Assignment 3: Ling 337 Semester 1 2018 Essay or report on an issue in LST:
Choose ONE of the following topics:
(Whichever topic you choose, DO NOT use texts from Assignments 1 or 2 as examples to illustrate your argument.) Please
Please write the topic number as a heading for your essay or report
Topic 1: The use of visuals in EITHER pedagogic science OR popular science OR professional science
Topic 2: A comparison of the use of visuals in professional, popular and pedagogic science
Topic 3: A comparison in the use of metaphor in professional, popular and pedagogic science
Topic 4: The use of metaphor in professional OR popular OR pedagogic science
Topic 5: Can popular science texts be used to teach the language of science to science students at university? Why or why not?
Topic 6: Select a website dealing with popular science and analyse the way it presents information and uses language (including metaphor), visuals and multimedia. (If you select this option, please check your selected site with Caroline or Louise before you begin.)
Topic 7: Select a Youtube clip or a TV documentary dealing with popular, professional or pedagogic science and analyse the way it presents information and uses language (including metaphor), visuals and multimedia. (If you select this option, please check your selected clip with Caroline or Louise before you begin.)
Length: 2000 words
Due date: Friday 25 May, 11.55pm, 2018
Weighting: 40% Grading criteria:
You need to select the most appropriate genre for your assignment. This could be EITHER an essay OR a report.
If you are arguing for a position, you should write an essay.
If you are conducting an analysis, you should write a report.
You will be graded with reference to the following criteria:
• select the appropriate genre for the assignment: essay or analytical report • introduce the text, resource or topic you have chosen and explain why it is of interest
• identify the features or issues to be examined
• critically analyse the selected features
• support you argument with references to the relevant literature (a minimum of 8 sources, including at least 2 from the set readings)
NB: These references must be references to the research literature.
• use APA reference style for in-text referencing
• provide a list of references, using APA style
• write clearly and accurately, using appropriate structure and academic language Guides to essay writing and to analytical report writing are available on iLearn in the folder marked Improving your academic skills.
Gradings (as recommended by Macquarie University):
High Distinction (HD) 85%-100%
Work of superior quality and clear evidence of extensive, informed analysis
Distinction (D) 75% – 84%
Work of good quality with clear evidence of informed analysis
Credit (Cr) 65%-74%
Work of predominantly good quality with some evidence of informed analysis
Pass (P) 50%-64% Work of satisfactory quality with a focus on description (little analysis)
Fail (F) 0-49% Failure to complete an assignment satisfactorily. Description without analysis; use of inappropriate sources; plagiarism; lack of clear argument.
Assignment submission procedures
This assignment needs to be submitted to Turnitin using the link in the assessments file on iLearn
Add a footer to each page of the assignment, with page numbering and the unit code in the footer
You should keep a duplicate copy of your assignment in case your original copy is mislaid.
Marked assignments will be available on iLearn, and the mark registered in Grademark (on iLearn) usually 4 weeks after submission. An announcement will be posted on iLearn when marking is completed. Late Submissions
Late submissions may attract a penalty of 5% of total marks per day. To avoid a penalty, please contact ask@mq where you can apply for special consideration. Caroline Moir