Topic: What is paradox? What are some of its structures and effects?
What is paradox? What are some of its
structures and effects?
PLEASE do all the readings and read my lecture presentation, ive failed with this unit due to other websites not reading and combining the sources. please add them all and make it as if you understand this course.
This assignment requires students to articulate a reasoned response to one of a selection of essay topics. This assignment – like the first – is geared towards helping students to summarise and consolidate work covered in the first part of the unit. It also aims to help students attain skills giving succinct and clear summaries, which is both a key element of all academic – and much non-fiction – writing. In addition, this assignment helps students to take a position in relation to a particular argument and assists them in researching, thinking independently, and articulate that position.
– An essay is an extended intellectual engagement with a particular question. It must demonstrate not only an ability to write to an acceptable standard but, just as importantly, an ability to think to an acceptable standard.
– You are required to research the issues relating to the question, and to show evidence of that research in the form of appropriate reference and quotation.
– You are asked to query and evaluate all that you read and, through a critical engagement with it, develop your own opinions and ideas.
Essays will be rewarded according to the following four criteria:
– UTILISATION OF SOURCE MATERIAL: Work will be rewarded for competent use of source material. This includes finding, evaluating, and utilising sources. By “utilising” I am referring to the employment of direct and indirect citation in body of the assignment and the formatting of the bibliography at the end. (NOTE: You are required to cite every source used.)
– QUALITY AND CLARITY OF EXPRESSION: Work will be rewarded for the correct use of grammar and punctuation and for clarity of expression. (Another point concerning clarity is this: make clear to the marker which five terms you have selected by the use of sub-headings.)
– ORGANISATION OF IDEAS: Work will be rewarded that: (1) addresses directly the term being discussed (ie. avoids irrelevant material and unnecessary digressions); (2) exhibits a logical organisation and flow/linking of ideas. Paragraphs and links.
– QUALITY OF ARGUMENT: Work will be rewarded that is able to summarise and explain the ideas under discussion, to evaluate and critique various ideas/positions where it is thought necessary, and to utilise evidence to support its claims.
Additional Notes on the Essay
– You must utilise the conventions of standard academic referencing procedures; you can choose whatever recognised style you happen to prefer or know best (for instance, APA, Chicago, or Harvard), but utilise it consistently. Reference all work not your own.
– You must base your essay primarily on material from your reader and closed reserve. Failure to do so will result in a poor grade – or possibly a fail grade. The library material has been assembled to help steer you towards good intellectual material; trusting your own judgment (especially as pertaining to internet material) runs some very serious risks, especially if you are not familiar with the area and utilise internet material.
– Depending on the question that you choose to do, you must do adequate research preparation. All material listed in the bibliography you must have used (cited directly or indirectly from) in the body of your assignment. Reading one or two articles is simply insufficient preparation. Listing fifty books, however, will appear disingenuous. For an essay of this sort, reading 1-2 books and / or 5-10 articles or chapter is sufficient intellectual preparation for writing a considered response. Let your essay (and bibliography) reflect this. Where the question requires concentrated attention on a particular source – like questions one and four above – then the recommendation above may be relaxed a little: in these instances, 2-3 references should probably suffice, if the work is of high enough quality.
– If you are having trouble with understanding a particular question, getting appropriate research material, or encountering other problems which are preventing you from getting on with your studies, it’s important that you contact your lecturer or tutor early. Usually, things can be worked through or around, but only if there is enough time to consider options.