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ASSESSMENT DETAILS

BIU 3013 GENERAL ENGLISH


SEMESTER 2, 2015/2016
i.

Online Forum (20 %)

Due: Week 6

The task is assessed in order to address the following Learning Objectives:


1. Demonstrate understanding by responding accurately to information heard. (C3)
4. Cooperate effectively in group activities. (A2, TS3)
A video will be uploaded in MyGuru2 in Week 4. Based on the video, you are
required to respond to it, by posting your comment in the online platform provided.
The length of your opinion must be between 100 - 200 words. You also need to give
feedback to at least 3 other students with at least 50 words for each post.
When posting in the online forum, please do not lapse into casual online chat
language (no replacing whole words with single letter abbreviation u instead of you, r
instead of are, and so on). As this is an academic learning community, you are
respectfully requested to maintain an academic tone in your communication.
There is zero tolerance for plagiarized (copied) work of any kind.
Discussion Rubric
Does not Meet Target:
0 marks

Does not Meet Target:


1 - 5 marks

At least one post is


submitted by the
deadline.

Approaches Target:
6 - 10 marks
At least two posts are
submitted by the
deadline.

Meets Target:
11 - 15 marks
At least three posts are
submitted by the
deadline.

Post refers to specific


ideas and concepts from
Post is off topic.
the video and makes
substantive value-added
A very brief reply, with a
commentary to deepen
partial response to the
and broaden the
prompt.
discussion. It does not
No post OR post is not
simply summarize the
OR post is on topic but
submitted by the deadline Post is too short, unclear,
video. Post links the
does not demonstrate link
OR post is plagiarized.
imprecise, or off-topic.
video to personal
between video and
experience.
student's personal
Post makes no specific
experience.
reference to the video.
At least two of the posts
must include evidence of
Includes a post that
Or response is on topic
having read other
responds to another
but does not meet
students' posts and
student but lacks
minimum word count.
includes response that
substance (does not
furthers the discussion.
further the discussion).
No post that responds to
another student's post.
At least two of the posts
At least one post meets
meet minimum word
minimum word count.
count.
Post is on topic but is
simply a summary of the
video or makes
commentary that does
not deepen or carry the
discussion further.

Exceeds Target:
16 - 20 marks
All four posts are
submitted by the
deadline.
Posts refer to specific
ideas and concepts from
the video and make
substantive value-added
commentary to deepen
and broaden the
discussion. They do not
simply summarize the
video. Posts link the
video to personal
experience
All three responses
contain evidence of
having read other
students' posts and
include a response that
furthers the discussion.
Posts meet minimum
word count.