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LO1 Select and utilise a range of creative research and theoretical approaches to develop ideas and creative solutions

Assignment Research Workbook

Course Code and Title:

FIBS3002 English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills

Assignment Research Workbook Formative:

4th January 2022

Assignment Research Workbook Deadline:

4th January 2022

Student name:

 

Student ID:

L

Assignment:

Essay Research Workbook

OUTLINE:

As part of the English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills course you are required to write an essay on the Topic of Climate Change; you are also expected to evidence the stages of your essay research, planning, and writing progress in the Essay Research Workbook.

AIMS:

  • To assess your ability to plan, outline, and structure your essay in order to develop a clear argument
  • To show that you have conducted secondary research (finding academic sources, evaluating their relevance and reliability by conducting the CRAAP Test and recording organised notes
  • To clearly cite and reference the source material you use to develop and support your ideas

As part of the assignment, you are required to submit the workbook by 11.59pm on 4 January 2022 onto Canvas. Your workbook will be reviewed by your lecturer and you will receive feedback towards your final Research Essay.

It is then your responsibility to work on your Research Essay and address any suggestions and comments given before handing in the final version – by 11.59pm on TBC 2021.

RESEARCH WORKBOOK FORMAT:

Your workbook must be word processed, in Ariel font 12pt minimum with double line spacing. This format is important as it makes it much easier for us to read. Word count: There is no minimum or maximum word count for the Workbook.

Final Essay Submission:

  • a digital copy of your final essay draft submitted to Turnitin via Canvas

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Unit: EAP, Research and Study Skills

LO1 Select and utilise a range of creative research and theoretical approaches to develop ideas and creative solutions

LO2 Identify and explore primary and secondary research from a range of contemporary sources

LO3 Demonstrate skill and confidence in writing in an academic context

LO4 Use appropriate English language and study skills to communicate ideas, creative solutions and problem solving

Task 1 Choose Title

  • Choose one of the titles below
  • Show your understanding of the essay title/question by identifying the topic and focus, and the task/instructions.
  • Provide definitions of key terms/vocabulary

Essay Title:

To what extent is Climate Change a result of human activities?

To what extent is Fast Fashion driving climate change?

Task 2 References

Search online for 10 relevant and trustworthy academic sources and list them below using the Harvard Referencing System. Be sure to include links for all online sources.  (Harvard style)

Source 1

 

 

Source 2

 

Source 3

 

 

Source 4

 

 

Source 5

 

Source 6

 

 

Source 7

 

 

Source 8

 

 

Source 9

 

 

Source 10

 

 

Task 3 Source Evaluation

Conduct the CRAAP Test on one of your listed sources. Complete notes on the results in the following template:

Source (Harvard Reference):

 

Currency

 

 

 

Relevance

 

 

 

Authority

 

 

 

Accuracy

 

 

 

Purpose

 

 

 

Task 4 Timetable of planning

Submit an Essay Plan Timeline outlining the tasks involved and the estimated time range for the completion of each stage. Mark the actual completion date for each task as it is finished. LO1 Select and utilise a range of creative research and theoretical approaches to develop ideas and creative solutions

Planned Dates

Task Stages

Date Completed

 

Tasks 1-3: Analyse the essay Q and brainstorm ideas

Preliminary research – finding trustworthy sources and the CRAAP Test

 

 

Task 5: Reading and note-taking

 

 

Task 6: Essay Plan - outlining main points and evidence from reading materials including an introduction, main body and conclusion

 

 

Revise Essay plan/edit

 

 

Research and Revise main points – including for and against arguments

 

 

Write plan in the Workbook

 

04/01/2022

 

Workbook Submission

 

 

 

 

Task 5 Note taking and Making

Make notes on at least three sources and record them below. Try to use varied note taking techniques and ensure that notes are summaries in your own words and not direct copies from original sources.

i. Cornell Notes:

 

Essay Title:                                                                                                                            Date:

Reference:

In-text citation:

Reference list:

 


Key Ideas and                           Notes

Questions                      

  

 

 


Summary of key ideas

 

 

 ii.   Linear Notes

Essay Title:                                                                                                                 Date:                                                                                                 

 

Reference:

In-text citation:

Reference list:

 

 

 

iii.   Mind Maps or Spider Diagram

Essay Title:                                                                                                                   Date:

Reference:

In-text citation:

Reference list:

 

Example to draw here – delete this example and draw your own or use an online tool: https://www.mindmeister.com/1795153218?t=DGeTxCCL7n LO1 Select and utilise a range of creative research and theoretical approaches to develop ideas and creative solutions

 

 

 

 

Task 6 Planning

Write an essay plan, this is only a plan and you may change it over time. Include a thesis statement highlighting the main argument. Include arguments for and against the thesis statement. Include citations to support the points you make.

Essay Title:

 

Introduction

General / Background Information

 

 

Specific Facts and Information (more focused)

 

 

Thesis Statement

 

 

Outline Statement

 

 

 

 

Yes – main ideas and support

(humans are the main cause of climate change to a certain extent)

(fast fashion is driving climate change to a certain extent) LO1 Select and utilise a range of creative research and theoretical approaches to develop ideas and creative solutions

 

 

1. __________________________________________________________________________________

  • .                                                                                                                                               (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                                 (citation)

 

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

  •                                                                                                                                                 (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                                 (citation)

 

3. __________________________________________________________________________________

  •                                                                                                                                                (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                                (citation)

 

No – main ideas and support

(natural processes are responsible for climate change to a certain extent, not only humans)

(fast fashion is only driving climate change to a certain extent – there are solutions)

 

 

1. _____________________________________________________________________________

  •                                                                                                                                           (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                           (citation)

 

2. _____________________________________________________________________________

  •                                                                                                                                          (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                          (citation)

 

3. _____________________________________________________________________________

  •                                                                                                                                          (citation)
  •                                                                                                                                          (citation)

 

Conclusion

 

 

Summary of Main Body Ideas

 

 

Reinforce Thesis Statement

 

 

Recommendation or Prediction

 

 

TO BE COMPLETED AFTER SUBMISSION AND WHEN READING THE FEEDBACK:

Task 7: Response to Feedback

Use the feedback on your Workbook to make changes to your draft essay / improve it.

Complete the table with examples:

Teacher Feedback

Amendment

 

Spelling

 

 

 

Punctuation

 

 

 

Grammar

 

 

 

PEEL Structure and Organisation

 

 

 

Cohesion

 

 

 

Argument and Critical Thinking Comments

 

 

 

Citation and References

 

 

 

Use of Evidence

 

 


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