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PENYERAHAN DAN PENILAIAN TUGASAN ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT _________________________________________________________________________ KOD KURSUS /COURSE CODE : OUMH1303 TAJUK

KURSUS /COURSE TITLE : ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION SEMESTER /SEMESTER : MEI/MAY 2011 _________________________________________________________________________
ARAHAN KEPADA PELAJAR / INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS 1. Tugasan ini mengandungi DUA (2) soalan sahaja yang disediakan dalam bahasa modul bercetak kursus ini. / This assignment contains only TWO (2) questions that is set in the language of the printed module for the course. 2. Jawab dalam Bahasa Inggeris. / Answer in English. 3. Muatturunkan templet tugasan versi bahasa yang berkenaan daripada MyVLE untuk penyediaan dan penyerahan tugasan anda . Tugasan anda hendaklah ditaip dengan menggunakan saiz fon 12 Times New Roman dan langkau baris 1.5. / Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the MyVLE for preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. 4. Tugasan anda hendaklah antara 2500 hingga 3000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk rujukan. Bilangan perkataan hendaklah ditunjukkan di hujung tugasan anda. Jangan menyalin soalan dan arahan tugasan dalam jawapan anda. / Your assignment should be between 2500 and 3000 words excluding references. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. 5. Anda dikehendaki menghantar tugasan kepada TUTOR BERSEMUKA. / You must submit your assignment to the TUTOR. 6. Anda hanya boleh menghantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja. / You can submit your assignment ONCE only. 7. Tugasan anda hendaklah diserahkan antara 28 Jun 2011 hingga 10 Julai 2011. Serahan selepas 10 Julai 2011 TIDAK akan diterima. / Your assignment must be submitted between 28 June 2011 and 10 July 2011. Submission after 10 July will NOT be accepted. 8. Tugasan hendaklah disiapkan secara individu. Anda dilarang meniru tugasan orang lain. Anda juga dilarang sama sekali memplagiat kerja orang lain sebagai kerja sendiri . / Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.


you have been invited to present a paper and talk titled ‘The Benefits of Speaking Effectively in English' to a group of school leavers. increase self-confidence and self-worth. Content given is suggested only. dialogue. Good speaking abilities important for better job/career prospects: research shows link between speaking ability and career mobility. purpose of paper: benefits of speaking effectively Oral communication in English and personal development: interpersonal. be able to speak for yourself and for others on issues of public importance. Do the following to prepare for the presentation: 1. Write the paper using these headings/sub-headings and notes below as well as others that you may decide to use. ask relevant questions. Use numbered/bulleted lists to organise and present main/supporting ideas on a given slide. public forums. Make your slides visually interesting by using suitable colours for the background and embedded symbols and pictures as appropriate. etc. • Introduction – importance of English as the official second language. need for speech training in English. [Total: 30 Markah] 2 .ASSIGNMENT QUESTION As a member of your school alumni association. Use phrases rather than whole sentences to write the text of your slides. Effective speech performance in public: participate in conversation. effective/productive use of spoken English at the workplace. The paper will be distributed to the audience before your talk. etc. better job interview performance.. etc. concluding remarks • • • • 2. you may add your own ideas where appropriate. Summary of the paper: restate benefits of speaking effectively in English. etc. help develop bilingual competence. provide appropriate responses and informed viewpoints. Prepare 10 -12 MS PowerPoint slides based on the content of your paper for a 10 minute talk. group and public speaking skills contribute to language proficiency.

Oral Presentation – 10 marks Total: 30 marks 1. frequent grammatical errors causing unclear meaning. limited and repetitive choice of vocabulary. ideas are relevant to topic. Total Marks 0-3 20 Average to Good: Effective simple sentences. ideas are somewhat confused or disconnected. Written Paper – 20 marks 2. ideas are of little substance and inadequate. Poor to Fair: Limited knowledge of the assigned topic. adequate range of vocabulary. logical but incomplete sequencing.The breakdown of marks is as follows: 1. limited support. lacks logical sequencing and development. LANGUAGE (8 marks) Poor to Fair: Major problems in use of simple sentences. 0-4 Very Good to Excellent: Very effective use of complex sentence structure. supported and sequenced. ideas logically and coherently stated. several grammatical errors but meaning not obscured. Average to Good: Some knowledge of assigned topic. WRITTEN PAPER (20 marks): Assessment Criteria (Marks Allotment) Descriptors Very Good to Excellent: Substantive and knowledgeable development of assigned topic. appropriate register. ideas are mostly relevant to topic but lack details. loosely organised but main ideas stand out. overall cohesiveness achieved. ideas appropriately and interestingly selected. sophisticated and effective range of vocabulary. Marks 9-12 CONTENT & ORGANISATION (12 marks) 5-8 7-8 4-6 3 . few grammatical errors. adequate range of ideas.

incoherent and poor use of language features. some reading from prepared slides. cannot respond to audience. uses appropriate voice volume and intonation. uses suitable linguistic expressions. Satisfactory presenter who is able to present ideas coherently and clearly most of the time. uses poor linguistic expressions. communication sometimes affected by major errors. communication generally not affected by errors. communication is not at all affected by minor errors. uses some suitable linguistic expressions. some ideas are lost or confusing. Less than satisfactory presenter. uses inappropriate voice volume (too soft) or intonation. shows inability to perform task. natural and no reading of prepared slides. Poor presenter with little or no communication taking place. total reading from prepared slides. some reading from prepared slides but not too obvious. ORAL PRESENTATION (10 marks): Component Effective Presenter Descriptors Excellent presenter who presents ideas coherently and clearly. Total Marks Scores 9-10 Good Presenter 7-8 Fair Presenter 5-6 Poor Presenter 0-4 10 TOTAL= 30 marks 4 .2. uses acceptable voice volume and intonation.

Tell them how to use the APA style (6th ed. if available) of documenting resources/references.e. Yahoo or any other suitable search engine for more information on the important status of English globally as well as locally. commenting on and documenting the information that they obtain from various sources. Check to see that the headings and sub-headings of the paper and the slide presentation form a coherent whole. the main benefits of speaking well in English. Remember that you are preparing the slides to talk about the ideas contained in them. do not merely copy and paste paragraphs or even whole sentences from your paper. 5. GUIDE FOR THE TUTOR 1. not to read continuously from the slides! Use pictures and/or drawings to make your slides interesting but these graphic elements must be relevant to the content of your presentation. by summarising. In other words. and in public. Examine/Mark student assignments and enter the respective student’s marks into the OMES. 2. quoting. Search the Internet using Google. Refer also to interview skills. Refer to Module Topics on speaking effectively in interpersonal situations. Use a uniform colour scheme for the background in your MS PowerPoint slides. Note the URL or web address of useful websites that you access. When possible. Use various combinations of the keywords taken from the notes given under each sub-heading in the assignment question. 3. If you want to link short video clips to your presentation. Make sure that your text in the slides is not too wordy. paraphrasing. Advise them about how they can avoid plagiarism when sourcing information i. 3.GUIDE FOR STUDENTS 1. 4. and benefits of oral communication in English. 2. Write down also the author and page title (if available). 4. Please help the students structure both their paper and the MS PowerPoint presentation slides. Advise students on aspects of content and organisation as well as (academic) language style so that they are able to revise their work accordingly. and the date you accessed the page so that you can include the information in your references page at the end of your paper. Summarise and use numbered lists and/or bulleted lists to present your main ideas and supporting points. assist students with accessing the Internet for relevant information that they can use in their paper or presentation. do talk with your tutor to see if it may be feasible. in small group situations. Summarise the information as much as possible to highlight the importance of English in the Malaysian context. 5 . and how these may be derived from speech training. Remember to source information from reputable websites such as university or college sites.

/ This assignment accounts for 30% of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Answer Scheme.___________________________________________________________________________ PENILAIAN / EVALUATION Tugasan ini akan menyumbangkan 30% markah kepada kursus tersebut dan akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Skema Jawapan. Assignments with more than 30% overlap with others : Zero mark would be given MUKA SURAT TAMAT / END OF PAGE 6 .30 % yang sama dengan lain: 20% potongan daripada jumlah markah yang diperolehi. Assignments with 10 . marks would be deducted as follows:   • • Tugasan dengan kandungan 10 . Jika plagiarisme dikesan. If plagiarism is detected. markah akan dipotong seperti berikut: / Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check.30 % overlap with others: 20% deduction from the total marks scored. Tugasan melebihi kandungan 30% yang sama dengan lain: Markah sifar akan diberikan. PLAGIARISME: POTONGAN MARKAH / PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION Amaran: Tugasan yang diserahkan secara automatik akan disemak untuk persamaan. Anda akan dimaklumkan tentang markah tugasan ini sebelum Peperiksaan Akhir Semester bermula / You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences.