Portfolio (EAPA3004) Assignment

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Purposes 1 (EAP 1) Portfolio (EAPA3004) RESITThis is your EAP 1 Portfolio. Please save a copy on your computer and back it up regularly (e.g. bysaving it on your computer / in the cloud (e.g. Google Drive) / emailing it to yourself. You willreceive a printed copy which you should bring to all lectures and tutorials. However, at the end ofthe course, you need to submit a completed electronic copy. Please refer to suggested word countsfor each task included 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 structure7LO 2
(recommended word count: 250)9Portfolio 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%)Section 1: Portfolio Evidence ISelf-evaluation checklistBelow is a list of the skills you will need when working on extended pieces of writing during youruniversity career. The work you do on the EAP 1 course will help you develop these skills.Tick the appropriate box for each skill, according to how well you think you can do thisat thebeginningof this course. Look again at the checklist throughout the course in order to identifyareas for independent study.SkillsDo not knowabout thisFind thisdifficult/can’t do thisCan partiallydo thisCan do thiswellLooking for informationIdentify which books/journals/websites touseSelect relevant parts of a textUsing sourcesAcknowledge sources of informationAvoid plagiarismPlanning/ writingversion 1.02
Brainstorm 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)2.a.i.1.Find a text on university fees in the country of your choice (around 200 words) and pasteit below, in part 1. Then, read the two texts and highlight the main points.PART 1:Text 1:University fees in England“University tuition fees in England will rise to £9,250 per year from 2017 and the increase could apply tostudents who have already started courses. The inflation-linked rise represents a 2.8% increase and if thatcontinued would mean fees rising above £10,000 in the next few years. Universities face the dilemma thatunder consumer protection requirements they will need to announce the £9,250 fee before the beginning ofthe next application cycle in early September. However, until formally changed by Parliament, universitiesare not allowed to charge a fee higher than £9,000, which is the current limit.The government says the increase can apply to students who have already begun courses - but this willdepend on the terms of student contracts in individual universities. The fees will increase in subsequentyears. Royal Holloway and the University of Kent have to still to decide on whether to charge higher feesfor current students, but expect to apply them to new students starting in 2017, if the fee limit increasegoes ahead. The University of Surrey will not increase fees for its current undergraduates, but fees willincrease each year for students starting in 2017.Universities minister Jo Johnson has published a statement setting out plans to link higher fees to betterteaching. Liberal Democrat university spokeswoman Baroness Lorely Burt said: "Linking fees to teachingquality in this way is unacceptable. Enabling any university that scrapes a 'meet expectations' rating toincrease fees by 2.8% shows that this isn't about teaching quality at all. If universities need further supportthen let's have a proper discussion about where that money comes from, rather than pretending that this issomehow a quid pro quo for providing the quality of teaching students should already be able to expect".Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust education charity, said the fee increase will add to studentdebts that we have shown to be by far the highest in the English-speaking world. A real concern is that theremoval of maintenance grants will almost certainly deter poorer students, who now face debts of over£50,000 on graduation”.From: Coughlan, S. (2017). University tuition fees rise to £9,250 for current students –BBC News.[online] BBC News. Available at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36856026 [Accessed 19 Jan.2017].version 1.04
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