement is missing or unacceptable; significantproblems with definition of the key term; poor focus; unacceptable thesis with no debatable stance. Topic sentences might be missing in some paragraphs or inadmissible with poor logicaldevelopment and unacceptable signposting between and within paragraphs; unclear order with intrusive logical gaps in reasoning. Totally descriptive writing without any sign of argumentation.Poor conclusion with significant problems in restatement of main points; neither summary of research findings nor a final statement is presented; essay might be under length. No or anabsolutely irrelevant title; general statement is missing; no definition of the key term; no or irrelevant focus; no thesis statement; no evidence of organization of ideas; frivolous paragraphing ordirectly taken from sources; no or absolutely inappropriate use of signposting words between and within paragraphs. No demonstration of paragraph unity; some parts of essay are missing;essay is seriously under length. Argumentation and Evidence 20% Weighting Arguments perfectly display a high degree of logic, objectivity and coherence. Masterly use of a variety of relevant sources which perfectly address the claim/thesis Quotes are masterly chosen and profoundly incorporated into text; exclusive supporting evidence; perfect examples of paraphrasing; sources are always relevant and perfectly referenced. Arguments display excellent logic, objectivity and coherence. Skillful use of a variety of relevant sources which excellently address the claim/thesis. Quotes are excellently chosen and appropriately incorporated into text; excellent supporting evidence; very good examples of paraphrasing; sources are almost always relevant and skillfullyreferenced. Arguments display proper logic, objectivity and coherence. Mostly appropriate use of a variety of relevant sources which generally address the claim/thesis. Quotes are mostly well chosen and incorporated into text; more supporting evidence rarely needed; some proper examples of paraphrasing; sources are mostly relevant and referencedcorrectly. Arguments display appropriate logic, objectivity and coherence. Appropriate use of a variety of relevant sources which adequately address the claim/thesis Some good quotes but not always used appropriately or effectively; sometimes stronger evidence needed; occasionally good paraphrasing but more consistency or more examples needed;sources not always relevant or referenced correctly. Arguments display satisfactory logic, objectivity and coherence. Satisfactory use of some sources which vaguely address the claim/thesis. Some quotes but they add little to the quality of the essay; overuse or lack of quotes in some parts, there is a lack of supporting evidence; examples of appropriate paraphrasing hard to find;Some examples of quotes and paraphrases are not integrated according to conventions (signal words, introductory phrases); sources may not be appropriate or may not be acknowledgedcorrectly. Arguments display poor logic, objectivity and coherence. Poor use of sources which barely address the claim/thesis. Very few quotes or they do not relate to the essay; overuse of quotes in most parts supporting evidence is seriously lacking; very little attempt at paraphrasing; Almost all examples of quotesand paraphrases are not integrated according to conventions (signal words, introductory phrases); sources are rarely acknowledged correctly; some examples of plagiarism may be suspected.No arguments and absolutely irrelevant logic, objectivity and coherence. No or absolutely irrelevant sources which lack focus. No quotes or if there are, they are never acknowledged correctly;difficult to find examples of supporting evidence; no evidence of paraphrasing; clear examples of plagiarism or almost all work is plagiarized. Language Accuracy / Style / Vocabulary 20% Weighting Masterly writing style. Use of multifarious range of vocabulary with perfect control of lexical features. A wide range of sentencestructure with proficient use of lexico -grammatical forms is presented. Essay is error free in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Writing style is clear. Use of an excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and skillful specialized terms. A wide range of sentence structures is given; the majority of sentences areerror-free. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are accurate; very rare inaccuracies do not hinder communication. Writing style is comprehensible. Expanded vocabulary is adequate and accurate for the task. A variety of mainly error-free sentence structures is presented. Grammar, punctuation andspelling are accurate; occasional errors rarely hinder communication. Writing style is adequate to express ideas, minor inaccuracies lack. Use of a good range of vocabulary and specialized terms. A mix of simple and complex sentence forms is given.Occasional grammatical inaccuracies and minor laps sometimes hinder communication. Spelling and knowledge of punctuation are appropriate. Writing style is almost adequate to express ideas. Use of a satisfactory range of appropriate vocabulary and some specialized terms. A limited range of sentence structures (simplesentence forms prevail) is presented. Sometimes errors in grammar (e.g. tense, word order, or phrase structure), punctuation and spelling hinder communication. Little evidence of academic style. Use of a very poor range of appropriate vocabulary which is inadequate for the task. Attempt at sentence forms but they distort the meaning.Frequent errors in grammar (e.g. tense, word order, or phrase structure), punctuation and spelling, which mostly hinder communication. No evidence of academic style. Use of an extremely limited range of vocabulary. Inadequate control of grammar, punctuation and spelling, which severely impede text comprehension.Reference List and Presentation 10% Weighting All sources are acknowledged and listed correctly according to the Harvard referencing system; all copies of the used original texts areattached where necessary; all used statements are highlighted. Essay is perfectly presented with cover page, appropriate formatting (font, font size and spacing), and page numbering. Allconventions perfectly followed. The sources are mostly acknowledged and listed correctly according to the Harvard referencing system; all copies of the used original texts are attached inan appropriate sequence; almost all statements are highlighted. Essay is well presented with minor problems in formatting and page numbering. Almost all conventions have been followed.The sources are acknowledged and listed correctly according to the Harvard referencing system; copies of original texts are attached where necessary; most statements are highlighted. Clearoverall presentation; almost all conventions followed with some inaccuracies. There might be occasional problems with the Harvard referencing system; not all original texts have beenincluded; some statements are highlighted. Some noticeable problems with overall presentation; several problems with formatting; occasionally conventions have been followed. Thereference list is on a separate page; not all Harvard referencing conventions have been followed; some copies of original texts are missing; irrelevant statements are highlighted. More attentionneeded to presentation; not all conventions have been followed; frequent problems with formatting. Few clear indication of source information on attached copies. Full draft and tutor?sfeedback are attached. Template is used. The reference list is not on a separate page. There is little evidence of the Harvard referencing system having been followed; less than requirednumber of sources has been used. Most copies of original texts are missing; statements are not highlighted. Poor presentation; very distracting for the reader; few conventions have beenfollowed; serious problems with formatting and no page numbering. Part of the draft is attached. Tutor?s feedback is missing. A different template is used. There is no reference list; nooriginal texts have been attached; no recommended sources have been used; statements are not highlighted; Very poor presentation; serious problems with formatting; no conventionsfollowed. Draft and tutor?s feedback are not attached. Template is not used.:

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