PENYERAHAN DAN PENILAIAN TUGASAN ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT _______________________________________________________________________ _ KOD KURSUS /COURSE CODE : OUMH1103 TAJUK

KURSUS /COURSE TITLE : LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS SEMESTER /SEMESTER : SMP PPG MAC 2012 ________________________________________________________________________ ARAHAN KEPADA PELAJAR / INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
1. Tugasan ini mengandungi SATU (1) soalan sahaja yang disediakan dalam bahasa modul bercetak kursus ini. / This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is set in the language of the printed module for the course. 2. Jawab dalam Bahasa Melayu atau Bahasa Inggeris. / Answer in Malay or English. 3. Muat turunkan 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 SECARA ON-LINE melalui MyVLE. Sila rujuk kepada portal untuk arahan mengenai prosedur menghantar tugasan anda secara on-line. Anda dinasihatkan menyimpan senaskah tugasan yang diserahkan untuk rujukan sendiri. / You must submit your assignment ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference. 6. Anda hanya boleh menghantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja dalam SATU fail. / You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. 7. Tugasan anda hendaklah diserahkan antara 10 April 2012 hingga 22 April 2012. Serahan selepas 22 April 2012 TIDAK akan diterima. / Your assignment must be submitted between 10 April 2012 and 22 April 2012. Submission after 22 April 2012 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. /

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4. prepare an academic report of approximately 2000. You are required to find information on important skills that employers are looking for in graduates. Based on the notes made. 2 . Find a few more articles and books and make notes from these sources. 2011 Globalisation’s Impact on Soft Skills Demand in the Malaysian Workforce and Organisations: What makes graduates employable? Kahirol Mohd Salleh.Your assignment should be prepared individually. you are only allowed to find information from reliable sources —credible websites. 2011 Don: English standard for undergraduates is still not up to par Bernama The Star November 7. For this assignment. You should not copy another person’s assignment. Khairul Nazry Talib Proceedings of the 1st UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training November 2010 3. Below are examples of sources that you can utilise for your report: Title of newspaper article Writers Source Date of publication Title of newspaper article Source Source Date of publication Title of journal article Writer Source Date of publication Top jobs only for those who know the language well Hariati Azizan and Lee Yen Mun The Star August 10. journal and newspaper articles. 2.2500 words on the following: a) The important skills that employers are looking for in graduates b) Suggestions for future graduates. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own. government bodies or educational institutions in Malaysia to ensure that future graduates are equipped with the skills listed. Nur Lisa Sulaiman. SOALAN TUGASAN /ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 1.

an academic report is divided accordingly using appropriate headings and subheadings. o Appropriate deliberations and examples are necessary to make your points clear. 3 . This statement would provide the reader the general idea of what would be discussed in the body of your report. Reference List Write proper in-text citations when including external sources in writing. Body of Academic Report o In the body of your report you should provide clear explanation on at least FIVE (5) different skills that employers are looking for in future graduates. o Students are required to paraphrase or to summarise information from external sources and not only lifting word-by-word from any external sources.*An academic report resembles an academic essay. It is essential that you substantiate your points with experts’ opinions and survey findings. o A reference list should be prepared to acknowledge all sources utilised in writing.Table of Content (containing the main content and page number) Main Content Introduction o The introduction should contain background information on the topic. However. the challenges faced by future graduates in Malaysia. government bodies and educational institutions to ensure that future graduates are equipped with the skills that you have listed. for example. Suggestions o Provide logical suggestions for future graduates. 5. o The introduction must contain a statement of purpose or a thesis statement. Your academic report should have the following sections: Preliminaries .

read Topic 5 of the module.o The reference list should utilise the APA citation style (as shown in Topic 5 of OUMH1103). 8 and 9 of your OUMH1103 module to learn more about Information Retrieval Skills. b) To retrieve more information on the topic. To answer this task. Marks will be granted as below: 4 . 2. Read Topics 7. read Topics 7. c) Select only scholarly articles/ books/ websites that are relevant to the assignment topic. a) Information on essential skills for future graduates can be found on the Internet through search engines (i. The resources of information obtained and used in your writing must be listed in the Reference section.e. 3. you need to search for information. Yahoo). To know more on how to write a good essay type of assignment. Google. GUIDELINES FOR ANSWERING TASK 1. 8 and 9 of your OUMH1103 module to learn about Information Retrieval Skills.

logical and relevant ideas Essay demonstrates indepth understanding of the issue Most suggestions given are appropriate Most writing flows due to effective use of cohesive devices Clear and logical connection EXCELLENT 4 Introduction is welldeveloped and contains clear thesis MARKS (MAX) 4 2 Body paragraphs: Findings (Five important skills) 2 No body paragraph Body paragraphs contain welldeveloped. Unclear and illogical All suggestions given are logical. Writing has a good flow due to effective use of cohesive devices There is clear and logical connection between parts of 8 4 5 . appropriate and workable. logical and relevant ideas Writing clearly demonstrates indepth understanding of the issue 8 3 Suggestions 2 No suggestion Suggestions given are generally inappropriate Writing is generally incoherent due to ineffective utilisation of cohesive devices.NO 1 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Introduction INDEX WEIGHT 1 MISSING ITEM 0 No introduction POOR 1 Introduction has inadequate development and does not contain a clear statement of purpose or contains faulty thesis Body paragraphs are not well-developed and contain many illogical and irrelevant ideas Essay demonstrates very little understanding of the issue AVERAGE 2 Introduction has adequate development but statement of purpose/ thesis statement was not clear Body paragraphs are not adequately developed but contain some logical and relevant ideas Essay demonstrates some understanding of the issue GOOD 3 Introduction has adequate development and contains clear thesis Body paragraphs contain adequately developed. Unclear and illogical connections in most 4 Coherence 1 No coherence Suggestions given are reasonably acceptable with some being inappropriate Writing is partly coherent but some parts are incoherent due to ineffective utilisation of cohesive devices.

writing Writing is properly cited and referenced 2 6 Language 1 Not structured and full of mistakes Sentences are moderately varied but some are wrongly constructed Essay may have some mistakes in grammar and mechanics that sometimes affect reader’s understanding Most sentences are varied and are skillfully constructed Essay may have a few mistakes in grammar and mechanics but these mistakes do not affect readers’ understanding Sentences are varied and are skillfully constructed Writing is free from flaws in grammar and mechanics 4 TOTAL POINTS 7.5 No reference Writing is not cited and referenced OR Inappropriate style of referencing/ citing external sources.parts of writing. References and citations contain a number of errors. 5 References 0.5 TOTAL 30 6 . between parts of writing Most writing is properly cited and referenced. Limited range of structures utilised and many are wrongly constructed Essay has serious flaw mistakes in grammar and mechanics that seriously affect reader’s understanding connections in some parts of writing.

Jika plagiarisme dikesan.30 % : potongan 20% daripada jumlah markah yang diperoleh. 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. Assignments with 10 .50 % : potongan 40% daripada jumlah markah yang diperoleh.50 % overlap with others: 40% deduction from the total marks scored.PENILAIAN / EVALUATION Tugasan ini akan menyumbangkan 40% markah kepada kursus tersebut dan akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Rubrik. Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan antara 31 . Assignments with more than 50% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given. 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. PLAGIARISME: POTONGAN MARKAH / PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION Amaran: Tugasan yang diserahkan secara automatik akan disemak untuk persamaan. Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan lebih daripada 50%: Markah sifar akan diberikan. MUKA SURAT TAMAT / END OF PAGE 7 . If plagiarism is detected. / This assignment accounts for 40% of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics. marks would be deducted as follows:    • • • Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan antara 10 . Assignments with 31 .

Appendix 1: Title Page FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES OUMH1103 LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS ASSIGNMENT TITLE Name Matric number NRIC Telephone number E-mail address Tutor’s name: Learning Centre: JANUARY 2012 Semester 8 .

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