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  1. 1. ASSIGNMENT ________________________________________________________________________________ OUMH2203 ENGLISH FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION SEPTEMBER 2015 SEMESTER __________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Learners are to submit assignment only in MsWord format unless specified otherwise. Please refrain from converting text/phrases into picture format such as .gif / .jpeg / print screen / etc. 4. 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. 5. Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 words excluding references. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. Only assignment answer developed within the approximate word limit will be assessed. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. 6. You must submit your assignment ONLINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment online. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment and proof of the submission for personal reference. 7. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. The file must be in MS-WORD format. Please ensure that you submit the CORRECT and latest version of file. File which is wrongly submitted must be re-submitted online before the deadline. 8. Your assignment must be submitted between 2nd – 15th November 2015. Submission after 15th November 2015 will NOT be accepted. 9. 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. 10. Please take note that PENALTY will be imposed on late submission of assignment as specified in the Registrar’s Office circular 6/2012 (Refer to Registrar’s Announcement in myVLE). 11. Please ensure that you keep the RECEIPT issued upon submisson of your assignment as proof of submission. Your assignment is considered as NOT submitted if you fail to produce the submission receipt in any dispute arises concerning assignment submission. 1
  2. 2. EVALUATION This assignment accounts for 40% of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme attached. You would be given feedback on the assignment 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: No. Similarity Percentage Marks Deduction 1. 0 – 30 0 2. 30.01 – 50 5 3. 50.01 – 70 10 4. 70.01 - 100 100 2
  3. 3. ASSIGNMENT QUESTION PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to develop the learners’ ability to organize information and write a good report. QUESTION Recently you have read this excerpt from an online education article, “….With the development of information communication technology (ICT), the use of gadgets such as smart phones, tablets, iPads/pods, netbook/notebook and its use in recent years has transformed the way we live, communicate and do things”. As a Librarian, justify (in report form) the following statement: Libraries should provide more books rather than invest in new technology such as ebooks and e-journals. Your justification report should have the following criteria: (a) INTRODUCTION - Presents the purpose of your report and describe your proposal or suggest actions that need 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] 3
  4. 4. Assignment Rubrics OUMH2203 ENGLISH FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION SEPTEMBER 2015 SEMESTER Criteria Weight Missing Item Low Fair Above average Excellent Max Marks0 1 2 3 4 INTRODUCTION 2 No introduction. There is no clear introduction to the main topic or structure of the paper. 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 introduction clearly states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader. The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper. 8 CONTENT 4 The main idea is not mentioned. The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information. The main idea is somewhat clear, but there is a need for more supporting information. The main idea is clear but the supporting information is general. There is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information. 16 CONCLUSION 1.5 No conclusion. There is no clear conclusion, the paper just ends. The conclusion is recognizable, but does not tie up several loose ends. The conclusion is recognizable and ties up almost all the loose ends. The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader with a feeling that they understand what the writer is "getting at." 6
  5. 5. Criteria Weight Missing Item Low Fair Above average Excellent Max Marks0 1 2 3 4 ORGANISATION 1 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 interesting. Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader. 4 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. 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. 6 TOTAL MARKS 40
  6. 6. Criteria Weight Missing Item Low Fair Above average Excellent Max Marks0 1 2 3 4 ORGANISATION 1 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 interesting. Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader. 4 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. 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. 6 TOTAL MARKS 40

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