Nglish usage and style in Academic Writing

i § The planning and overall structure of your essay (including an appropriate introduction and conclusion and the development of ideas across paragraphs)
i § The ability to construct a coherent, cohesive and objective written argument based on sound critical evaluation of the source material used
i § Adherence to the conventions of academic usage and style
i § The application of appropriate citation techniques, supported by an accurate reference list
i § Accurate use of grammar and punctuation.

Nglish usage and style in Academic Writing

Instructions:
For this assignment you are required to produce a 600 word summary of a number of sources provided by your tutor. These will consist of five short written texts/ articles, together with a short oral presentation, all of which deal with different aspects of the same topic. The assignment requires you to identify and extract the key points from each of the sources and then use your skills of paraphrasing and synthesising to create a succinct, fluent and coherent summary, together with an accurate list of references.


Criteria:
Your assignment will be graded according to the following criteria:

a? The structure and logical development of ideas within your summary
a? The content of your summary, with inclusion of all the key points
a? Your citation skills a how well you quote, paraphrase and acknowledge the sources referred to
a? Your ability to accurately synthesise the source material within your summary
a? The accuracy of your reference list, with full adherence to the Harvard system
a? Your adherence to the conventions of academic usage and style and level of grammatical accuracy