TASK: RESEARCH ESSAY (INDIVIDUAL WORK)
WORD COUNT: 550-600
MARKS: 50 (15%)
DUE: WEEK 9 â€“Week beginning in
your normal class
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
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
All words that are taken from sources MUSTbe correctly CITED
Use a Reference
List that matches the citations.
Use the Harvard Referencing System.
Proof-read / edit your work carefully.
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
Press â€˜Enterâ€™ twice between each paragraph. Do NOT
a Title Page
page numbering. The Assignment Cover
Sheet is not included
Put the word
count at the bottom left hand side before the Reference List
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
Assertive behaviour (Chapter 5
Provide a clear definition of assertive behaviour. Discuss three reasons why using assertive
behaviour is important OR
Compare and contrast aggressive and passive behaviours. Discuss possible outcomes when using either
Choose and explain three strategies for becoming assertive.
Negotiation (Chapter 6 â€“ P77)
Provide a clear definition of negotiation. Discuss three reasons why negotiation is
Discuss the steps involved in planning a negotiation OR
the Win-Win, Win-Lose, Lose-Lose and Lose-Win strategies including potential
outcomes for using each strategy
Conflict (Chapter 7- P94)
Provide a clear definition of conflict.
Discuss the various levels of conflict OR
Explain the differences between constructive and destructive conflict.
Choose TWO strategies that can be used when handling conflict OR
the importance of using positive communication skills and/ or attitudes when
handling conflict, using three examples.
MARKING GUIDE &
Max. Marks Actual
cover sheet and marking guide â€“ fully identified (2 marks)
choice of resources (3
content and questions answered (18
Essay format including
writing skills (8
citations included â€“ direct quotes only (5
list which matches citations (5 marks)
Correct formatâ€“ font
size, line spacing, word count,
single-sided printing (5 marks)
use/ spelling, expression, sentences, paragraphs (2 marks)
editing and professional presentation skills (2