Write a Reflective Diary on ‘How Culture has contributed to your Identity’

  

Unit title & code

Individuals in Society    FYS001-0    

Assignment number and title

Assignment 1- Reflective Writing

Assessment type

Timed in class test- online

Weighting of assessment

30%

Size or length of assessment

 90 minutes  online automatically timed on BREO

Unit learning outcomes

Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to study effectively, taking responsibility for your own learning and your personal development.
  • Demonstrate your use of appropriate academic study skills to enhance your learning and personal development and apply when responding to assessment tasks.

 

 

What am I required to do in this assignment?

Write a Reflective Diary on ‘How Culture has contributed to your Identity’.

Online timed written test- 1.5 hours

This is an online timed test; you will need to write a reflective diary on how culture has contributed to your identity. On the day of your assessment, you will be given a set of questions to help you reflect.  You must answer all the questions in your reflection.

On the day of your assessment a set of questions will be made available to you on BREO. It is advisable to use a reflective learning model like Gibbs to help you write your reflection.

Gibbs Reflective Model:

When writing your reflective diary, it is important to remember that:

  • You are writing a diary.
  • Your diary should be a minimum of 400 words.
  • Include citations were needed.
  • Use a reflection model like Gibbs.
  • Reflect on all the questions.
  • Use diagrams and pictures if needed.

Instructions:

  • Your reflective diary should be a minimum of 400 words [+/- 10%] excluding any reference list.
  • Assignments will be online on BREO and automatically timed to 90 minutes once you click on the assessment.
  • This is an individual piece of work.
  • This coursework is subject to University Regulations, attention is particularly drawn to the regulations on late submission, CAAS and plagiarism.
  • Coursework should have some level of referencing attempted using the Harvard Referencing System and should include a list of references.
  • It is the responsibility of a student who registers for a UK program of study to learn about the academic practices they are required to follow.  I would recommend that you seek guidance on academic writing.  The library resources have information to help you on the following webpages:

What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)

In order to pass Assessment 1, you will need to:

  • Demonstrate at least a minimum level of honesty and self-awareness in your writing.
  • Work to the set criteria (question set to be reflected on)
  • Write reflectively.

How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?

We will be filling this section in together in class onmake sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.

 

How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?

Each week you will build upon your knowledge to be able to answer the above assignment successfully. This assessment relates to your weekly learning and relates to the topic identity and culture.  

 

 

How will my assignment be marked?

Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.

You can use them to evaluate your own work and estimate your grade before you submit.

 

 

3rd Class – 40-49%

Lower 2nd – 50-59%

Upper 2nd – 60-69%

1st Class – 70%+

Knowledge and understanding of subject matter

(30%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge on the role culture can play in building one’s identity but with evident shortcomings by not having examples and reasons.

 

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies in answering the questions.

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated on how culture can play a role in one identity by referring to basic theory on the subject.

 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited with examples and reasons and with some inaccuracy in answering the reflective questions.  

 

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated on how culture can play a role in one identity by using a range of theories on the subject.

 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology with examples and reasons.

 

 Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated on culture can play a role in one identity by using a wide range of theories on the subject.

 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology with examples and reasons in great depth.

 

Interpretation and evaluation of subject material

(30%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings on reflective writing. Showing little attempt of reflective writing without using a reflective model like Gibbs.

 

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated on reflective writing with reference made to a reflective model without application of all stages. Some Justification on feelings and thoughts being expressed.

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated in application of a reflective model. Attempts made to apply each stage of the model to the questions. Justification and analysis provided for each question with reference to feelings, thoughts, and outcomes.

 

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated in application of a reflective model.  All the stages of the model have been applied in great depth. Justification and analysis provided for each question with reference to feelings, thoughts, and outcomes.

 

Structure, Presentation and Layout

(20%)

Basic layout of a reflective diary with minimum attempt to use visual aids to present information. Minimum use of paragraph, headings, and subheadings with an adequate structure of writing.

Good layout of a reflective diary with attempt made to use visual aids to present information. With the use of paragraph, headings, and subheadings with a good structure of writing.

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated in the layout of a reflective diary with good use of visual aids to present information. With paragraphs, headings, and subheading with an attractive overall structure with some grammar and spelling mistake

 

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated in the layout of a reflective diary with excellent use of visual aids to present information. With paragraphs, headings and subheading used with a very attractive overall structure that is clear and no grammar and spelling mistakes.

 

Referencing, relevance and quality of research sources

(20%)

Basic/no attempt made for using citation and reference list. Very little attempt made to use recent sources of information up to five years old.

 

Some attempt made for using citation and reference list may not follow the Harvard system correctly. Some attempt made to use recent sources of information up to five years old.

 

Very good attempt made for using citation and reference list with little inconsistency in referencing. Use of recent and updated sources within the last five years.

 

Excellent attempt made for using citation and reference list with no inconsistency in referencing. Use of recent and updated sources within the last five years. 

 

 

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