Will Modern Technology, Such as the Internet, Ever Replace the Book or the Written Word as the Main Source of Information?

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EL112: English Communication Skills II
TMA: SECOND SEMESTER 2010/2011
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PART I: TMA INFORMATION
1.| ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE| Week 10|
2.| UNITS COVERED| In Charge 1 , Book 1 (Units 1 - 12)| 3.| NUMBER OF PAGES| 10|
4.| ASSIGNMENT COMPONENTS| WRITING|
5.| TOTAL POINTS| 20|

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PART II: STUDENT INFORMATION (to be completed by student)
Student's NAME| | ID| |
I confirm that the work presented here is my own and is not copied from any source. Student's signature:| Tutor's Name| | Section| |

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PART III: TUTOR REMARKS (to be completed by tutor)
Tutor's name| | Date received | |
Signature| | Date returned| |

INPORTANT NOTE: Students are advised to consult the attached grading rubric and grade descriptors (last 2 pages of TMA) which explain how their piece of writing will be graded/evaluated. |

NOTES:|
GRADE:|

The following are guidelines on plagiarism:If you submit an assignment that contains work other than yours without acknowledging your sources, you are committing plagiarism. This might occur when: * Using a sentence or phrase that you have come across * Copying word-for-word directly from a text * Paraphrasing the words from the text very closely * Using text downloaded from the Internet * Borrowing statistics or assembled fact from another person or source * Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources * Copying from the notes or essays of a fellow student(Slightly adapted from OU document on quoting versus plagiarism)It is important to remember that plagiarism is strictly barred and would be subject to punitive action by the Arab Open University.|

Part One: Assignment (1): 10 points

Write a four-paragraph essay of approximately (500 words) on the following topic:

"Will modern technology, such as the Internet, ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information?” Discuss.

It is important that you consult the following checklist before submitting your assignment.

* Introduction (relevant background about the topic).
* Thesis statement (the main idea discussed or analyzed)
* Body (details to support the thesis)
* Conclusion (restatement of the thesis)
* Organization of ideas or paragraphs.
* Variety of sentences.
* Mechanics of writing
* Transitional words.
* Editing, revising, and proofreading

Write your essay here: (10 points)

* Underline/highlight: (1) the thesis statement, and (2) the topic sentence in each body paragraph.

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