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  1. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Present your written assignment effectively; </li></ul><ul><li>Apply citation style based on the American Psychological Association (APA format; and </li></ul><ul><li>Practise effective techniques for oral presentation. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Steps in Writing an Assignment <ul><li>Select a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Search for information </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and select </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes from resources </li></ul><ul><li>Plan an outline </li></ul><ul><li>Organise and consolidate </li></ul><ul><li>Write the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Review assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Present before deadline </li></ul>
  3. 4. Common Faults Found in Assignment <ul><li>Unfocused treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Shallow treatment of topic/subject </li></ul><ul><li>Badly organised content (poor presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of fluency and flow </li></ul><ul><li>Poor introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Poor conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Boring presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Irrelevant information </li></ul>
  4. 6. a) Introduction <ul><li>Scope of the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Setting the scene or clarify what the main issue is </li></ul><ul><li>How you intend to approach it </li></ul>
  5. 7. b) Body of Content <ul><li>Contain your ideas, opinions and facts </li></ul><ul><li>Explained and argued out systematically and logically </li></ul><ul><li>With each idea or issue or argument flowing smoothly from one to another </li></ul>
  6. 8. c) Conclusion <ul><li>A good conclusion should provide the read with a sense of completion or closure </li></ul><ul><li>Your conclusion should tally with the introduction and the body of content </li></ul>
  7. 9. d) Accompanying Information <ul><li>List of References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>list of materials referred to and used in the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reflect the scope and depth of your reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Footnotes or Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>notes at the bottom of the page that contain the relevant information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be in the form of a citation or explanation of information </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. e) Quotations & Paraphrasing <ul><li>Quotation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ideas and opinions of other people being reproduced verbatim </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ideas and opinions of other people rewritten using own words </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. f) Citation Style <ul><li>Documenting all the sources used in a paper </li></ul><ul><li>Types of resources/references are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific topics in a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other types of materials (newspaper articles, audio-video materials, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. The Final Draft <ul><li>Is the assignment focused? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I plan and prepare well? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the content show understanding of relevant issues related to the topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the writing show evidence of wide reading and research on the topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a logical development of issues from one paragraph to another? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the arguments convincing and supported by evidence? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the analysis clear and logical? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the language simple and precise? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the conclusion answer questions raised in the body of content? </li></ul>
  11. 13. Assignment Format <ul><li>Use A4 size white paper. Do not mix sizes. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave a right margin of 3cm. </li></ul><ul><li>Title Page on the first page with complete personal details. </li></ul><ul><li>Put name and matric number in all pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Use font size 12 points. </li></ul><ul><li>Font type Times New Roman is the font generally used. </li></ul><ul><li>Number all pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct pages for all diagrams and illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Bind or staple the assignment. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Writing Essays under Examination Conditions <ul><li>Apply same steps as writing an assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose questions on topics that you are confident of answering. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend few minutes jotting down ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly organise them systematically. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Oral Presentation <ul><li>Audience and purpose of presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You would need to know the audience because it affects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The equipment you use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The level of preparation you need to make </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The type of attire you need to wear </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The language you use (formal or informal) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The setting of the room </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Oral Presentation <ul><li>Planning and preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the breadth and depth of th topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be comfortable with the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide on the type of presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check whether appropriate equipment is available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check whether the materials to be used are available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration of presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start preparations early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check on availability of equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test the equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide on suitable attire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep text to minimum </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Learning Skills: Presenting Information by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my.