TASK: RESEARCH ESSAY (INDIVIDUAL WORK) TOPIC: SEE BELOW WORD COUNT: 550-600 words â?? MARKS: 50…

TASK: RESEARCH ESSAY (INDIVIDUAL WORK)
TOPIC: SEE
BELOW
WORD COUNT: 550-600
words –
MARKS: 50 (15%)
DUE: WEEK 9 –Week beginning in
your normal class
Topic
Choose
ONE of the topics shown on P3 of these instructions. Choose ONE
set of questions under that topic.
Answer those questions using an essay format. Do NOT
write about any other topic. Do notchoose more than one topic and/ or
more than one set of questions.

·
Use a maximum
of three resources
·
Source must not
be older than 12 years
·
Sources may be othertextbooks, newspaper articles, academic journal articles and/
or magazine articles. Do NOT use Wiki resources
Plagiarism and Collusion
You
must read the information provided in relation to Plagiarism and Collusion on
the Portal in Week 7.

Essay Format and Academic Writing Skills
·
Include a suitable but brief Introduction that describes the PURPOSEof the essay
·
Include a suitable conclusion that comments on the FINDINGS you have made through your research.
·
There should be 3 to 5 body paragraphs. Do NOT
write continuously
·
All words that are taken from sources MUSTbe correctly CITED
·
Use ONLY
direct quotes
·
Use a Reference
List that matches the citations.
Use the Harvard Referencing System.
·
Proof-read / edit your work carefully.
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Formatting Instructions
These
instructions must be followed:
·
Use 11 or 12 Arial or Calibri font
·
Use 1.5 or 2.00 line spacing
·
Use A4 unrecycled paper, printed on one side
only
·
Press ‘Enter’ twice between each paragraph. Do NOT
indent paragraphs
·
Do NOTuse
headings
·
Do NOTuse
a Title Page
·
Use sequential
page numbering. The Assignment Cover
Sheet is not included
·
Put the word
count at the bottom left hand side before the Reference List
·
The Reference
List must be on a separate page
·
Staple on the top left hand corner. A plastic cover sheet is optional.
*Read the information on writing Essays on
the Portal
TOPICS
1.
Assertive behaviour (Chapter 5
– P61)

A.
Provide a clear definition of assertive behaviour. Discuss three reasons why using assertive
behaviour is important OR
B.
Compare and contrast aggressive and passive behaviours. Discuss possible outcomes when using either
behaviour OR
C.
Choose and explain three strategies for becoming assertive.

2.
Negotiation (Chapter 6 – P77)

A.
Provide a clear definition of negotiation. Discuss three reasons why negotiation is
important OR
B.
Discuss the steps involved in planning a negotiation OR
C.
Explain
the Win-Win, Win-Lose, Lose-Lose and Lose-Win strategies including potential
outcomes for using each strategy

3.
Conflict (Chapter 7- P94)

A.
Provide a clear definition of conflict.
Discuss the various levels of conflict OR
B.
Explain the differences between constructive and destructive conflict.
Choose TWO strategies that can be used when handling conflict OR
C.
Discuss
the importance of using positive communication skills and/ or attitudes when
handling conflict, using three examples.

MARKING GUIDE &
CHECKLIST
STUDENT NAME:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
STUDENT NUMBER:………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Max. Marks Actual
Mark
Assignment
cover sheet and marking guide – fully identified (2 marks)
Appropriate
choice of resources (3
marks)
Appropriate
content and questions answered (18
marks)
Essay format including
introduction, conclusion
and academic
writing skills (8
marks)

All
citations included – direct quotes only (5
marks)
Reference
list which matches citations (5 marks)
Correct format– font
size, line spacing, word count,
page numbers,
single-sided printing (5 marks)

Word
use/ spelling, expression, sentences, paragraphs (2 marks)
Proofreading/
editing and professional presentation skills (2
marks)
Total
Mark: /50
Percentage: /15

Final comments
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Lecturer’s signature:
Date assessed: