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What I did in the teaching period break.
Be prepared to be bored, bored, bored, bored, bored.
Use the break to go back over assignments and their marks and feedback. This will help identify areas where
you need to put in…

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Table of Contents

Reflective Writing ............................................................................................................................... 3

Reflective Essay Concept Map ........................................................................................................... 6

Critical Review Concept Map and Design ........................................................................................... 7

2000 word Essay Designs ................................................................................................................... 9 ­ 10

Expository Essay Design ..................................................................................................................... 11

Descriptive Essay Writing Guidelines ................................................................................................. 12

Report…

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Reflective Writing
A great deal of your time university will be spent thinking; thinking about what people have said, what you
have read, what you yourself are thinking and how your thinking has changed. It is generally believed that the
thinking…

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What can I discuss?
· Your perceptions of the course and the content.
· Experiences, ideas and observations you have had, and how they relate to the course or topic.
· What you found confusing, inspiring, difficult, interesting and why.
·…

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Writing Style
As it concerns your thoughts, reflective writing is mostly subjective. Therefore in addition to being reflective
and logical, you can be personal, hypothetical, critical and creative. You can comment based on your
experience, rather than limiting yourself to academic…

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Reflective Essay Concept Map




Alternative Approaches Housekeeping.

Look for alternative ways Due date. Timeline.
to approach question outside Assessment criteria and
of normal boundaries. Weighting.
Any other requirements.




Essay Question

Task words.
Content words.
Limiting words.




Possible Topics

Most essays involve…

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3. Concepts
1. Objectives
2. Theory What are the central
what does the article concepts?
set out to do? Is there an explicit Are they well
theoretical framework defined?
or assumptions?



4. Argument
10. Style
What is the central
How clear…

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(7)
Critical Review

Introduction
Usually 1 paragraph for journal, 2-3 for book.
Opening sentences that announce the author(s) and the title,
briefly explain topic of text, present aim of text and summarise
main findings or key argument, conclude with brief statement…

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Example approach to 2000 word Argumentative Essay.


HINT
Learning materials
Decide what argument and theories
you are going to make.
Pick 3 reasons why it is
R1 300 words
true based on learning
materials. Studies and Reports
Then research.



Learning materials…

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Essay ­ 2000 words


Introduction
100 words




Background
200 words




Positive effect 1

Positive effects
400-500 words

Positive effect 2
Negative effect 1




Negative effect 2

Negative effects
900-1000 words

Negative effect 3




Negative effect 4


Conclusion
100 words




References

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