Writing Assignments

Written Assignments

The written assignment is worth 20 percent of your final mark.

These instructions are prepared for Dr. Last’s section. Other professor’s instructions may vary.

All assignments are submitted and marked individually.  You are assigned to working pairs, and each pair is responsible for improving the quality of the work of the partner by reading and commenting.

There are three parts to the written assignment:

Part 1 – assess your task – prepare a summary of your assessment before week 3 and share with the class on Moodle.  Complete an assignment wrapper for your partner’s assessment.

Example Part 1 assessment of task
Example Part 1 wrapper

Part 2 – delivery a preliminary analysis to the class (partner will provide commentary and questions)

Example Part 2 preliminary analysis note – Bloggins has decided to provide a prezi on SCO, which might look like this (leaving aside the obvious plagiarism!) The main criticism is that it doesn’t match his aim, or assessment of tasks (see part 1). It’s ok to change your target (but not to copy an existing prezi, of course!)

Example Part 2 wrapper

Part 3 – final paper,  500-5,000 words (your choice, but keep the aim and audience in mind!)

Guidelines for Part 3 final paper
Example Part 3 wrapper

The mark distribution is nominally 5, 5, and 10 percent for the three parts, but you can recoup marks lost on earlier portions if you do well on the final paper.

The first mentioned student completes the wrapper for the second mentioned for each of the three parts (tell me if you want to change). The author of the work submits the completed  wrapper as part of each submission.

The College policy on Academic Integrity applies to all work for this course.

Turnitin links for all assignments are on Moodle.

References should be APA or Chicago, and should be consistent and complete. See Purdue OWL for easy access to formats.

The same marking guide will be applied to all written assignments, evaluating your ideas, expression and support (or logic, rhetoric, and evidence).  You can see in the guide the progression expected from junior to senior to graduate students. This is a junior course and you will be evaluated against the first column, but you should aspire to higher.

essay marking guide

Students will negotiate the assignment deadlines in the first week

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