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ASSIGNMENT / TUGASAN

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OUMH1103
LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS
SEPTEMBER 2015 SEMESTER

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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS / ARAHAN KEPADA PELAJAR
1. This assignment contains only FOUR (4) activities that are set in both Malay and English. / Tugasan ini
mengandungi EMPAT (4) aktiviti sahaja yang disediakan dalam bahasa Melayu dan bahasa Inggeris.
2. Answer in Malay or English. / Jawab dalam bahasa Melayu atau bahasa Inggeris.
3. Learners are to submit assignment only in MsWord format unless specified otherwise. Please refrain from
converting text/phrases into picture format such as .gif / .jpeg / print screen / etc. / Anda dikehendaki
menyerahkan tugasan dalam format MsWord melainkan dinyatakan sebaliknya. Anda tidak dibenarkan
untuk menukar teks/frasa tugasan tersebut kepada format grafik seperti .jpeg / .gif / print screen / dan
lain-lain format berkaitan.
4. 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. / Muat turunkan templat 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.
5. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. Only assignment answer developed
within the approximate word limit will be assessed. The number of words should be shown at the end of
your assignment. / Jangan menyalin soalan dan arahan tugasan dalam jawapan anda. Pemeriksa tidak
akan membaca jawapan tugasan yang melebihi had patah perkataan yang dibenarkan. Jumlah perkataan
hendaklah dinyatakan di penghujung tugasan anda.
6. You must submit your assignment ONLINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the
procedures to submit your assignment online. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted
assignment and proof of the submission for personal reference. / Anda dikehendaki menghantar tugasan
SECARA ONLINE melalui MyVLE. Sila rujuk kepada portal untuk arahan mengenai prosedur
penghantaran tugasan secara online. Anda dinasihatkan menyimpan salinan tugasan yang dihantar dan
bukti penghantaran untuk rujukan sendiri.
7. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. The file must be in MS-WORD format.
Please ensure that you submit the CORRECT and latest version of file. File which is wrongly submitted
must be re-submitted online before the deadline. / Anda hanya boleh menghantar tugasan SEKALI
sahaja dalam SATU fail. Fail tugasan yang dihantar mestilah dalam format MS-WORD (filename.doc).
Sila pastikan fail adalah VERSI TERKINI yang BETUL. Fail yang tersalah hantar hendaklah dihantar
semula secara on-line sebelum tamat tempoh penghantaran.
8. Your assignment must be submitted between 23rd 29th November 2015. Submission after 29th
November 2015 will NOT be accepted. / Tugasan anda hendaklah diserahkan antara 23hb 29hb
November 2015. Serahan selepas 29hb November 2015 TIDAK akan diterima.

9. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another persons assignment. You
should also not plagiarise another persons work as your own. / Tugasan hendaklah disiapkan secara
individu. Anda dilarang meniru tugasan orang lain. Anda juga dilarang sama sekali memplagiat kerja
orang lain sebagai kerja sendiri.
10. Please take note that PENALTY will be imposed on late submission of assignment as specified in the
Registrars Office circular 6/2012 (Refer to Registrars Announcement in myVLE). / Sila ambil maklum
tentang PENALTI yang akan dikenakan ke atas penghantaran lewat tugasan seperti yang tertera di
pekeliling pejabat Pendaftar 6/2012 (Rujuk Registrars Announcement di myVLE).
11. Please ensure that you keep the RECEIPT issued upon submisson of your assignment as proof of
submission. Your assignment is considered as NOT submitted if you fail to produce the submission receipt
in any dispute arises concerning assignment submission. / Anda perlu memastikan RESIT yang
dikeluarkan bagi penghantaran tugasan disimpan sebagai bukti penghantaran. Kegagalan
mengemukakan resit dalam sebarang isu yang timbul berkaitan penghantaran tugasan akan
mengakibatkan tugasan dianggap TIDAK dihantar.

EVALUATION / PENILAIAN
This assignment accounts for 100% of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed
based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme attached. You would be given feedback on the
assignment before the Final Semester Examination commences. /
Tugasan ini menyumbang sehingga 100% daripada jumlah markah kursus berkenaan dan
akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Rubrik atau Skema Jawapan yang dilampirkan. Anda
akan diberikan maklum balas tentang tugasan ini sebelum Peperiksaan Akhir Semester
bermula.
PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION / PLAGIARISME: POTONGAN MARKAH
Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. If
plagiarism is detected, marks would be deducted as follows: /
Amaran: Tugasan yang diserahkan, secara automatik, akan disemak untuk menentukan
kadar pertindihan. Jika plagiarisme dikesan, markah akan dipotong seperti berikut:
No. /
Bil.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Similarity Percentage /
Kadar Pertindihan
0 30
30.01 50
50.01 70
70.01 - 100

Marks Deduction /
Potongan Markah
0
5
10
100

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION
PURPOSE
The purpose of this task is to assess your ability to:

search for information;

make notes from the reading material;

acknowledge other authors work, and

demonstrate logical arguments/discussions with supporting facts and evidences.

ACTIVITY 1 (30%)
Learning Skills course provide learning resources and services to Open University Malaysia
(OUM) students to develop their study strategies and academic writing skills.
Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
In a 300-350 word essay, describe relevant reasons to support your stand.

ACTIVITY 2 (30%)
Nowadays, a majority of universities around the world offer open distance learning program
for students which, on the surface, seems like a great opportunity to receive an education
without the hassle of dealing with overflowing parking lots, rushing to classes, or fitting
classes into the current work schedule. However, open distance classes might not be an ideal
scenario for every interested person. From your opinion, what are the problems faced by open
distance learners?
In a 300-350 word essay, describe your answers with relevant examples.

ACTIVITY 3 (30%)
Read an essay on Effective Reading (refer to Attachment 1 of the assignment question).
Based on the essay:
(a) Prepare an annotation; and
(b) a mind map (can be done in handwriting or computer typing) of the essay that you
have read.
*Note: For this activity you are required to scan your annotation note and mind map (written)
and submit it via online submission.
ACTIVITY 4 (10%)
Share your experiences and describe how you make use of myVLE to help you in learning?
Note: Write a 150-200 word essay for the above activity.

[Total: 100 marks]

SOALAN TUGASAN
TUJUAN
Tujuan tugasan ini adalah untuk menilai keupayaan anda dalam :

mendapatkan maklumat;

membuat nota dari bahan bacaan;

mengiktiraf kerja penulis lain, dan

mengemukakan hujah-hujah logikal/ perbincangan dengan sokongan fakta dan


bukti.

AKTIVITI 1 (30%)
Kursus Kemahiran Belajar dapat menyediakan sumber bahan-bahan pembelajaran dan
perkhidmatan kepada pelajar-pelajar OUM bagi meningkatkan strategi pembelajaran dan
kemahiran menulis bersifat ilmiah.
Adakah anda bersetuju atau tidak dengan kenyataan tersebut?
Hasilkan tugasan berbentuk esei 300-350 perkataan, terangkan sebab-sebab yang berkaitan
untuk menyokong pendirian anda.

AKTIVITI 2 (30%)
Pada masa kini, kebanyakan universiti menawarkan program pembelajaran jarak jauh dan
terbuka di serata dunia. Ini memberi satu peluang besar bagi mereka untuk mendapatkan
pendidikan tanpa perlu menghadapi masalah seperti menghadiri kelas secara bersemuka,
masalah mendapatkan tempat parkir kereta dan lain-lain masalah yang berkaitan dalam
kesibukan jadual bekerja. Walau bagaimanapun, pilihan pembelajaran jarak jauh dan terbuka
ini tidak juga dapat memenuhi kehendak pelajar yang belajar sambil bekerja.
Pada pendapat anda, apakah kekangan lain yang dihadapi oleh pelajar jarak jauh dan terbuka?
Hasilkan tugasan berbentuk esei 300-350 perkataan, yang menerangkan jawapan anda dengan
contoh yang sesuai.
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AKTIVITI 3 (30%)
Baca esei mengenai Effective Reading' (Lampiran 1). Berdasarkan esei tersebut, anda
dikehendaki:
(a) menyediakan nota anotasi; dan
(b) berpandukan esei tersebut juga, lakarkan peta minda (peta minda anda boleh dilakarkan
melalui tulisan tangan atau menggunakan komputer).
*Nota: Bagi aktiviti ini pelajar dikehendaki mengimbas (scan) nota anotasi dan peta minda
(jika penyediaan menggunakan tulisan tangan) dan menghantar tugasan secara online.

AKTIVITI 4 (10%)
Kongsikan pengalaman anda dan jelaskan bagaimana myVLE boleh membantu dalam
mempertingkatkan pembelajaran anda?
Hasilkan tugasan ini dalam 150-200 patah perkataan berbentuk esei.

[Jumlah: 100 markah]

Assignment Rubrics
ACTIVITY 1 and 2 (30%)

Criteria
INTRODUCTION

CONTENT

CONCLUSION

Weight

Missing
Item
0

Low

Fair

Above average

Excellent

The introduction states


the main topic, but
does not adequately
preview the structure of
the paper nor is it
particularly inviting to
the reader.
The main idea is
somewhat clear, but
there is a need for more
supporting information.

The introduction
clearly states the
main topic and
previews the
structure of the paper,
but is not particularly
inviting to the reader.
The main idea is
clear but the
supporting
information is
general.

The introduction is
inviting, states the
main topic and
previews the
structure of the
paper.

There is one clear,


well-focused topic.
Main idea stands
out and is
supported by
detailed
information.

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The conclusion is
recognizable, but does
not tie up several loose
ends.

The conclusion is
recognisable and ties
up almost all the
loose ends.

The conclusion is
strong and leaves
the reader with a
feeling that they
understand what
the writer is
"getting at".

1.5

No
introduction.

There is no clear
introduction to the
main topic or structure
of the paper.

The main idea


is not
mentioned.

The main idea is not


clear. There is a
seemingly random
collection of
information.

1. 5

No conclusion.

There is no clear
conclusion, the paper
just ends.

Max
Marks

Criteria
ORGANISATION

LANGUAGE/
GRAMMAR

Weight

Missing
Item
0

Low

Fair

Above average

Excellent

Max
Marks

0.5

The writing are


not organised.

Many details are not in


a logical or expected
order. There is little
sense that the writing
is organised.

Some details are not in


a logical or expected
order, and this distracts
the reader.

Details are placed in


a logical order, but
the way in which
they are presented/
introduced
sometimes makes the
writing less
interesting.

Details are placed


in a logical order
and the way they
are presented
effectively keeps
the interest of the
reader.

The writer
makes more
than 5 errors in
grammar or
spelling that
distracts the
reader from the
content.

The writer makes


more than 4-5 errors in
grammar or spelling
that distracts the
reader from the
content.

The writer makes 3-4


errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.

The writer makes 1-2


errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.

The writer makes


no errors in
grammar or
spelling that
distracts the reader
from the content.

TOTAL MARKS

30

Assignment Rubrics
ACTIVITY 3 (30%)
NO

ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA

INDEX
WEIGHT

MIND MAPPING
Understanding

No Mind
Mapping.

POOR
1

AVERAGE
2

GOOD
3

EXCELLENT
4

MARKS
(MAX)

Bare minimum of
content covered.

Shows a basic level


of coverage of key
ideas only.

Shows a solid grasp


of most of the
content.

Shows a solid grasp


of all the content
covered.

No extension of
ideas evident.

Attempts extension
of a few ideas.

Shows extensions of
most key ideas.

Extensions of the
key ideas show a
deep understanding
of the content.

Use of
images/symbols

No use of
images /
symbols.

The mind map


includes a few
images.

A few categories are


enhanced with
simple symbols or
diagrams.

Some categories are


enhanced with simple
symbols or diagrams.

Most categories are


enhanced with
simple symbols or
diagrams.

Use of colour

No use of
colour.

Has failed to
include colour in the
mind map.

Has used very little


colour in the mind
map and has not
used colour to
categorise
throughout the mind
map.

Has included colour


to demonstrate some
connections and/or to
categorise topics
throughout the mind
map.

Has included colour


to show all
connections and/or
to categorise topics
throughout the
mind map.

Neatness and
Presentation

Annotation

Not Neat.

The mind map was


not neat enough to
understand.

The mind map was


not neat enough to
understand most
concepts.

The mind map was


well presented and all
the information is
easy to understand.

The mind map was


well presented and
all the information
is easy to
understand.

2.5

No
annotation.

Annotated text is not


submitted on time.

Text is not
consistently marked
throughout.
Random passages
appear to be marked;
passages selected
often have no real
significance.
Annotated passages
may be very long or
very short.
Annotations include
little/no marginalia or
marginalia that is
characterized by plot
level questions or
simplistic summary.
Annotations include
little/no attempt to
identify
themes/purpose of
text.
Annotations include
little/no recognition
of unfamiliar

Text is marked
throughout.
Longer passages
(entire
sentences/entire
paragraphs) are the
primary element
annotated.
Commentary and
notations in margins
appear less frequently
or do not respond
directly to the passage
annotated. Marginalia
may be primarily
summary or
paraphrased statement
with some attempt at
analysis.
Annotations may not
accurately identify
purpose or themes of
text.
Reader may have
identified unfamiliar

Text is marked
throughout.
Words and phrases
are marked, and
commentary and
notations appear in
the margins that
indicate a response
to the words and
phrases marked.
Marginalia
(comments in the
margin) reflect
application of
literary terms,
questioning,
summarizing, and
analysis.
Annotations
accurately identify
purpose and themes
of the work.
Reader has
identified unfamiliar
vocabulary and

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vocabulary.
vocabulary but did not
Annotations do not
attempt to define the
reflect careful reading words.
of the text;
annotations do not
reflect interaction
between the reader
and the text.

attempted to define
those words.

TOTAL

30

Assignment Rubrics
ACTIVITY 4 (10%)

Criteria /
Kriteria

Weight /
Wajaran

Missing
Item /
Tidak
Lengkap
0

Low /
Lemah

Fair /
Sederhana

Above average /
Baik

Excellent /
Cemerlang

Max
Marks /
Markah
Penuh
6

Sharing
experience

1.5

No sharing
experience
provided.

Demonstrates a
minimal
understanding (sharing
experience) of myVLE
and the focus used of
myVLE.

Demonstrates an
average understanding
(sharing experience) of
myVLE and the focus
used of myVLE.

Demonstrates
adequate
information (sharing
experience) of
myVLE and the
focus used of
myVLE.

Demonstrates a
thorough
understanding
(sharing experience)
of myVLE and the
focus used of
myVLE.

Organization

0.5

No
organisation
of the
information.

The information
appears to be less
organised.

Information is
organised, but
paragraphs are not
well-constructed.

Information is
organised with wellconstructed
paragraphs.

Information is very
organised with wellconstructed
paragraphs. Well
organised ideas that
review the
experiences.

References

0.5

No
reference(s)
and
citation(s) are
given.

Reference and citation


are provided using
APA style more than
3 errors.

Reference and citation


are provided using
APA style minimal
with 3 errors.

Reference and
citation are provided
using APA style
minimal with 2
errors.

Reference and
citation are provided
using correct APA
style.

TOTAL MARKS

10