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Assignment 3

Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Required Due date
ESSAY (1500 words) 100.00 35.00 Y 6 June 2014

Essay
Write an essay on one of the following topics. This is a communication course so it is important that your discussion of the topic is written from a communication perspective.
The marking criteria for Assignment 3: Essay must be attached to your submission. If you submit your assignment via EASE (Electronic Assignment Submission via StudyDesk, however, you don't need to send a criteria sheet).
Note:
Essay checklist
This is an interactive exercise that can only be accessed on the CD (Interactive activity 2.4 in module 2).


CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS - (THE ONE YOU CHOSE FOR ASSIGNMENT 1)
Topic 1
Has communication technology made people less effective communicators?
Please read the following before starting your essay. Note: These readings should be a starting point for your research.
• Chapter 8 - Kossen, Kiernan & Lawrence.
• Module 1 – Communication theory, perception and/or audience analysis

For this planning assignment you will need to think about the topic. You will need to decide what your viewpoint on this topic is. In other words, do you agree, disagree, or perhaps think there are two sides to the question. What you think about the topic will be your thesis statement.
See sample essay assignment in Additional resources.
Topic 2
Does proxemics have a significant impact in the workplace?
Please read the following before starting your essay. Note: These readings should be a starting point for your research.
• Chapter 10 Kossen, Kiernan & Lawrence.
• Module 7 – Nonverbal communication

For this planning assignment you will need to think about the topic. You will need to decide what your viewpoint on this topic is. In other words, do you agree, disagree, or perhaps think there are two sides to the question. What you think about the topic will be your thesis statement. See sample essay assignment in Additional resources.

Topic 3
Does a great speech rely more on charisma than skill?
Please read the following before starting your essay. Note: These readings should be a starting point for your research.
• Chapter 9, Kossen, Kiernan & Lawrence.
• Module 3 – Oral communication

For this planning assignment you will need to think about the topic. You will need to decide what your viewpoint on this topic is. In other words, do you agree, disagree, or perhaps think there are two sides to the question. What you think about the topic will be your thesis statement. See sample essay assignment in Additional resources.

Topic 4
Emotional intelligence and impression management are often regarded as positive traits, but can they be used to manipulate people?
Please read the following before starting your essay. Note: These readings should be a starting point for your research.
• Chapter 12, Kossen, Kiernan & Lawrence.
• Module 5 – Intrapersonal and professional communication

For this planning assignment you will need to think about the topic. You will need to decide what your viewpoint on this topic is. In other words, do you agree, disagree, or perhaps think there are two sides to the question. What you think about the topic will be your thesis statement. See sample essay assignment in Additional resources.

Marking criteria for assignment 3: Essay
Length of essay: 1500 words
Print and return with your essay assignment submission. If you submit your assignment via EASE (Electronic Assignment Submission via StudyDesk), you don’t need to send a criteria sheet.
Student name: _________________________Student number: ________________
Marks
1. Content:
• Clear focus on topic
• Logical argument developed (without fallacies – see module 4)
• Accuracy, depth and understanding of content
• Evidence of relevant research/theory base in body of essay
• Research/theory information analysed, interpreted and applied /15
/15
/15
/10
/15
2. Structure:
• Introduction
• Paragraphs in body (correctly formatted and structured – see assignment 1 details)
• Conclusion /10
3. Mechanics:
• Expression, spelling, punctuation
• Vocabulary (tone and style) /12
4. Academic demands: /6
• Sources of information acknowledged
• Referencing system correct
• Appropriate range of sources in bibliography
Presentation: /2
Total /100