BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME (BDP)
ASSIGNMENTS For July 2011 and January 2012 Sessions
Course Code: BSHF-101 Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY MAIDAN GARHI, NEW DELHI – 110 068
Programme Code: BDP Course Code: BSHF-101 Dear Student, As explained in the Programme Guide for BDP, you will have to do 1 Tutor Marked (TMA) assignment for this course. Before attempting the assignment, please read the instructions provided in the Programme Guide. Assignment Nos. Assignment-1 (TMA) For July 2011 Session Students Assignment-1 (TMA) For January 2012 Session Students Date of Submission 31st March 2012 30th September 2012 Where to send The Coordinator of your Study Centre The Coordinator of your Study Centre
Now read the following guidelines carefully before answering the questions: GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE ASSIGNMENT In writing the assignment keeps the following things in mind: Social Science/History writing of any kind involves (a) Planning (b) Selection (c) Presentation and (d) Interpretation. a) Planning : Think out what you are asked carefully. Go through the units and in case you want any additional material, try to locate it in the Library. See whether the question is of (i) 500 words, (ii) 250 words or (iii) 100 words. For the first and second it may be necessary to write a description with a comment. For the third YOU have to pick out the necessary facts and arrange them precisely. b) Selection : This means picking out from your material the matter important for answering your question: For this: i) Take notes of the relevant material. ii) Look them over carefully. Delete information not directly relevant to the question. iii) Prepare a first draft. This will help you in getting a clear idea of what information you want to put down and what you want to leave out. This will also help in giving your plan a practical shape.