Project #32184 - study skills essay


Assignment Submission Instructions




TERM:                                     Summer 2014 (10 week)

MODULE:                                 FC503

ASSIGNMENT TITLE:                 Extended Essay

SUBMISSION DATE:                  Session 10.3








This assignment is worth 50%.


Read all instructions very carefully






  1. Your assignment needs to be submitted in person on the date given above, within the first fifteen minutes of the class starting.



  2. You should observe the word count stated on the assignment brief. A 10% margin is allowed above or below the limit.  You will lose marks if this is not followed.






  1. Please follow your assignment brief for details of the appropriate layout, font size, spacing and so on.



  2. Submissions should be handed in with a cover sheet attached stating:



Tutor Name

Assessment Type

Student Number

Word Count




















  1. You must submit two hard copies of your work at the same time.




Assignments that are based on practical work (i.e. artwork, computer programs, etc.), must be submitted as one hardcopy and one CD ROM copy.




You may also be asked by your tutor to submit an electronic copy of your work. If so, the submission date and time will be recorded from the submission of the hard copy, either in class or through reception in case of early or late submission.












  1. You will need to sign a submission sheet in class to confirm submission of your work and that all the work is your own. There are serious penalties for submitting work which is not your own, please refer to Academic Misconduct in the Programme Handbook for further information about this.



  2. For early/late submission you should fill in a separate cover sheet (available from reception) which also confirms submission and that all the work is your own. You must also collect a receipt as proof that you have submitted your work.



  3. The following penalties apply for late submissions:



Number of Working Days Late

Penalty Awarded


85% of original mark


80% of original mark


75% of original mark

More than 3

Zero mark awarded






  1. If you failed to submit on time due to an Exceptional Extenuating Circumstance (EEC), you should submit an EEC form within three days of the assessment deadline. These are available from reception and may, depending on your circumstances, affect your final mark.





































Assignment Task:




Write a 1500 word Extended Essay answering one of the following questions:




  1. “Although the spread of the internet has helped to create a more diverse world, it has not helped to create a freer or more equal one.” To what extent do you agree with this claim? Using existing literature and data, consider this claim in relation to 2 of the following areas:





    Key concepts:


    Citizen journalism/ Cyber influence

    Digital divide



  • Politics

  • Society














  1. “Ethno-tourism should be encouraged.” To what extent do you agree with this claim? Using existing literature and data, consider this claim in relation to 2 of the following areas:





    Key concepts:


    Indigenous communities




  • Economics

  • Culture








  1. “It is easier than ever to change our identity yet it is harder than ever to control it.” To what extent do you agree with this claim?  Using existing literature and data, consider this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following contexts:





Key concepts:

Identity – model of identity?






  • Security

  • Fashion and branding

  • Social media
















  1. “The key to a successful public space is sustainability.” To what extent do you agree with this claim? Use existing literature and examples from real public spaces to consider this claim in relation to 2 of the following areas:






    Key concepts:







  • Aesthetics

  • Community


























Additional Guidance:




  1. Establishing a clear purpose or thesis statement of your essay

  2. Developing a critical line of argument, expanding and supporting the arguments with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples

  3. Identifying, evaluating and refuting counter arguments, opinions or solutions

  4. Writing in an evaluative/interpretative rather than descriptive manner

  5. The extent and depth of your research of independently found sources

  6. Incorporating others’ work effectively by quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing viewpoints,  using in-text citations accurately

  7. Compiling a complete, accurate, consistently referenced bibliography (standard Harvard system) at the end of the essay.

  8. Write in paragraphs

  9. Use feedback from your tutor for the essay plan when you write your essay

  10. Use sources from the reading list however; you should also use at least two additional sources of your own.

  11. The clarity of expression used in your writing, especially register and style.





Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 06/13/2014 12:00 am
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