Task 1- 30 Marks
Task 1- 30 Marks
Write an essay outlining what you have learned during this unit. Include the following:
• How you think EAP (English for Academic Purposes) is different from general English.
• Which skills you have improved and how you have improved them.
• Which areas of EAP you still feel you need to work on and how you can do this. You should write between 400 and 550 words. Marks will be deducted for answers which are under or over this word count.
Task 2 – 70 Marks
Write an essay on the following topic: ‘Many people move from rural areas to live in cities. Some people think the impact this has on both rural areas and cities is positive. However, others believe the impact is negative.’ Give an overview of the topic.
• Give some contrasting views of the topic.
• Provide some examples which may support the contrasting views you include.
• Give your personal view of the topic. You should write between 750 and 1000 words. Marks will be deducted for answers which are under or over this word count. Guidance Follow the guidelines below when writing your essay. Invention stage
• Look carefully at the essay topic above and decide what information to include.
• Check your list of ideas to make sure you have responded to all of the questions.
• Organise your ideas and make a plan for your essay. You should refer to this plan when writing your first draft and you must submit this plan with each essay. Composition stage
• Your essay should have a clear structure that is logical and easy to follow.
• The reader should be able to identify an introduction and conclusion, and the purpose of each paragraph.
• Sentences should be easy to read and understand, and you should use simple, compound and complex sentences as appropriate.
• Paragraphs should have topic and concluding sentences and link well to each other.
• You need to consider the audience for your essay (the marker) and write your report in a suitable style, using appropriate vocabulary and correct grammar. Revision stage
• You should review your outline and first draft to check that the content matches with the questions.
• Make sure your ideas are clearly presented.
• You need to proofread your essay to check for spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary errors.
• Check your word count and ensure you have the right number of words for each essay. You need to include the word count (usually in brackets) at the end of each essay.
• Your essay must be word-processed, justified and double-spaced. Your outline may be word-processed or handwritten. If it is handwritten, make sure that your writing is legible!
• You will need to hand in a printed copy of your essay, with the Statement and Confirmation of Own Work form attached. • You will need to submit an electronic copy.
• You will need to include your name and NCC Education student number in the header on every page of your essay.