University of Bedfordshire: Skills of Writing Assessment Questions

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University of Bedfordshire
Department of Language & Communication

Level 1SKILLS OF WRITING LNG 011-1
ASSESSMENT

Term 1, 2012– 2013

The assessment for this unit is in portfolio form: 5 pieces of writing and 1 presentation. It will be presented in two parts.

ASSESSMENT 1
Contributes 50% of the overall grade and will be handed in by Thursday 22 November 2012. It should include:

A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY
This should be a reflective piece of writing with focus on your past achievements, current situation and future plans.(at least 500 words)

A REPORT
You will write a report using the results from a public opinion survey. You will be given the data in class. You may also produce graphs and tables to support your report.

YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE
(No downloaded templates please)

A LETTER OF JOB APPLICATION
Choose a job advertisement from a local paper and write a letter to apply for the job. Attach a photocopy of the original ad.

ASSESSMENT 2
Contributes 50% of the overall grade and will be handed in by Thursday 13 December. It should include:

A WRITTEN SELF-ASSESSMENT (approx.850 words) of your progress made regarding the development of your writing skills during this module, along with an evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses in this area.

A PRESENTATION (8 – 10 minutes) to accompany your self-assessment. Presentations will take place in class, on Monday 10 December 2012.

FORMAT
All written work must be word-processed. Font: Times New Roman, Arial or Courier Font size: 12 and double-spaced (use smaller font if necessary on tables or figures) Margins: left/right at least 3 cms; top/bottom at least 2 cms.
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