Department of Language & Communication
Level 1SKILLS OF WRITING LNG 011-1
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.