Academic and professional skills required to become a successful business and management graduate.

Academic and professional skills required to become a successful business and management graduate.

ASSESSMENT DETAILS PORTFOLIO You are required to produce Portfolio. Assignment Purpose: Create a portfolio of assignments with the aim to recognize, reflect upon, and start developing the appropriate academic and professional skills required to help you become a successful business and management graduate. You are, within your Portfolio to present parts of your work on a regular basis. Assignment Process: A. Portfolio Part 1: You will submit it as per module schedule: 25.03.18. B. Portfolio Part 2: You will submit it as per module schedule: 29.04.18. C. Portfolio Part 3: You will submit it as per module schedule: 13.05.18. D. Portfolio Part 4: You will submit it as per module schedule: 20.05.18. E. Important Note: In order for your Portfolio to be deemed complete, you must complete all four Parts within deadline. Failure to do so will mean this work is ineligible for submission as it will not have been completed. Assignment Structure: Your Portfolio is a 3.000 words assignment and is structured as follows: A. Portfolio Part 1 (800 words): For Portfolio Part 1, you will produce the following elements: 1. A list of active reading strategies you are using in one of your other courses. (50 words). 2. A summary of your learning style and a description of how you plan to modify how you study for a particular course. (150 words). BHL 4014 Page 5 Effective: Spring 2017/18 3. A critical analysis of a magazine article in which you ask and answer five critical questions. (300 words). 4. A week of lecture notes from one of your other courses. (200 words). 5. A list of questions based on a textbook chapter and prepared for a class discussion. (100 words). B. Portfolio Part 2 (500 words): For Portfolio Part 2, you will perform the following activities: 1. Remove the questions from the following paragraphs and make any necessary adjustments to the texts. (100 words). a. What is the symbolic importance of the jury? Jury trial represents judgment by one’s peers. The jury is therefore seen as a major control over abuse of state power. (Elliott and Quinn, 2008: 224) b. Suctioning is associated with several complications. What can be done to minimize or decrease these complications? There are several techniques which can be used, such as hyperinflation and hyperoxygenation. (Kozier et al., 2008: 403) c. What is the overall variation of the impedance? As can be seen, for frequency f1, the inductive reactance AB and the capacitive reactance AC are equal in magnitude so that the resultant reactance is zero. Consequently, the impedance is then only the resistance AD of the circuit. (Hughes, 2008: 300) d. What is the financial objective of a business? A business is normally set up with a view to increasing the wealth of its owners. (McLaney and Atrill, 2008: 25) 2. Find and correct the mistakes in the following quoted texts. There may be more than one mistake per exercise. You will need to use the reference list at the end of the activity to help you. (100 words). a. School readiness is a term that refers to a child’s ability to go to school ready to learn, having already gained…skills that will prepare them for class learning beforehand. (Davies, 2006: 47). b. ‘Biogeography is an important area of science and informs global environmental policy as well as local land management practice’. (Hilary S.C. Thomas 2008, p. 241). c. According to McLaney and Atrill, ‘the relevant/marginal cost approach deduces the minimum price for which the business can offer the product for sale’. d. In practice, airlines are major users of a relevant/marginal costing approach. McLaney. BHL 4014 Page 6 Effective: Spring 2017/18 e. ‘Damage to the amygdala, a cluster of neurons located deep in the temporal lobe, affects emotional behavior….’ (Martin, G.N., Carlson, N.R. and Buskist, W. Psychology. 3rd edn. London: Pearson Education. p. 157). References: Davies, S. (2006) The Essential Guide to Teaching. Harlow: Pearson Education. McLaney, E. and Atrill, P. (2008) Accounting. An Introduction (4th edn). Harlow: Pearson Education. (Extracts are from page 420.) Martin, G. N., Carlson, N.R. and Buskist, W. (2007) Psychology (3rd edn). Harlow: Pearson Education. Thomas, H. S. C. (2008) ‘Biogeographical concepts’. In J. Holden (ed.) Physical Geography and the Environment (2nd edn). pp. 153–92. Harlow: Pearson Education. 3. Read the original text and the summary which follows and note down the differences between the two texts in the table below. (100 words). Original Version There are a number of ways of expressing the total amount of water in the oceans. Seawater covers 361 million square kilometers (361 x 106 km2) which represents 71% of the surface of the globe. The total volume of water is enormous: 1.37 thousand million cubic kilometers (1.37 x 109 km3). Most of this water is contained in the three great oceans of the world: the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. (Holden, 2008: 57) Summary The surface of the earth comprises 71% seawater, most of which can be found in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Features You Identify Original Version Summarized Version Length of text Shorter than the original 4. Read the following short text and the two examples of paraphrase which follow it. Which example is a better paraphrase and why? (100 words). Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a severe decrease in eating. The literal meaning of the word ‘anorexia’ suggests a loss of appetite, but people with this disorder generally do not lose their appetite. (Martin et al., 2007: 606) BHL 4014 Page 7 Effective: Spring 2017/18 Paraphrase 1 An extreme reduction in food consumed by a person may indicate they have the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Although the term ‘anorexia’ literally means losing your appetite, this is generally not the case with sufferers. (Martin et al., 2007) Paraphrase 2 Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder indicated by an extreme reduction in eating. ‘Anorexia’ literally means a loss of appetite, but people with this disorder do not generally lose their hunger. (Martin et al., 2007) 5. Find and correct the mistakes in the following five references. There may be more than one mistake in each reference. (100 words). Thompson. (2001) Interaction in Academic Writing: Learning to Argue with the Reader. Applied Linguistics, 22, 58–78. Davies, S. (2006) The essential guide to teaching. Harlow. Jeffries, S. (2008, 21 August) The ice age. The Guardian, pp 4–6. Brassington, F. and Pettitt, S. Principles of marketing (4th edn.) Harlow: Pearson Education. Holden J (ed.) (2008) Physical Geography and the Environment. 2nd edn. Pearson Education. C. Portfolio Part 3 (1.000 words): Undertake a brief analysis of your academic skills. Identify six skills, three that are your strongest and three that you need to improve on. These skills may include reading, learning, referencing, academic writing style, stress management, teamwork, etc. skills. Assignment Structure: Your Portfolio Part 3 is a 1.000 words assignment in report format and should be structured as follows: 1. Title Page. 2. Table of Contents. 3. Introduction (50 words). 4. My Three Strongest Skills (450 words): Explain why you consider them to be strong: a. First. b. Second. c. Third. BHL 4014 Page 8 Effective: Spring 2017/18 5. My Three Skills Needing Improvement (450 words): Explain why you consider them to need improvement: a. First. b. Second. c. Third. 6. Conclusion (50 words). 7. References. Assignment Rationale: You are expected to demonstrate your own creativity and critical thinking and analysis based on strong argumentation that blends theory and practice. This is an academic piece of work. Therefore, every claim you make needs to be justified and supported by academic and professional references: you should use minimum 10 academic and professional sources (books, articles, blogs, etc.) from the last three years. Assignment Presentation: Your report must be typed and properly presented:  Word limit: 1.000 (+/- 10%). Word Count does not include Title Page, Table of Contents, and References;  Font size 12 (Times New Roman / Arial);  Line space 1,5. Assignment Referencing: The report must be appropriately referenced using Harvard referencing, and a full reference list included. Please refer to Harvard System of Referencing & Citation uploaded in CUC E-Learning Platform. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious offence and may incur severe penalties beyond a fail grade. Please refer to Scholastic Honesty in University Policies section of the module handbook. D. Portfolio Part 4 (700 words): Produce an improvement plan on how you intend to further develop your skills that need improvement. Assignment Structure: Your Portfolio Part 4 is a 700 words assignment in report format and should be structured as follows: 1. Title Page. 2. Table of Contents. 3. Introduction (50 words). BHL 4014 Page 9 Effective: Spring 2017/18 4. Skills Needing Improvement and Other Skills (100 words): Present a summary of your three skills that need improvement. 5. Improvement Plan (500 words): For each skill in Section 4 above, plan specific activities with resources and deadlines for each activity. 6. Conclusion (50 words). 7. References. Assignment Rationale: You are expected to demonstrate your own creativity and critical thinking and analysis based on strong argumentation that blends theory and practice. This is an academic piece of work. Therefore, every claim you make needs to be justified and supported by academic and professional references: you should use minimum 10 academic and professional sources (books, articles, blogs, etc.) from the last three years. Assignment Presentation: Your report must be typed and properly presented:  Word limit: 700 (+/- 10%). Word Count does not include Title Page, Table of Contents, and References;  Font size 12 (Times New Roman / Arial);  Line space 1,5. Assignment Referencing: The report must be appropriately referenced using Harvard referencing, and a full reference list included. Please refer to Harvard System of Referencing & Citation uploaded in CUC E-Learning Platform. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious offence and may incur severe penalties beyond a fail grade. Please refer to Scholastic Honesty in University Policies section of the module handbook.