The first written assessment task is broken up into six topics, one for each week in the first half of the course. The questions can generally be answered with actual or short answers, although there is scope for slightly longer answers in parts of a couple of questions. It is appropriate to provide your answers in summary formats, including the use of dot points or numbers where appropriate.
A video presentation on this assessment task will be available on the Moodle site for this course, to give you further support.
Please note the following details:
· As a guideline, the length of the main body of your essay should be around 1000 words or so, excluding references - essays that are substantially longer than this (say over 1500 words) oare unlikely to score as highly as those that make the best use of the 1000 word length (being on-target and making the best use of the word allocation is always better than being off-message). However, you should not worry about a few words either way (this is a guideline only, and I do not have a 'negative marking scheme' where marks are deducted if the word count is more than 10% over the guideline).
· Text should be word-processed, with appropriate layout and use of headings/sub-headings for the different questions and sub-questions. Font and line spacing are not part of the assessment criteria, listed below.
· Diagrams can be used to illustrate specific aspects - a picture paints ten thousand words! (please ensure that you correctly cite/reference all sources of diagrams used, unless they are original and composed by you, since this is an important aspect of academic integrity).
· Please avoid images with very large file sizes, as this will make your essay too large to upload/download (save any images as lower resolution, to decrease the file size).
· Any references can be listed on the last page, at the end of the assessment. Referencing should be in a consistent style - typically APA.
· Please save/upload your file in either a Word format (.doc or .docx) or in a basic text format (for example, .rtf), so that I can open the files in Word. Note: further support on writing, referencing, etc. is given on the Moodle site for this course.