Assignment on English for Academic Purposes Portfolio (EAPA3004)

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Autumn 17English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)Portfolio (EAPA3004)Name:Student Number:Tutor name:This is your EAP 1 Portfolio. 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 writingduring your university career. The work you do on the EAP 1 course will help youdevelop these skills.Tick the appropriate box for each skill, according to how well you think you can do thisat the beginningof this course. Look again at the checklist throughout the course in orderto identify 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 documentsSection 1: Portfolio Evidence IIversion 1.03
Summarising (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 (paste your text below):University fees inAustraliaUniversity 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: [Accessed19 Jan. 2017].Education Minister Simon Birmingham on Monday nightunveiled changes that he described as "measured, modestand balanced" ahead of next week's budget.As part of the shake-up, student fees would increase by 1.8per cent next year and continue rising to a total of 7.5 percent by 2021.The Government argues the changes would mean a pricehike of between $2,000 and $3,600 for a four-year course.The most expensive course, a six-year medical degree,would cost $75,000.Senator Birmingham said the new policy was "quitemeasured, quite modest and quite balanced" and noted theGovernment was still paying the majority of students' fees."We're trying to maintain fairness and equity across thissystem," he told 7.30."Taxpayers will still pick up 54 per cent of average fee costsper student."The plan also includes changes to the Government's HigherEducation Loan Program.From July next year students will have to start paying backtheir loans when they reach an income level of $42,000 peryear, down from the current level of about $55,000.However, the repayment rate will be on a sliding scale from1 per cent to 10 per cent depending on income.The Government will also make elements of universityfunding contingent on performance in priority areas.From January, 7.5 per cent of a university's funding from theCommonwealth Grant Scheme will be contingent onuniversities meeting requirements for admissions andfinancial transparency.From: ABC News. (2017).Students set to face higher uni fees underGovernment shake-up. [online] Available at: [Accessed 4 Nov. 2017].version 1.04
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