EAPA3004 : English for Academic Purposes - Assignment

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Autumn 17English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)Portfolio (EAPA3004)Name:Student Number:Tutor name:This is your EAP 1Portfolio. Please save a copy on your computer and back it upregularly (e.g. by saving it on your computer / in the cloud (e.g. Google Drive) /emailing it to yourself. You will receive a printed copy which you should bring to alllectures and tutorials. However, at the end of the course, you need to submit acompleted electronic copy. Please refer to suggested word counts for each taskincluded within this portfolio.Assessed Learning Outcomes (LOs):1.Produce cohesive and coherent elements of academic writing.2.Read, compare and summarise written academic texts.
WeekContentsPageLearningOutcomeSection 1: Portfolio Evidence(These tasks will often be drafted in class and are designed to inform the written task in section 2.Suggested word counts are included are in brackets.)1Portfolio evidence I: Self-evaluation checklist3LO 1 & 24Portfolio evidence II: Summarising(recommended word count: 100)4LO 1 & 24-5Portfolio evidence III: Outline(recommended word count: 100)6LO 26Portfolio evidence IV: Paragraph structure(recommended word count: 250)7LO 29Portfolio evidence V: Self-assessment(recommended word count: at least 100)8LO 1 & 2Section 2: Written Task(The written task should be developed throughout the semester but completed in weeks 7-10.)1 - 10Academic writing [compare and contrast essay relevant to highereducation](word count: 750 words)10LO 1 & 2Total word count: Written Task (750 words) + Evidence (Approx. 850 words)(+/- 10%)version 1.02
Section 1: Portfolio Evidence ISelf-evaluation checklistBelow is a list of the skills you will need when working on extended pieces of writing duringyour university career. The work you do on the EAP 1 course will help you develop theseskills.Tick the appropriate box for each skill, according to how well you think you can do thisatthe beginningof this course. Look again at the checklist throughout the course in order toidentify areas for independent study.SkillsDo not knowabout thisFind thisdifficult/ can’tdo thisCan partiallydo thisCan do thiswellLooking for informationIdentify which books/journals/websites to useSelect relevant parts of a textUsing sourcesAcknowledge sources of informationAvoid plagiarismPlanning/ writingBrainstorm ideasPlan written workLink ideas effectivelyParaphrase & summarise ideasWrite an introductionWrite a conclusionPersonal studyWork independentlyManage my timeOral presentationDiscuss written work in a tutorialITAccess the internetUse search enginesCreate word documentsversion 1.03
Section 1: Portfolio Evidence IISummarising (recommended word count: 100)1.Find a text on university fees in the country of your choice (around 200 words) andpaste it below, in part 1. Then, read the two texts and highlight the main points.PART 1:Text 1:University fees in EnglandText 2:University fees inUnited States of America“University tuition fees in England will rise to £9,250 per yearfrom 2017 and the increase could apply to students who havealready started courses. The inflation-linked rise represents a2.8% increase and if that continued would mean fees risingabove £10,000 in the next few years. Universities face thedilemma that under consumer protection requirements theywill need to announce the £9,250 fee before the beginning ofthe next application cycle in early September. However, untilformally changed by Parliament, universities are not allowed tocharge a fee higher than £9,000, which is the current limit.The government says the increase can apply to students whohave already begun courses - but this will depend on the termsof student contracts in individual universities. The fees willincrease in subsequent years. Royal Holloway and theUniversity of Kent have to still to decide on whether to chargehigher fees for current students, but expect to apply them tonew students starting in 2017, if the fee limit increase goesahead. The University of Surrey will not increase fees for itscurrent undergraduates, but fees will increase each year forstudents starting in 2017.Universities minister Jo Johnson has published a statementsetting out plans to link higher fees to better teaching. LiberalDemocrat university spokeswoman Baroness Lorely Burt said:"Linking fees to teaching quality in this way is unacceptable.Enabling any university that scrapes a 'meet expectations'rating to increase fees by 2.8% shows that this isn't aboutteaching quality at all. If universities need further support thenlet's have a proper discussion about where that money comesfrom, rather than pretending that this is somehow a quid proquo for providing the quality of teaching students shouldalready be able to expect". Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of theSutton Trust education charity, said the fee increase will add tostudent debts that we have shown to be by far the highest inthe English-speaking world. A real concern is that the removalof maintenance grants will almost certainly deter poorerstudents, who now face debts of over £50,000 on graduation”.From: Coughlan, S. 2017. University tuition fees rise to £9,250for current students –BBC News. [online] BBC News. Availableat:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36856026 [Accessed19 Jan. 2017].The tuition fee per year (excluding living expenses) in theUSA varies within the range from $5000 to $50000. The feecan increase if other programs or courses are undertaken.The living expenses vary from place to place.. For example,Washington, California and in New York, living costs are veryhigh. Students will have to live in apartments by sharing.Living within campus can be really expensive and tominimize expenditure, students will have to reduce usingprivileges provided such as phone calls and many other.Expenses may be handled by taking up campus jobs. Thepayment for the on-campus jobs may vary from $7(min.wage) to $15 or more per hour. The payment also dependson the job nature. Majority of the expenditures includeapartment rentals and other utilities. An important solutionwould be to acquire financial aid otherwise covering upexpenses will be a critical problem.From:Graduateshotline.com. 2017.University - Tuition &Fees. Find Cheap Universities in USA. [online] Available at:https://www.graduateshotline.com/costs.html [Accessed 10Nov. 2017].version 1.04
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