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Assessment EP003 Details Item 1: In class paragraphing activity

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Criteria: The paragraph is the introductory paragraph to an essay. The topic and more details will be provided on the day of the assessment. The paragraph should contain the following: Excellent (1 mark) Average (1/2 mark) Needs work (0 marks)

1. Funnel Introduction (2-4 sentences that introduce and give context to the question) 2. Lead in sentence 3. Thesis statement 4. Language that is formal and at an appropriate academic standard. 5. Spelling, grammar and punctuation at an appropriate academic standard. TO BE COMPLETED IN CLASS IN WEEK 4

Item 2: In class essay

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Criteria: The paper must take the form of a process essay, demonstrating and explaining the topic. The essay must include: 1. An introduction paragraph with an appropriate thesis statement 2. At least three body paragraphs, each of which includes a topic sentence, logical development, unity and coherence 3. A conclusion that refers back to the original thesis statement 4. Supporting evidence that will include thoughts and examples based on personal experience. 5. Correct Standard Australian spelling, correct grammar and punctuation 6. Use of Formal English. Contractions are not permitted (e.g. haven’t) and any numbers used are to be written in full (i.e. four not 4) 7. An appreciation of the audience. The paper is to be written with the expectation that the reader has limited knowledge of the topic (The focus for this essay is the structure, academic writing style, punctuation and grammar.) The essay marking rubric included in this package will be used to mark the essay. TO BE COMPLETED IN CLASS IN WEEK 5

Item 3: Essay Outline (process/descriptive essay) Criteria: The outline must include: Excellent (1 mark)

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Average (1/2 mark)

Needs work (0 marks)

1. A diagram showing the outline of the essay 2. The topic for each paragraph listed in an order showing flow and unity 3. The thesis statement for the introductory paragraph written in full. 4. Evidence of research and reading in the paragraph topics 5. A list of at least 4 references that will form the research aspect of the essay.

HANDED TO LECTURER DURING THE TUTORIAL IN WEEK 6

Item 4: Process/Descriptive Essay

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Required length: 1000 words (not inclusive of reference page and quotations) Topic to be advised by EP003 lecturers Criteria: The paper must take the form of a process essay, demonstrating and explaining the topic. Information is to be researched. The essay must include: 1. An introduction with thesis statement and a conclusion 2. Correct body paragraphing – topic sentence, logical development, unity and coherence 3. Concrete, supporting evidence 4. At least four sources included and referenced in-text drawn from the Internet and library catalogues. Note: maximum of two internet references only 5. Separate reference page, correctly set out (‘AESC’ system) 6. Use of correct in-text referencing (‘AESC’ system) 7. Correct Standard Australian spelling, correct grammar and punctuation 8. Use of Formal English. Contractions are not permitted (e.g. haven’t) and any numbers used are to be written in full (i.e. four not 4) 9. An appreciation of the audience. The paper is to be written with the expectation that the reader has limited knowledge of the topic N.B. An essay plan must be shown to the lecturer prior to final submission. (Referencing is expected but it is not the focus for this essay. The structure, academic writing style, punctuation and grammar are the main aspects being assessed in this essay.) DUE DATE: 5 April, 4.30PM

Item 5: Essay Outline (Argumentative/Position paper) Criteria: The outline must include: Excellent (1 mark)

5%

Average (1/2 mark)

Needs work (0 marks)

1. A diagram showing the outline of the essay 2. The topic for each paragraph listed in an order showing flow and unity 3. The thesis statement for the introductory paragraph written in full. 4. Evidence...
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