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  • 1. WUC131/03 Learning Skills for University Studies Semester 1, 2011Tutor-marked Assignment 1 (TMA 1 - 10%) Submission Date: 25 February 2011 (Before 2400 hrs)
  • 2. Tutor-marked Assignment 1Evidence of plagiarism or collusion will be taken seriously and the Universityregulations will be applied fully. You are advised to be familiar with the University’sdefinitions of plagiarism and collusion.Instructions:1. This is an individual assignment. No duplication of work will be tolerated. Any plagiarism or collusion may result in ZERO mark awarded to all involved and further disciplinary action.2. The total marks for TMA 1 is 100 and contributes 10% towards the total Course Score (CS).3. TMA 1 contains two (2) questions. Answer all the questions in English.4. Submit your TMA 1 to Turnitin to generate your Originality Report.5. REMINDER: Turnitin submission is NOT the same as OAS submission. You need to submit your TMA 1 both to Turnitin and OAS.6. Attach (using “Insert object”) or zip the Turnitin Originality Report together with your TMA 1 and submit that combined file through the Online Assignment Submission (OAS) system.7. The deadline for the submission of TMA 1 is 25 February 2011.
  • 3. Question 1As distance learners, you might not have the time to go to the library often to study or to lookfor printed information to complete your assignments. The digital library, accessible fromyour computer (with internet access), can help you search for the resources you need.Discuss any three (3) advantages and any two (2) disadvantages of the digital library fordistance learners like yourself. (25 marks)Question 2Refer to Thomas Dixon’s e-book entitled ‘How to Get a First: The Essential Guide toAcademic Success’ (available in the MyDigitalLibrary’s e-books Center listings under thecategory of ‘Education’). Read Chapter 2 and answer the following questions.(a) Explain what primary and secondary reference materials are. (30 marks)(b) Give one example of primary reference material and one example of secondary reference material in each of two (2) academic disciplines of your own choice. (20 marks)(c) Name five (5) non-academic activities that exert demands on time that you would otherwise spend in your studies. (10 marks)(d) Discuss the three key pieces of time management technology. (15 marks)
  • 4. WUC131/03 Learning Skills for University Studies Semester 1, 2011Tutor-marked Assignment 2 (TMA 2 - 20%) Submission Date: 25 March 2011 (Before 2400 hrs)
  • 5. Tutor-marked Assignment 2Evidence of plagiarism or collusion will be taken seriously and the Universityregulations will be applied fully. You are advised to be familiar with the University’sdefinitions of plagiarism and collusion.Instructions:1. This is an individual assignment. No duplication of work will be tolerated. Any plagiarism or collusion may result in ZERO mark awarded to all involved and further disciplinary action.2. The total marks for TMA 2 is 100 and contributes 20% towards the total Course Score (CS).3. TMA 2 contains three (3) questions. Answer all the questions in English.4. Submit your TMA 2 to Turnitin to generate your Originality Report.5. REMINDER: Turnitin submission is NOT the same as OAS submission. You need to submit your TMA 2 both to Turnitin and OAS.6. Attach (using “Insert object”) or zip the Turnitin Originality Report together with your TMA 2 and submit that combined file through the Online Assignment Submission (OAS) system.7. The deadline for the submission of TMA 2 is 25 March 2011.
  • 6. Question 1As an ODL student in Wawasan Open University, you have to manage and be responsible foryour own learning. In order to be a successful distance learner you need to develop certainqualities.Discuss five (5) qualities that you will need to develop in order to be a successful opendistance learner. Illustrate your answer for each quality with an example from your ownpersonal experience. (25 marks)Question 2Wawasan Open University places the highest importance on academic honesty in its ODLassessment system. As responsible learners, we have to acknowledge all our sources ofinformation. The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) has been adopted by WOU as the housestyle to cite sources.Read the article “FAQs and Guidelines on Citations” in the “ASSIGNMENT FILE, SELF-TEST AND ONLINE QUIZZES” section in the WawasanLearn LMS for WUC131/05Learning Skills for University Studies.Select any three (3) online books and any two (2) journal articles available in the WawasanOpen University Library. Use the author-date system of the CMS to create bibliographicentries for the sources of information that you have selected. (25 marks)Question 3Read the article “Using Turnitin in WOU” in the “ASSIGNMENT FILE, SELF-TEST ANDONLINE QUIZZES” section in the WawasanLearn LMS for WUC131/05 Learning Skills forUniversity Studies and answer the following questions.(a) How does Turnitin work as a plagiarism prevention tool? (15 marks)(b) How does Turnitin serve as a teaching-learning tool? (10 marks)(c) What actions should you take if the Similarity Index in the Originality Report for your TMA exceeds 30%? (25 marks)
  • 7. WUC131/03 Learning Skills for University Studies Semester 1, 2011Tutor-marked Assignment 3 (TMA 3 - 20%) Submission Date: 29 April 2011 (Before 2400 hrs)
  • 8. Tutor-marked Assignment 3Evidence of plagiarism or collusion will be taken seriously and the University regulations willbe applied fully. You are advised to be familiar with the University’s definitions of plagiarismand collusion.Instructions:1. This is an individual assignment. No duplication of work will be tolerated. Any plagiarism or collusion may result in ZERO mark awarded to all involved and further disciplinary action.2. The total marks for TMA 3 is 100 and contributes 20% towards the total Course Score (CS).3. TMA 3 contains two (2) questions. Answer all the questions in English.4. Submit your TMA 3 to Turnitin to generate your Originality Report.5. REMINDER: Turnitin submission is NOT the same as OAS submission. You need to submit your TMA 3 both to Turnitin and OAS.6. Attach (using “Insert object”) or zip the Turnitin Originality Report together with your TMA 3 and submit that combined file through the Online Assignment Submission (OAS) system.7. The deadline for the submission of TMA 3 is 29 April 2011.
  • 9. Question 1Your friend Lilian has difficulties staying focused on her studies. As such, she does not seemto be able to complete her assignments on schedule or do any revision for her course.Discuss any four (4) ways to motivate Lilian. In your answer, include specific examples youwould use to motivate Lilian to achieve her academic goals and objectives. (65 marks)Question 2It is important to take or write notes in the process of learning.Discuss five (5) ways in which note-taking can help you learn more effectively. (35 marks)