Recent Question/Assignment

ETS3 ARW Essay Development Assessment Intake 1 2019 20%
Due Date: Week 4 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 1pm
With increasing populations, especially in urban centres, space in many areas is limited, and demand for housing is high. As a result, millions of people globally are living in high density accommodation such as apartment blocks. This often involves living in a smaller space compared to a free standing house, and having multiple, sometimes hundreds, of different individuals and families living close to each other in the same building. This can have benefits and drawbacks, for local governments, law enforcement, business owners, property developers, community organisations and of course, the residents themselves.
Essay Question
High density housing is beneficial for residents. Do you agree?
Sources: You will choose one article from the reading list, and one article from the library search. You Library Search article must be:
• based on the primary research of the authors
• published in a peer reviewed journal (check this on ulrichsweb)
• published fewer than 5 years ago
Reading List: Choose one article from this list.
Cho, M, Ha, TM, Lim, ZMT & Chong, KH 2018, ‘“Small places” of ageing in a high-rise housing neighbourhood’, Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 47, pp. 57-65
Gan, WQ, Sanderson, WT, Browning, SR & Mannino, DM 2017, ‘Different types of housing and respiratory health outcomes’, Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 7, pp. 124–129
Kerstens, J & Pojani, D 2018, ‘Urban living preferences of youth international migrants: an investigation of Asian students in Australia’, Australian Planner, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 36–45
Park, SH, Lee, PJ & Lee, BK 2017, ‘Levels and sources of neighbour noise in heavyweight residential buildings in Korea’, Applied Acoustics, vol. 120, pp. 148–157
Essay Development Assessment (EDA) Instructions
Students are required to submit a 500 word partial research essay. It needs to include the introduction and one body paragraph. Students will also need to submit an essay plan for the rest of the essay.
In week 1, students will be able to download the essay question and the reading list from Moodle.
Students are to use two journal articles as evidence for their argument. One article must be chosen from the reading list and the other article must be found in the library.
Assessment Components
500 word Part Essay
The Structure of the research essay is as follows;
I) Background
II) Definitions
III) Thesis
IV) Preview with two preview points
Body Paragraph 1:
i) Claim
ii) Justification
iii) Specific Reason 1
iv) Evidence (selected from one of the journal articles)
v) Critical Comment
vi) Specific Reason 2
vii) Evidence (selected from the other journal article)
viii) Critical Comment
ix) Concluding Sentence
Essay Plan for Body Paragraph 2
Students will need to complete and submit an Essay Plan for the second main body paragraph. It should include the following parts (in full sentences):
i) Claim 2
ii) Justification
iii) Specific Reason 1
iv) Specific Reason 2
Reference List: Based on the Harvard System of Referencing (not included in the Word Count)
Essay Formatting
Spacing: Double space & justified Font: 12 Arial or Times New Roman
Header: Student number & Tutorial group Footer: Paginated
The assessment will be submitted as a word document on Turnitin before 1pm on Wednesday of Week 4. Late submission of assessments will be penalised with a 10% reduction of marks for each day late.
Submissions that show a percentage of similarity of 20% or higher on Turnitin will face penalties for poor paraphrasing and may face further penalties if it is found to be a case of academic misconduct.
Students will receive feedback from their teachers on their submitted essays upon return of marks. This feedback should be used to help students in their writing development as they progress towards the final assessment.
Key Feedback Areas
• Structure
• Cohesion and coherence
• Grammar and vocabulary
• Argument and use of sources and evidence