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July 2013 class assignment 1 brief

  1. 1. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Research Unit for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia Foundation of Natural Build Environment (FNBE) English 2 [ENGL 0205] Prerequisite: English 1 Lecturer: Cassandra Wijesuria _____________________________________________________________________ LO Class assignment 1; Observing the unfamiliar The Tool Individual work. Students will prepare a description of 2 the chosen tool. 5% A minimum of one and a half A4 page narrative of the chosen tool. Deadline: digital submission by 11.59pm, Thursday, 14th Nov. 2013 (Week 7). Submissions of hard copies to be submitted after handing them online. Introduction The purpose of this assignment is to help you understand how your descriptive writing can improve as you deepen your capacity to observe. Objectives of Assignment The objectives of this project are as follows:
  2. 2. You are to choose a tool that you were to observe over the period of a week. The tool may be a cooking implement, a specialized tool for some craft, a cosmetic tool, or anything interesting item from your kitchen drawer or tool chest. DO NOT choose tools that have sharp points or blades. N.B. Students should have informed the instructor what they intend to do and received confirmation on whether the selected tool is suitable. Learning Outcomes of this Class Assignment Students will observe and analyze the object chosen and write a well-developed and well-organized descriptive and narrative essay or extended description/journal entries . Tasks - Methodology 1. Set up your workplace on your desk or kitchen table so that you can look at the chosen tool carefully with no hindrances and obstructions. 2. Begin by really taking your time to explore the object. Let yourself be like a curious child or a dedicated scientist. Notice and write down your first reactions. Spend at least fifteen minutes noting down the visual details of your object before exploring the other senses, i.e. touch, hear, smell and taste. 3. Put all your information together and write at least one and a half page typed description (Arial 12, double spacing) that enables readers to imagine the object. You may also provide a drawing of the object that you are observing. Organize your information so that your reader can follow your process of observation. In a final paragraph, or as you go along, describe what it felt for you as you worked. Were there stages in your process? Did you feel frustrated and anxious if you couldn’t label your object? Submission Requirement Students will first submit the typed-written assignment with the required cover page that is provided by 11.59 pm on Thursday, 14th NOVEMBER 2013 (WEEK 7). The hard copy of the assignment MUST be sent in to the instructor on the classes’ respective tutorial day. Any online submissions AFTER the 14th of November will NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Assessment criteria The assessment for this assignment will be based on: TGC Acquired Assessment Criteria Marks % Group Component Demonstrated understanding of brief and length requirements 15 %
  3. 3. Appropriateness exploration of elements listen in the marking criteria 40% Quality and clarity in language and presenting information for the assignment. 45% (Will be calculated as 5%)TOTAL 100% Marking criteria The marking criteria for the submission and the grading scheme are indicated in the rubric section below: One and a half full page minimum. Exploration of the following elements: 15 points 40 points ( 5 points each) Temperature Texture Weight Smell General shape and parts Colors Sounds Visual design elements such as scratches, trademarks, thumbprints. Inferences or guesses regarding its function 15 points Physical description complete No distracting errors of spelling, punctuation, or sentence skills errors. Personal process described, 10 points. 10 points. 10 points.
  4. 4. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN THE DESIGN SCHOOL FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT NAME: Mak Mun Choon STUDENT ID NO: 0314928 TOOL SELECTED: spoon WORD COUNT: 768 words ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205) WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: NARRATIVE ESSAY LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA SUBMISSION DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER 2013
  5. 5. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN THE DESIGN SCHOOL FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT NAME: Mak Mun Choon STUDENT ID NO: 0314928 TOOL SELECTED: spoon WORD COUNT: 768 words ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205) WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: NARRATIVE ESSAY LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA SUBMISSION DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER 2013

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