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CUC100 Assessment 1: Learning Reflections (x2)
Value: 15% (Learning Reflection 1 = 5%, Learning Reflection 2 = 10%)
Length: Approximately 250 words per reflection
Due date: LR 1— Monday, 23:59 (CST), Week 3
LR 2 — Monday, 23:59 (CST), Week 5
Submission:
Submit your Learning Reflections through the -Al: Learning Reflections- link in the -Assessment Submission- area of Learnline by 23:59 (CST) on the respective Monday when each is due.
Task overview:
Each assessment in this unit represents a step in the process of completing an academic essay, so this first assessment covers Step 1; reflecting on what you know about the topic and what aspect of the task you will focus on.
This assessment has two (2) separate learning reflection submissions. They will each help you consider what you know already about sustainability, and also help you choose one of five scenarios that are available to write about and begin to develop your ideas for your Persuasive Essay (Assessment 4).
You can write in -first person- (I, me, my) for these learning reflections, as you are expected to reflect and write on your own thoughts and views. However, you must use full sentences, correct paragraphing, grammar and punctuation.
Task details:
Learning Reflection 1 (5%): Thinking about the theme of sustainability and your essay scenario
In 200 to 300 words (that is, two paragraphs, each of 100 to 150 words):
1. What are some examples of sustainability concerns you have come across personally or in your community?
2. Which sustainability scenario (select one from the five below) have you chosen for your essay, and what is it about this scenario that interests you, and why?
NB: For this learning reflection, your answers should include no research and no referencing, as they should simply be based on your own prior understanding, as well as personal reflections that you may have had so far in the unit.
Scenarios:
• Food production
• The health and livelihoods of groups of people seeking asylum
• Lifestyle choices in urban or community settings
• Resource usage in a professional workplace (e.g. hospital, school, law firm, etc.)
• Tourism
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Overview of Assessments
There are four assessments for this unit. You
must achieve a minimum of a pass (50%) in
your Persuasive Essay in order to pass the
unit - even if you achieve an overall pass grader::
in your other assessments.
The first three assessments each represent a il
stage in preparing for the final one, your 11
Persuasive Essay. They also represent
different types of academic assessment that
can be required at university. So, as you learn il
and practise them, you will perfect skills
needed for the rest of your study.
The full details of the assessments outlined
below can also be accessed by clicking on the
blue links for each Assessment Guide.
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document in a new window, please make sure il
you have 'allowed pop-up' permissions.
Alternatively, you can just right-click the hyper-)
linked (blue) documents and select 'open link
in a new window'.
Assessment Number Type Weight Length Due Date/ Time MONDAY 23:59 (CST) Guidelines and
Marking Rubric
1 Learning Reflections: considering what you know 150, About 250 words per learning reflection Week 3 = 25th November Week 5 = 9th December Assessment 1 Guideline,
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Assessment 1 LR1 Rubric
Assessment 1 LR2 Rubric
CUC100 Assessment 1: Learning Reflections (x2)
Learning Reflection 2 (10%): Thinking about how your essay scenario relates to the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental)
By now you should have started scoping and developing ideas about the scenario you have chosen for your essay (from one of the five listed below). In 200 to 300 words (that is, two paragraphs, each of 100 to 150 words):
1. For your chosen scenario and scope, how would you describe some of the different sustainability concerns that you think need to be considered under each of the three pillars (environmental, social and economic)?
2. Given the concerns you have identified, do you think any of the three pillars should be responded to first to help achieve a sustainable outcome? Why or why not?
For example, in Ben Brown's Tanakeke Island case (see video in Week 4.2), the economic pillar had to be addressed before the other two pillars, because the community was so poor.
NB: For this learning reflection, your answers should include no research and no referencing, as they should simply be based on your own prior understanding, as well as personal reflections that you may have had so far in the unit.
Scenarios:
• Food production
• The health and livelihoods of groups of people seeking asylum
• Lifestyle choices in urban or community settings
• Resource usage in a professional workplace (e.g. hospital, school, law firm, etc.)
• Tourism
Points to consider for passing Assessment 1:
• Read the questions carefully, stay on topic and stick to the word limit.
• Use 'Scoop-it' to help inform your ideas.
• Read the guidelines for the Persuasive Essay (Assessment 4) so that you are clear about the scenarios available to choose from and how this assessment relates to Assessment 4.
• Structure each reflection in two separate paragraphs to fully answer both questions.
• The reflective writing genre differs from essay writing. A 'learning reflection' should give your original thoughts, knowledge and/or ideas on a topic with no concern about being 'right or wrong'. It should relate to the topic through meaningful, everyday life experience. Your voice (as author) should be clear and relatively informal. Use this task as a starting point towards building your understanding of 'sustainability' and your chosen scenario, as well as an opportunity to practice writing clearly and concisely.
• Write your draft response in a Word document so that you can use spell-check. Then save a copy for your records before copy-and-pasting into the submission area on Learnline.
• Don't settle for an obvious or predictable response. Challenge yourself to reflect critically and analytically about sustainability in your answers.
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